Right now we are knee-deep in our Lewis and Clark study with Paths of Exploration. I have written before about how much we are enjoying Paths of Exploration this year. We are particularly enjoying the Lewis and Clark study. I really had no idea how important their exploration of the west was to our country. I hope that I can convey this to my children, so 30 years from now they aren’t like me thinking “did we even talk about this in school?”!
Learning about Lewis & Clark
I’m asking the kids to come up with a project that they can work on together to wrap up their Lewis and Clark study in a few weeks. We recently went to the library and picked up a handful of books, and we have been investigating some other resources available on the web. I thought I’d share them here.
Lewis and Clark for Kids – Their Journey of Discovery with 21 Activities – a book about their journey as well as craft ideas such as a recipe for fruit leather, ideas for tracking animals, and make your own moccasins
Dog of Discovery A Newfoundland’s Adventures with Lewis and Clark – the journey of Seaman, the dog that accompanied Lewis and Clark.
Who Was Sacagawea?
Cooking on the Lewis and Clark Expedition – a simple cookbook featuring recipes that York would have prepared along the trail. The Cherry Sauce would be great over vanilla ice cream!
Plants on the Trail with Lewis and Clark – a detailed look at the animals that Lewis and Clark discovered and encountered along the way.
Animals on the Trail with Lewis and Clark – a detailed look at the plants that Lewis and Clark discovered and encountered along the way.
Going Along with Lewis & Clark – travel with Lewis & Clark on their journey. A great book with lots of little snippets of information.
Internet Resources for Lewis & Clark:
PBS: Lewis & Clark
National Geographic: Lewis & Clark
Discovering Lewis & Clark
Lewis & Clark’s Historic Trail
Unit Studies for Lewis & Clark:
Lewis and Clark and Me
Lewis & Clark – Down Load N Go
Lewis & Clark – Homeschooling on a Shoestring
Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
Lewis & Clark: Explorers of the New Frontier
National Geographic: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West
Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center