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The Lewis And Clark Expedition

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  • Item #: 046893
    ISBN: 9780152064556
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    Lewis and Clarks journey would not have been the same without Sacajawea, the young woman who served as their guide, translator, and peacemaker. Sacajaweas story is told in alternating chapters, going back and forth between Sacajaweas and Captain William Clarks voices. Authentic excerpts from Clarks journals appear throughout the text, and an authors note in the back explains how research was conducted for the story. A map of Lewis and Clarks expedition is located in the front of the book. By Joseph Bruchac. 200 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 028925
    ISBN: 9781403447746
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  • Item #: 026976
    ISBN: 9781931397803
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    This interesting book tells about the Lewis and Clark expedition in a fun and unique way. Munford, a funny little water molecule, gets flung onto Captain Lewiss hat and then sticks with the group for their journey to the Pacific Ocean. From the water molecules point of view, the book tells about how they traveled, new plants and animals they found, different people they interacted with, and more. This fun-to-read book is a great way to introduce kids to the Corps of Discovery and makes the story more interesting for those who may not have a natural love of history. Fun black and white illustrations are included on every other page. By Jamie Aramini, 170 pgs, pb. ~Rachel

  • Item #: 018666
    ISBN: 9781885593733
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    Young history students again have the ability to participate in history, not just learn it in the newest historical activity book in the popular Kaleidoscope Kids series. In this title, theyll create some terrific projects and learn some of the same skills the explorers in the expedition used as they follow along with the story of the expedition. The book begins with Jeffersons election to the presidency and his idea to take an expedition west to discover the fabled Northwest Passage. It follows Meriwether Lewis through his months of preparation, and then through the whole of the expedition, frequently featuring excerpts from the many journals of Lewis and Clark. In fact, the text itself reads in a journal format, where the authors have taken events from that particular day from the journals of the explorers, and have retold it in a simpler format, free of the many misspellings and grammatical errors that frequently arise in the original journal entries. (Okay, so they were explorers, not writers). Featured side notes are presented about interesting facts and events of the journey, and scattered throughout are pictures, paintings, pages from their journals, and other illustrations. True to this series style, there are plenty of activities. Along the way, young explorers will build their own balsa wood model keelboat, do some land surveying and dead reckoning, make a Mandan earth lodge, carve a canoe, make their own moccasins, try some Shoshone sign language, and build a bullboat. Other less involved activities, questions, and challenges are presented throughout as well, using maps, suggestions to start your own journal, to really observe and sketch some species we see every day, plant Indian corn, and draw an outline of the U.S.A in the dirt or sand from memory! At the end, the main characters are followed up with a short What Happened Then? bio, and a page of resources contains suggestions on some more books, websites, and videos/movies you may want to check out.

  • Item #: 034537
    ISBN: 9781887840392
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    This classic Landmark Books reprint from 1951 brings the Lewis and Clark story to life for young readers. Large readable text tells their story as they brave the uncharted territories west of St. Louis. Of course, Lewis and Clark wouldnt have been successful without the help of York (a black man), Sacajawea (a Native American woman), and other men from Germany, Ireland, France, and other regions of the United States. This page-turner includes occasional black-and-white illustrations. By Richard L. Neuberger. 183 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa
  • Item #: 003087
    ISBN: 9781560371519
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    The Lewis and Clark Expedition was a very adventurous trip, but often the excitement of it is lost in school, where dry historical facts and simple retellings make it seem boring or unimportant to kids today. This book will certainly keep that from happening, as it is full of colorful pictures and graphics that will fascinate readers and help them see the explorers as real people. Full-color pictures include old portraits of the participants, replicas of boats, tools, and weapons used by the team, photographs of sites seen by the group, maps, and more. The book tells a bit about the people involved, things they took on the trip, where they went, how they knew where to go, how they traveled, people they met, and more. A great introduction to the Expedition, and a book kids will read just for fun. By Barbara Fifer, 48 pgs, pb. ~Rachel

  • Item #: 052274
    ISBN: 9780873587587
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    The famous story of the Lewis and Clark expedition is told from the unique perspective of Lewis slave, York. Accompanying Lewis on his journey to provide manual labor and support, York gives us a simple rendering of the story from the viewpoint of a man desiring freedom. York was a real person, who unfortunately was never granted his freedom, yet he participated in one of the greatest expeditions in the history of our country. With beautiful painting-like illustrations, this story is sure to captivate. ~ Alissa

  • Item #: 003098
    ISBN: 9781560372271
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    What kind of cooking utensils did Lewis and Clark take on their trips? What is a cordelle? What did military uniforms from 1803 look like? Discover the answers to these questions and more with this fascinating glossary. It contains several hundred historical terms from Lewis and Clarks journals. Appearing in alphabetical order, these are detailed descriptions most being a paragraph or more in length. Color illustrations and photographs appear on every two-page spread, so you can actually see some of the places, animals, and objects they saw. A helpful resource for those studying Lewis and Clark, or just interested in the era. 79 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 000940
    ISBN: 9780823412730
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    This is a simple but captivating telling of the journey Lewis and Clark made from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean. Using clear language and magnificent, colorful illustrations, readers learn of President Thomas Jeffersons desire to have the west explored, some of the expeditions encounters with Native Americans and native animal life, and the terrain and geographical features they had to conquer. Also included is a timeline of important dates. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 026778
    ISBN: 9780486481081
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    From historical figures to American symbols and culture, these mazes will take you on a journey, one maze at a time. Each is black and white, designed in a woodcut-like fashion. You will enjoy winding your way through the profiles of such figures as George Washington, Martin Luther King, Jr., Amelia Earhart, and Sitting Bull. Also, events such as the Wright brothers first flight, space exploration, and the Lewis and Clark expedition are depicted for your exploration. Trace your way through American icons such as the Route 66 sign, the silver dollar, and a buffalo. With arrows indicating the start and finish, these thirty-six mazes are challenging. And if you happen to get lost, solutions are included. Pb. John

  • Item #: 031587
    ISBN: 9781572814219
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    Join Lewis, Clark, York, Sacagawea, and her son Jean Baptiste Charbonneau (affectionately called Pomp) in their famous expedition of 1804-1806! Explore the wildlife, plants, flowers, people, and food the Corps of Discovery encountered during their historical trek westward to the Pacific Ocean. Included are 56 exploration cards, a trail map poster (18 x 24), stickers, and instructions. Each exploration card is numbered, categorized, and dated. The cards bear an illustration of the discovery, the name of discovery, and a brief but informative description. There are directions on how to play two different games for 2-4 players. In Lewis & Clark Rummy Twist, be the first player to go out by collecting groups of three or four cards from the same category. For example, four reptile cards and three coastal Indian tribe cards would make a winning hand. In Lewis & Clark Trail, gather any five sequential cards following the route of Lewis & Clark. Young explorers can line up all of the exploration cards in numerical order and create their own expedition trail! Once they have completed the journeys sequence with cards, they can compare it to the poster.

  • Item #: 029064
    ISBN: 9781893537378
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  • Item #: 023790
    ISBN: 9780792267263
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    A beautiful, energetic picture book that not only tells the tale of Lewis & Clarks historical expedition, but does so in their own words, to boot. The highlights from the trip are captured, accompanied by text boxes containing edited, but accurate descriptions taken from Lewis and Clarks journals, and lively, energetic illustrations of the other Corps of Discovery members, Native Americans, animals, and plants they met up with, exciting events, their camps, and forts. After the ecstatic team finally beholds the Pacific at the end of the tale, facts about the journey back home, and some of their amazing accomplishments are featured. An informational and highly entertaining version of the Lewis and Clark expedition. - Jess

  • Item #: 008990
    ISBN: 9781561451906
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    This book is a great piece of historical fiction for kids. It chronicles the travels of Lewis and Clark and the adventures they have with their dog Seaman. The illustrations are pencil drawings captioned with quotations taken from the journals kept by Lewis and Clark and their men, with the original spelling and punctuation. The story is followed by an authors note, along with information on other books to be read and areas that might be of interest for kids studying the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Also included is a map of the U.S. and the Louisiana Purchase ca. 1803-1806 and one of the continental United States today showing the course taken by Lewis and Clark. 187 pgs, pb. - Stephanie A.

  • Item #: 027209
    ISBN: 9780471267386
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    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) From The Louisiana Purchase. Like many other major events in world history, the Louisiana Purchase is a fascinating mix of destiny and individual energy and creativity. . . . Thomas Jefferson would have been less than human had he not claimed a major share of the credit. In a private letter . . . the president, reviving a favorite metaphor, said he "very early saw" Louisiana was a "speck" that could turn into a "tornado." He added that the public never knew how near "this catastrophe was." But he decided to calm the hotheads of the west and "endure" Napoleon's aggression, betting that a war with England would force Bonaparte to sell. This policy "saved us from the storm." Omitted almost entirely from this account is the melodrama of the purchase, so crowded with "what ifs" that might have changed the outcome-and the history of the world.The reports of the Lewis and Clark expedition . . . electrified the nation with their descriptions of a region of broad rivers and rich soil, of immense herds of buffalo and other game, of grassy prairies seemingly as illimitable as the ocean. . . . From the Louisiana Purchase would come, in future decades, the states of Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and large portions of what is now North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Minnesota, Colorado, and Louisiana. For the immediate future, the purchase, by doubling the size of the United States, transformed it from a minor to a major world power. The emboldened Americans soon absorbed West and East Florida and fought mighty England to a bloody stalemate in the War of 1812. Looking westward, the orators of the 1840s who preached the "Manifest Destiny" of the United States to preside from sea to shining sea based their oratorical logic on the Louisiana Purchase.TURNING POINTS features preeminent writers offering fresh, personal perspectives on the defining events of our time.
  • Item #: 006693
    ISBN: 9780195327182
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    The early days, including the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis & Clark expedition.

  • Item #: 048938
    ISBN: 9780794524005
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    Reading through this Usborne book made me want to take a few vacation days and go explore someplace exotic. It highlights some of the most popular or influential explorers from ancient to current times. It shares their exciting stories in a concise but captivating way, showing the supplies they needed, hardships endured, reasons for their travels, how their trips made history, and more. The text itself is fascinating, but the illustrations really make the book stand out. There are cartoon drawings and profiles of the explorers with speech bubbles displaying things they said or wrote, photographs or reproductions of famous vessels, tools, etc. used in exploration, colorful maps, and scenes of impressive things explorers discovered. Small text boxes share especially interesting information, captions are descriptive and informational, and the text is engaging. Starting with the ancient Egyptian adventurer Harkhuf, who traveled to a place called Yam to bring back precious treasures to the king of Egypt, the book continues through explorers such as the ancient Greek Pytheas, Vikings like Leif Ericsson, the Italian traveler Marco Polo, the Muslim explorer Ibn Battuta who covered 75,000 miles across Africa, the 15th Century Chinese adventurer Zheng He who explored the lands around China for the emperor and spread the word that China was in charge, Portuguese sailors who explored the African west coast looking for a way to Asia, Christopher Columbus and other adventurers who explored/invaded the New World, and Ferdinand Magellans trip around the world. The scientific aspects of later explorations are also covered, like Captain Cooks mapping of the coast of Canada, and then attempting a scientific expedition to the Pacific Ocean; nature-lover and German-born Alexander von Humboldt who studied the plants and wildlife of South American jungles; Lewis and Clarks remarkable adventure across North America; Dr. Livingstones missionary efforts in Africa; British officer Charles Stuart who explored the Australian outback; and even more current Antarctic adventures and races. Ocean and space exploration are touched on lightly. Obviously, a wide range of explorers and explorations are covered, so this is a perfect introductory book for kids and a good way to get them to see the excitement and adventure of exploring. By Anna Claybourne, 104 pages, pb. ~Rachel

  • Item #: 028748
    ISBN: 9780545530842
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  • Item #: 023618
    ISBN: 9781929756254
    Retail: $25.00
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    A delightful alternative! These reproductions of radio programs originally produced for the armed services dramatically tell the story of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Introduced by Jim Hodges each story auditorily recreates an event-by-event portrayal of the trip west. Rather than storytelling, this MP3 format CD contains thirteen 30-minute-long vintage radio productions that utilize sound effects, music, and various actors portraying the main characters. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 054657
    ISBN: 9781464400308
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    ( Description provided by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) "A six shooter makes all men and women equal." Agnes Morley not only coined this phrase, but also backed it up by carrying a gun. While many women in the (Description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) Wild West did not carry a gun, Morley's quote represented the brave spirit of all pioneering women. Early expeditions to the unexplored West included women, such as Sacagawea, who helped Lewis and Clark reach the Pacific. As Americans settled the West, women took on important roles as ranchers, teachers, homesteaders, miners, outlaws, and reformers. From Calamity Jane to Carry Nation, author Jeff Savage examines the amazing women pioneers of the Wild West.
  • Item #: 015935
    ISBN: 9781930443273
    Retail: $15.00
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    Topics of this thirty-one week course include: the Mayflower, Paul Revere, War for Independence, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Lewis and Clark expedition, War of 1812, Star Spangled Banner, Oregon Trail, War Between the States, the Gettysburg Address, famous inventors Edison, famous inventors Carver, Immigration to America, Ellis Island, WWI, and WWII.

  • Item #: 005371
    ISBN: 9781556522710
    Retail: $14.95
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    By the same author as Huzzah Means Hooray, and More than Moccasins, this new activity book will take you to the old west with the Lewis and Clark expedition, fur traders exploration, a wagon train to Oregon Territory, the discovery of gold, and of course, the era of cowboys. Youll go back in time, too, with the activities; panning for gold, singing cowboy songs and makin flapjacks, sewing a sunbonnet, and much, much more!

  • Item #: 015488
    ISBN: 9781579600648
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    This volume covers 100 years of westward expansion, beginning with the Louisiana Purchase and including the Lewis and Clark expedition, Zebulon Pike, trappers and traders, the early pioneers who traveled the Oregon Trail, the 49ers of gold rush fame, the Mormons, the Pony Express, and Americas first Transcontinental railroad.

  • Item #: 033942
    ISBN: 9780439466059
    Retail: $11.99
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    These comic books feature Scooter McGinty, a boy who travels through time to visit notable events and key figures from American history. Your students will enjoy Scooters humorous comments throughout his experiences with the pilgrims of Plymouth, the Lewis and Clark expedition, the midnight ride of Paul Revere, Henry Ford and the assembly line, and the fight for womens rights among seven other historic journeys. Each of the twelve, four-page comic books covers the important people, documents, or events of that time, ending with five comprehension questions. The front of the book holds background notes, teaching ideas, and a web link. Note that the euphemism darn is used at least once. 64 pgs., pb. ~ Steph

  • Item #: 050750
    ISBN: 9781847328069
    Retail: $29.95
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    If you want to get a real feel for the early years of our country, this book would be a great place to look. Everything about the book has the look of antiquity: pages with darkened edges, period paintings used as graphics, even reproductions of documents from the time. Text is focused in two-page segments on major topics, with interesting insets about famous people and events. Read about George Washington being chosen to lead the Continental army, the winter at Valley Forge, victory at Yorktown, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the War of 1812. Document reproductions are contained in pouches that resemble a stained and worn Old Glory flag. Reproductions are many and varied; a few examples are the Constitution in handwritten script on parchment-like paper, the resolution passing the first 10 amendments to the Constitution (the Bill of Rights), and a letter to Meriwether Lewis from President Thomas Jefferson. 63 pgs, hc with magnetic closure.

  • Item #: 018108
    ISBN: 9781931397193
    Retail: $18.95
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    Following the same great format as Trail Guide to World Geography (see description), this book focuses on U.S. Geography. The thirty-six weekly lessons in this book cover the fifty states, organized by region. Students study the states at a rate of about two per week. This easy-to-teach book covers essential geographical facts and features of each state. Like the World book, this one includes 5-minute daily drills, mapping, building a geography notebook, and a wide variety of additional projects. The literature unit in this book focuses on the Lewis and Clark expedition, using the book The Captains Dog, by Roland Smith. Heavily used resources include Uncle Joshs Outline Map Book, and other resources are also recommended to help enhance the study. These are listed below for your convenience. The authors also recommend having an atlas on hand with Lewis and Clarks route mapped out. A Geographical Terms Chart is recommended with these and all Trail Guide studies. We do not offer the chart that is recommended; however, it is available through Geography Matters. This Trail Guide was revised and updated in 2007. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 049603
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    This natural sequel to Early American History covers American history from the late 18th to the mid-19th century. Students will learn about the Lewis & Clark Expedition, the Oregon Trail, the Pony Express and much more about the events and individuals from this time period. The guide includes lesson plans, comprehension and discussion questions, suggested essays, vocabulary, related up-to-date websites and answer keys. The course will last a semester if 3-4 lessons are completed each week.

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