American History

American History Curriculum
Topic 20 Lewis and Clark

American history curriculum

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This history topic is about Lewis and Clark, Thomas Jefferson and Sacagawea. Scroll down to the schedule below for all of the activities! While studying this topic you will get to:

  • Learn about the exploration of Lewis and Clark
  • Meet Sacagawea
  • Learn and map out some geography
  • Create a History Pocket about some of the famous people in America's past
  • Make a mobile of animals that lived out in the west
and of course much more!

Key:

M next to a title indicates there is a corresponding map assignment in the Map or Globe section of the schedule

T next to a title indicates there is a corresponding Timeline suggestion in the Timeline section of the schedule.

Click here for a daily schedule that corresponds with this topic, although I recommend you use the materials to fit around your own schedule and preferences.

 

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Topic 20 Lewis and Clark
Workbook

The Story of the U.S.A Book 2:

Chapter 5 Exploring the West (T-1)

Reading

What's the deal? : Jefferson, Napoleon, and the Louisiana Purchase
OR
Meet Thomas Jefferson

Lewis and Clark: A Prairie Dog for the President

Lewis and Clark and Me A Dog's Tale
OR
Seaman: the Dog Who Explored the West with Lewis & Clark
OR
How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis & Clark

Childhood of Famous Americans: Sacagawea
OR
Sacagawea: Girl of the Shining Mountains

This Country of Ours Selections 66-68
*This is an optional read-aloud from a free online text.
66. JEFFERSON–HOW THE TERRITORY OF THE UNITED STATES WAS DOUBLED
67. JEFFERSON–HOW THE DOOR INTO THE FAR WEST WAS OPENED
68. JEFFERSON–ABOUT AN AMERICAN WHO WANTED TO BE A KING

History Pockets

History Pockets Moving West:

Pocket 2 (T-2)

Daniel Boone portrait *supplies: brown paper bag, black felt or paint

Kitty’s Kentucky Diary

George Rogers Clark and map activity

Pocket 3: (part)

Animals of the West mobile

Video

Lewis & Clark

Sacagawea

The American Frontier (T-3)

Map or Globe

(M)

Lewis and Clark route map (very nice!)

Lewis and Clark map (the same map as above but no labels)

Timeline (T)

1. Jefferson becomes president 1801

Louisiana Purchase 1803

1804 Lewis Clark Expedition

2. Northwest Territory added 1787

Daniel Boone

Rogers Clark

3. Carson, Kit, 1809-1868

Boone, Daniel, 1734-1820

Pike, Zebulon Montgomery, 1779-1813

Smith, Jebediah Strong, 1799-1831

Beckwourth, James Pierson, 1798-1866

Notebooking (Language arts, history papers, illustrations, etc.)

Who were Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and what did they do? (Worksheet with color map and questions)

Lewis and Clark notebooking page Information and squares to illustrate

(Crayola.com requires free registration)

Thomas Jefferson fun fact page (read, color and draw)

(Crayola.com requires free registration)

Mountain Men worksheet

Science

Animals on the Trail with Lewis and Clark

Plants on the Trail with Lewis and Clark

Cooking .
Crafts .
Extras, Alternate Books and Notes

Scholastic Online activities (For Lewis and Clark)

Wee Sing: Down the River

 

 

 

 

 

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