Lewis and Clark for Kids: Their Journey of Discovery with 21 Activities by Janis HerbertKids love adventure stories, so teaching about the Lewis and Clark expedition can be a lot of fun! This topic is usually part of an American Frontier unit, so its air of adventure and discovery is great for setting the tone for the whole unit. Below are some of the best children's books depicting the Lewis and Clark expedition from a variety of vantage points--like a dog, a Native American, an African American slave, a young boy who desperately wanted to join Many are teacher tested. Try them out in your next history unit!
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Skip to content 11 October August 19, Jean is on the Sacagawea dollar. Kids will learn about her crucial role in the Lewis and Clark expedition and her influential legacy. The level 3 text provides accessible, yet wide-ranging, information for independent readers. Louis, Missouri, on May 21, , their mission was to explore the vast, unknown territory acquired a year earlier in the Louisiana Purchase. The travelers hoped to find a waterway that crossed the western half of the United States. However, young readers will love this true-life adventure tale of the two-year journey that finally brought the explorers to the Pacific Ocean.
This page lists excellent children's books depicting the Lewis and Clark journey for kids in elementary and middle school.
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PreK—K , 1—2 , 3—5 , 6—8 , 9— Every volume uses black and white photographs and historic prints to tell the story of an important figure in American history. A chronology, bibliography, materials for further reading, and an index are also included to encourage students to research the people and events in more depth. Through Augustus' account of the journey and his emerging friendship with guide Sacagawea, your child will learn about Lewis and Clark's incredible contributions. A unique blend of history and humanity provides an intimate glimpse into Sacajawea's legendary journey at age sixteen. Married and a mother, she has been taken from her Shoshone people and has been asked to join Lewis and Clark in their expedition to explore the land from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean.