Bison, buckskins, beauty, and liberty—the uncharted wilderness lies waiting.
Build character and curiosity with excitement, fun, and adventure! Take to the trail with Lewis & Clark for a mapping and science exploration through the wet, wild, wonderful American West!
Day 1: What Brought About the Adventures of Lewis and Clark?
Day 2: Who Were Lewis and Clark?
Day 3: Science Secrets of the Expedition
Day 4: Lessons to Learn From Lewis and Clark
Day 5: Remembering Lewis and Clark
How do we know so much about the Lewis and Clark expedition? They told us! They kept detailed notes in journals, and they provided examples of hundreds of new species of animals and plants, presenting a wide window through which we can examine their amazing story and findings.
Children will learn about the outgoing president, Thomas Jefferson, and his efforts to put this discovery team together, along with the team's preparations to head west into the unknown. They will meet Sacagawea and her young son, Pomp, as well as Lewis's dog, Seaman!
There are many journeys worth studying. This may be the best yet!
"Why do I include "real" people in my unit studies? Whether they are scientists, politicians, inventors, historians, explorers, artists, or historical figures, they help your children see the topic in terms that they can relate to; “real people who actually lived," as our kids would say. Always begin with the childhood of the people who are connected to a unit study when you can, it gives your children something that they can picture so well." —Amanda B.
Here’s what homeschooling parents are saying about Lewis & Clark:
“This unit is really packed with a wealth of information and learning opportunities . . . In all honesty you can do this study completely without the books listed, but I think that adding at least a couple of the books just lends to a richer learning experience. In addition to the unit itself, there is a wonderful lapbook that accompanies this study. There are 25 pages included in this lapbook with colorful and fun graphics. You can do them all or pick and choose the ones you really want to do. You won’t be disappointed with the Lewis & Clark Download N Go™. It is a wonderful resource for learning.”
— Michele Gerrells, Pittsgrove, NJ
“One of the things I love about Download N Go™ unit studies is that I am always learning new things right alongside the kids. The videos, Internet links, and books make each week an adventure in learning for all of us. The more Download N Go™ units we do, the more I like them. I am so pleased with how easy it is to get ready for each day and the versatility of each unit. I can print out all of the pages or pick and choose to create personalized lapbook folders for each child . . . Lewis & Clark, like all of the Download N Go™ units, covers a smorgasbord of subjects to learn about. In addition to learning about Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, you will learn about Thomas Jefferson, Sacagawea, geography, plants, animals, and so much more! You will also find spelling/vocabulary words, puzzles and games to play online, and a joke of the day.”
— Karen Gouvin, Bradford, RI
“In using these in the past, I have found that the Download N Go™ units can easily be expanded to longer periods of time with all the great books, activities, and information opportunities included in each unit. Children are allowed to immerse themselves in the excitement and adventure of the West and the American wilderness. Using literature available from the local library and lapbook/notebook components, a child investigates the route and excitement that went with Lewis and Clark’s famous journey. Using these units is a fun, inexpensive way to encourage learning and expand knowledge in your child. A wonderful, all-around, easy-to-use education resource for the homeschool family.“
— Lisa Weir, Rutledge, TN