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September 20, 2005


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The Lewis and Clark Expedition made important strides in the mapping of the interior of the United states. This website, Mapping the West, features online Lewis and Clark maps, related activities and lesson plans for teachers. http://www.edgate.com/lewisandclark/

Glossary from the National Park Service
http://www.nps.gov/jeff/LewisClark2/Education/Glossary&PronunciationGuide.htm
 

13 Lined Ground SquirrelSample some of the extraordinary f wildlife along the Trail due to the the variety of terrestrial and aquatic habitats across this range. Wildlife on the LC Trail. This site is from the Nez Perce National Historic Trail. http://www.fs.fed.us/npnht/wildlife/

Natural History along the Lewis and Clark Trail
http://www.lewis-clark.org/content/content-channel.asp?ChannelID=60

American Treasures of the Library of Congress
shows photographs of original maps and documents from the early 1800's. http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trr001.html
 

Weippe Camas PrairiePhotographs of the Lewis and Clark Trail. This resource is "dedicated to providing designers, publishers, researchers and the general public with photographs of the Lewis and Clark Trail, along with subject matter related to the Lewis and Clark Expedition." http://www.lewisandclarkpictures.com/


  Research the group of volunteers from the United States Army and civilian ranks who were a part of
"The Corps of Discovery" from the United States Army.
http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/LC/index.htm
 

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Explore the same route as the Corps of Discovery with the Interactive Trail Map at PBS's Lewis and Clark. This website accompanies the film,The Journey of the Corps of Discovery, by Ken Burns.

Travel the trail from Washington DC to Oregon. Visit communities on the Lewis and Clark Trail,
or take an Online Virtual Tour. http://www.lewisandclarktrail.com/
Castle Rock on the Columbia River
Read the Journals of Lewis and Clark online
http://lewisandclarkjournals.unl.edu/.

Pronghorn Antelope
Mammals Observed by Lewis and Clark

Other USGS Links to Science Along the Trail http://www.usgs.gov/features/lewisandclark/More_USGS-LC_Links.html

Whooping Cranes
Birds Observed by Lewis and Clark
http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/wildlife/bmam/index.htm
Links for Teachers

Otter

Discover Lewis and Clark as Naturalists. Browse by state, by species,
or by date. http://www.mnh.si.edu/lewisandclark/index.html?loc=/lewisandclark/home.html

The Lewis and Clark Expedition made important strides in the mapping of the interior of the United states. This website, Mapping the West, features online Lewis and Clark maps, related activities and " a bundle of teacher-designed" lesson plans. http://www.edgate.com/lewisandclark/
 

Lewis and Clark MapLewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation is your link to maps of the expedition route, the expedition timeline, an expedition roster and more. http://www.lewisandclark.org/?p=lib_landcexp&n=landcexp
Includes a
Curriculum Guide.
http://www.lewisandclark.org/?p=curriculum_guide&n=publications
 

Here is an online access to the Lewis and Clark Journals
http://lewisandclarkjournals.unl.edu/
 

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Uncover more with a trip to the Idaho Public TV's Lewis and Clark website...which includes an extensive list of additional links.
http://www.idahoptv.org/lc/
 

Library of Congress Lewis and Clark Exhibition
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/lewisandclark/lewisandclark.html
 
Links to National Forests National Parks, Tribal Sites, University Sites and others
from the Nez Perce National Historic Trail.
http://www.fs.fed.us/npnht/links/
 
Teacher resources from National Park Service http://www.nps.gov/jeff/LewisClark2/Education/Education.htm

Sierra Club In the footsteps of Lewis and Clark http://www.sierraclub.org/lewisandclark/
Rivers, Forests, and Prairies
 

Links from the United States Army
http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/LC/links.htm

Lesson Plans:

  • Grizzly Bears
    http://www.nps.gov/jeff/LewisClark2/Education/GrizzlyBears/GrizzlyBears.htm
  • You, too, can be an explorer
    http://www.nps.gov/jeff/LewisClark2/Education/Explorers/Explorers.htm
  • Lewis and Clark as Researchers
    http://www.nps.gov/jeff/LewisClark2/Education/Lewis&ClarkResearchers/Researchers.htm
  • The Trail today http://www.edgate.com/lewisandclark/lesson_plans/LP_TrailToday.htm In this lesson, students will look at towns along the Lewis and Clark Trail today, and compare the towns in the years 1800, 1900, and 2000
  • The Lewis and Clark Trail--Two Hundred Years Later
    http://www.nps.gov/jeff/LewisClark2/Education/TheWestToday/ResearchTrailLater.htm
    To identify changes to the environment resulting from westward expansion; to learn what various groups are doing across America to restore some of the environmental losses caused by westward expansion; to examine the effects of westward expansion on western American Indian tribes; to learn what tribal groups are doing today to restore and maintain their traditional culture

  • Teaching with documents Lesson Plan from the US Government Archives http://www.archives.gov/digital_classroom/lessons/lewis_and_clark/lewis_and_clark.html
  • Impact of the Expedition Lesson Plan
    http://www.edgate.com/lewisandclark/lesson_plans
    /LP_ImpactExpedition.htm
  • How a sextant works http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/navigate/escapeworks.html
  • Navigation by Sextant http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/navigate/escapenav.html

Lesson Plans from the USGS:

Lesson Plan...What do maps show? http://egsc.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/teachers-packets/mapshow/

Teaching with Topographic Maps http://rockyweb.cr.usgs.gov/outreach/topoteach.html

Exploring Maps (grades 7-12) http://egsc.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/teachers-packets/exploringmaps/

Grids and the Process of Mapmaking (grades 6-12) http://www.edgate.com/lewisandclark/lesson_plans/LP_GreatGrids.htm


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