Discovering the West: Expedition of Lewis and Clark (Adventures on the American Frontier)
Imagine being asked by the president of the United States to explore an unknown part of the country. That's exactly how Lewis and Clark found themselves blazing a trail west from Missouri to the Pacific Ocean. Along the way, they met American Indian tribes and documented plants and animals they had never seen before. Lively language, historical illustrations, and primary source journal entries from the explorers help readers feel as if they were a part of the journey. Meets Common Core critical thinking standards, and provides strong ties to social studies standards on westward expansion.
Nurture your little history buff's interest with engaging stories about real American heroes and events. I was drawn into the tales of Lewis and Clark and Sacajawea, the builders of the transcontinental railroad, early California and the gold miners, and the brave souls who ventured west on the Oregon Trail. While much was familiar, I learned some new nuggets of America's history. The books have colorful illustrations, interesting sidebars and little notes scattered here and there. In the back of each is a timeline & glossary, additional reading suggestions, online things to explore and a few questions to test your child's reading comprehension which can be used as writing prompts. 32pp, sc. ~ Sara