Friday, November 2, 2007

Our Lewis and Clark Lapbook

Our Lewis and Clark lapbooking project is completed! We had a blast and learned so much about these men, the folks that went with them, and their long journey to the Pacific Ocean.

Some neat things we learned about were:

* Clark joined the army when he was 12 years old
* At some points in their travels, they ate dogs to survive
* Learned the "why" to the reason France sold the Louisiana Territory
* The encountered over 20 Indian Tribes
* Only 1 person died during the whole journey
* Lewis purchased Seaman for $20

And so much more!

We did this mini study for free using lots of online resources. Here is a list of the main sites we used:

Free Lapbook:
* Lewis and Clark Lapbook
Activity Pages:
* Fort Mandan: Lots of different activity idea's
* Lewis and Clark Word Find
Movie:
* National Geographic DVD on Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West
Websites visited:
* The Lewis and Clark Journey of Discovery My favorite site we used. We got most of the information to fill in the booklets to the lapbook from this site.
* Expansion and Conflict lesson plan for additional activities
* Online Game: Go West Across America
* Lewis and Clark's Historic Trail for Mapping the way they went
* Western Expansion
* Education World : List of supplies they took with them
* Discovering Lewis and Clark
Materials I needed to supply:
* 3 prong folder
* copies (booklets activity pages, etc.)
* glue
* scissors
* color
* pencils
* pencil

And below are some photo's of the activities the kids did.




What to see more that we did with this study? Click HERE

2 comments:

LisaWA said...

Good job kids!!! Great report Tina....

Lisa

Sue said...

This is really helpful! We're planning a trip to Oregon in the fall and I was looking for ideas for a Lewis and Clark lapbook. Thanks!