Lewis and Clark Expedition
National Geographic is an excellent interactive site; it is a “choose your own adventure,” as if a student were a part of the expedition with Lewis and Clark. The goals of the student are to map the rivers, make friends with natives, open the West to trade, and look for a Northwest Passage (an easy water route from coast to coast).
Public Broadcasting Service is an excellent site is a PBS film by Ken Burns entitled The Journey of the Corps of Discovery. It includes the following topics: Inside the Corps, Native Americans encountered along the way, the journals, a timeline of the trip, related links, classroom resources, and an interactive game entitled “Into the Unknown,” where students read and make decisions along the trail.
The Lewis and Clark Trail includes a vast amount of information on all aspects of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, including a Podcast directory that is presented in an audio version and can be listened to on the computer. Excellent, informative, educational site!
Lewis & Clark: Mapping the West includes activities, lesson plans, historical figures, etc. It also includes online access to historical maps and other primary sources. Great site!
ClassroomHelp.com is a helpful site giving lessons, Lewis and Clark web quests, additional web sites, and resources.
“The Flora, Fauna, and Landscapes of the Lewis and Clark Journey” has links to plants, animals, and locations covered by Lewis and Clark through an interactive map showing the trail taken by the expedition. Excellent!
The National Geographic is an interactive look at the journey of Lewis and Clark. Journal entries, historical photos, drawings, and more are included. Excellent site!
American Studies at the University of Virginia contains the journal writings of Lewis and Clark.
Idaho Public Television gives a lot of information through video clips and video streaming for students to both read and listen to. Sakakawea, crossing the Rockies, journal entries, etc. are all available at this site.
Lewis and Clark Across Missouri contains several images relevant to the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
The Teacher's Guide lists several teaching lesson plans and thematic units. For example, the first link introduces students to the instruments Lewis and Clark used in navigating. Students are shown how to create a sextant and how to use it effectively. Numerous additional links relating to Lewis and Clark are listed with excellent teaching ideas.
National Geographic is an interactive site created by National Geographic for kids. It gives students specific information as they click on campfires following the Lewis and Clark trail. Students will find this interesting.
"Lewis & Clark: The Ultimate Adventure" is the Ultimate Adventure of Lewis and Clark, as it gives students a chance to click on a particular location along the trail and read about it. There are several other resources included in this site, which mark the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
"A Photographic Journey up the Missouri River in North Dakota - Fort Mandan" shows photographs going upstream on the Missouri River, including photos of Fort Mandan and the tools and maps of Lewis and Clark.