The Perissos Life Lewis and Clark Lesson

Lewis and Clark and Sacagawea

CURRICULUM: America the Beautiful by Charlene Notgrass
Lesson 36 – God’s Wonders and Our American Story:
Thomas Jefferson Sends Lewis and Clark

CURRICULUM: America the Beautiful by Charlene Notgrass
Lesson 37 – God’s Wonders and Our American Story:
The Corp of Discovery Completes Its Mission and Returns Home

CURRICULUM:  The American Story:  100 True Tales from American History by Jennifer Armstrong
1805 – The Great Divide; pg. 65

CURRICULUM: Discovering God’s Plan for America: From Sea to Shining Sea for Young Readers by Peter Marshall and David Manuel; Chapter 5
Children’s Activity Book; pgs. 16-20
Study Guide; pgs. ___

CURRICULUM:  Scholastic Interactive American History 3-D Maps: Lewis and Clark’s Expedition

This is a fun geography study of the expedition.  I was also thinking about doing salt dough maps of the expedition.

CURRICULUM:  Scholastic Lewis and Clark: Background Information, Skill-Building Activities, and a Colorful Learning Poster

CHARACTER STUDY:  Faithfulness

TIMELINE: Meriwether Lewis

TIMELINE: William Clark

READ ALOUD: How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis and Clark by Rosalyn Schnauzer
I would not miss this book and the accompanying website below.  This is a good as it gets for young kids.

WEBSITE:  Go West Across American with Lewis and Clark. Very interactive.

READ ALOUD: Sterling Biographies: Lewis & Clark: Blazing a Trail West by John Burrows

READ ALOUD: Lewis and Clark: In Their Own Words by George Sullivan

READ ALOUD: The Lewis and Clark Expedition (Landmark Books) by Richard L. Neuberger

READ ALOUD: Going Along With Lewis & Clark by Barbara Fifer

READ ALOUD: Meeting Natives with Lewis and Clark by Barbara Fife

READ ALOUD: Lewis and Clark for Kids: Their Journey of Discovery with 21 Activities (For Kids series) by Janis Herbert

READ ALOUD: Lewis and Clark on the Trail of Discovery: An Interactive History with Removable Artifacts (Lewis & Clark Expedition) by Rod Gragg

READ ALOUD: The Captain’s Dog: My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe by Roland Smith

READ ALOUD: Seaman: The Dog Who Explored the West with Lewis and Clark

READ ALOUD: Seaman’s Journal: On the Trail With Lewis and Clark by Patti Eubank

READ ALOUD: Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog’s Tale by Laurie Meyers (lesson)
This was a really fun book for my son; the expedition as told from the dog, Seaman’s perspective.

READ ALOUD: Dog of Discovery: A Newfoundland’s Adventures with Lewis & Clark

READ ALOUD: The Lewis and Clark Expedition:  Join the Corps of Discovery to Explore Uncharted Territory (Kaleidoscope Kids Book) by Carol Johnmann

READ ALOUD: The Lewis and Clark Expedition (Graphic History) by Jessica Gunderson

READ ALOUD: Plants on the Trail with Lewis and Clark by Dorothy H. Patent

READ ALOUD: Animals on the Trail by Dorothy H. Patent

ACTIVITY:  Lewis and Clark Animal Discovery Journal

READ ALOUD: The Lewis and Clark Cookbook by Leslie Mansfield

READ ALOUD:  The Food Journal of Lewis & Clark: Recipes for an Expedition

READ ALOUD: Time Warp Trio: Lewis and Clark

READ ALOUD: A Picture Book of Lewis and Clark

READ ALOUD: Lewis and Clark for Kids

READ ALOUD: You Wouldn’t Want to Explore With Lewis and Clark

READ ALOUD: My Travels with Capts. Lewis and Clark

READ ALOUD: The Great Expedition of Lewis & Clark: by Private Reubin Field, member of the Corps of Discovery by Judith Edwards

READ ALOUD: Lewis and Clark: Explorers of the American West Steven Kroll

READ ALOUD: The Lewis & Clark Journals

READ ALOUD: The Journals of Lewis and Clark by Meriwether Lewis

READ ALOUD: My Name is America: The Journal of Augustus Pelletier : The Lewis and Clark Expedition

READ ALOUD: How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis & Clark

READ ALOUD: Childhood of Famous Americans: Meriwether Lewis, Boy Explorer (I LOVE this book series!)

READ ALOUD: Meriwether Lewis

READ ALOUD: Lewis and Clark by George Sullivan

READER: Lewis and Clark: A Prairie Dog for the President (Step into Reading, Step 3)

READ ALOUD: American Slave, American Hero: York of the Lewis and Clark Expedition by Laurence Pringle, Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu

READ ALOUD: America in the Time of Lewis and Clark: The Story of Our Nation from Coast to Coast, from 1801 to 1850 by Sally Senzell Isaacs


WEBSITE:  Lewis & Clark Packing List

WEBSITE:  Lewis and Clark at PBS

WEBSITE:  Lewis and Clark: Create Your Own Adventure

WEBSITE:  Journals of Lewis and Clark 

WEBSITE:  Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition at the University of Nebraska

WEBSITE:  Mapping the West with Lewis and Clark

WEBSITE:  Lewis and Clark Cyberhunt

WEBSITE:  Lewis & Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibition

WEBSITE:  Scholastic Lewis and Clark

MOVIE:  Ken Burns’ American Lives:  Lewis & Clark:  The Journey of the Corp of Discovery by PBS

MOVIE:  Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West by National Geographic (also at IMAX theaters)

MOVIE:  Explorers of the World Series:  Lewis and Clark by ___

MOVIE:  American Heroes and Legends:  The Song of Sacagawea (animated)

MOVIE:  The Journey of Sacagawea by PBS

VIDEO:  A National Firearms Museum Treasure Gun:  Girandoni Air Rifle; as used by Lewis and Clark

VIDEO: The Lewis and Clark Expedition

TIMELINE:  Sacagawea

READ ALOUD:  The Crossing by Donna Jo Napoli

READ ALOUD:  Sacagawea by Lise Erdrich and Julie Buffalohead

READ ALOUD:  A Picture Book of Sacagawea by

READ ALOUD:  Childhood Of Famous Americans: Sacagawea: American Pathfinder

READER:  Sacajawea (Penguin Young Readers, L4)

READ ALOUD:  Valuetales: The Value of Adventure: The Story of Sacagawea

JUST FOR FUN: I gave each of my kids a Sacagawea Golden Dollar as a keepsake.

ACTIVITY:  Lewis & Clark Costumes

ACTIVITY:  Lewis and Clark Explore the Park Mapping Activity and Our Own Lewis & Clark Expedition

ACTIVITY:  Westward Bound!: A Lewis & Clark Board Game

ACTIVITY:  The Lewis and Clark Expedition Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book) by Peter F. Copeland

FIELD TRIP:  National Park Service:  Lewis and Clark Trail and  Lewis and Clark Trail and Lewis and Clark’s Historic Trail and Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation and a list of historic sites along the way!

FIELD TRIP:  Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center in Great Falls, Montana

FIELD TRIP:  Lewis and Clark Statue; 500 S. Riverside Dr., Saint Charles MO 63301

We don’t make lap books, but we do enjoy some of the activities and components from them; then we add them into our notebooks. Here are a couple lap books below.

FIELD TRIP:  Statue of Lewis and Clark’s Big Dog Seaman, Washburn, ND on the Missouri River.

LAPBOOK:  Lewis and Clark Lapbook

LAPBOOK:  Lewis and Clark Lapbook

If you want more Lewis and Clark fun, this mommy blogger has some great ideas and links too.

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