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Lewis and Clark Resources at the Jefferson Monticello
The Jefferson Monticello website hosts loads of information about Thomas Jefferson and his role in the Lewis and Clark expedition, the Louisiana Purchase, and more. Among the educator resources on the site, you'll find maps, artifacts, activities, and lessons to accompany your studies.
Discovering Lewis & Clark
Discovering Lewis & Clark is an encyclopedic website maintained by the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. You can find informational articles on just about any topic - Early America, Native Nations, Natural Sciences, the Military Corps, Recipes, Medicine, Boats, and more.
Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
The full text of the Lewis and Clark Journals can be found online on the University of Nebraska Lincoln website. Also included is an image gallery, that contains historical photographs, scans of select journal pages, plant and animal sketches, and maps.
Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America
A digital exhibition by the Library of Congress, celebrating the Lewis and Clark expedition. It features a large collection of primary sources, documents, manuscripts, artifacts, and other resources for further study.
Lewis and Clark Historic National Trail
The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail is a national park that spans 16 states and 4,900 miles. The National Park Service website dedicated to the park hosts information about visiting and other educational materials.
The Lewis & Clark Expedition
This is a supplementary site to the National Park Service's Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail park page. It delves deeper into various topics than the primary park page, and you can explore topics by people, place, or date.
Lewis and Clark Historic Trail Tribal Legacy Project
The Tribal Legacy Project shares the stories, perspectives, history, and teachings of American Indians as a part of the National Park's Service Bicentennial Lewis and Clark exhibition. You can explore the video presentations by geography, topic, or tribe.
Lewis & Clark and the Indian Country
This website is an online exhibition by The Newberry Library, celebrating the Bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Its focus is on the American Indians Lewis and Clark encountered and the expedition's impacts.
Learn about the American Indian Tribes that Lewis and Clark encountered with this interactive map. Use the map to explore each tribe's modern and historical culture and relationships with the United States.
Lewis & Clark Lessons
This legacy website of the Missouri Historical Society Lewis and Clark exhibition hosts tons of great lessons, activity ideas, and resources for elementary, middle, and high school students. Themes for the lessons include: Preparing for the Trip, Politics & Diplomacy, Women, Mapping, Animals, Language, Warriors/Soldiers, Trade & Property, and Plants.
Lewis and Clark via Google Earth
Explore the Lewis and Clark Trail via Google Earth! This virtual voyage was produced in collaboration with Google Earth and PBS Education. You can use the maps to explore various sites and destinations along the trail, and each stop is accompanied by additional information and resources.
Interactive Lewis and Clark Trail
"This interactive allows students to follow in the footsteps of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on one of the most important expeditions in American history—a voyage of danger and discovery from St. Louis to the headwaters of the Missouri River, over the Continental Divide to the Pacific Ocean. This interactive combines a compelling graphic interface with facts, lessons and video clips from the film."
Lewis and Clark for Kids
The MrNussbaum.com Lewis and Clark section is one of the most comprehensive on the entire internet for kids. Learn all about the journey, discoveries, people of the expedition, dangers, places, or, access any of my dozens of online or printable activities and games related to Lewis and Clark
Lewis and Clark Fun Facts
An all about Lewis and Clark page for kids. You can find fun facts, a Q&A section, and videos. From Easy Science For Kids.
Lewis and Clark
From History.com, a video documenting the travel nearly 8,000 miles over three years, reaching the Pacific Ocean and clearing the path for westward expansion.
Where is the Trail? The Journey of Lewis and Clark
Students trace the journey of Lewis and Clark on a current map of the United States. Students will then chart one of their own journeys and examine the similarities and differences. Grade 5
Lewis and Clark for Kids
Montanakids.com has a Lewis and Clark history page, complete with biographies, an interactive map of notable discoveries, and plants and animals they found along the way.