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Lewis and Clark Expedition: Louisiana Purchase and Exploring the West

Learn about Corps of Discovery led by Lewis and Clark and their journey that began in Missouri. View the Louisiana Purchase and other documents from that time period. Includes two eMINTS WebQuests on Lewis and Clark as well as a video from the Finding Missouri: Our History and Heritage series.


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This site has extensive information on the history of Lewis and Clark. Select "Preparation," "Exploration," or "The Return Trip" to learn more.
This is a list of those who began the expedition with the Corps of Discovery.
Click on the links to view these primary documents relating to Lewis and Clark.
This student-created site is about the last part of Lewis and Clark's trip West.
This interactive adventure puts you into the Corps of Discovery to make decisions on the journey. Click on "Onward!" to begin. NOTE: This site includes banner and other ads.
This lesson plan can be used to teach students about the legacy of Lewis and Clark. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Click on the thumbnail pictures to learn more about the land along the trail.
Read about the life of this explorer.
Read about the life of this explorer.
Here is a timeline of the major events in U.S. history from 1800-1820, including Lewis and Clark's journey.
Great information about their journey. Click on "The Archive" for maps, journals, and a timeline. "Living History" includes audio of experts talking about the Corps of Discovery. "Classroom Resources" contains an interactive story.
This site includes an A to Z list of vocabulary words associated with the Louisiana Purchase. NOTE: This site links to social networking sites.
This site has curriculum guides for kindergarten through seventh grade. Click on the links at the top for a timeline and activities including games and quizzes.
Click on "Launch the Online Exhibition" to see maps, artifacts, and video clips on several themes relating to the Corps of Discovery. NOTE: Some of the exhibit themes may be slow to open.
Use this one- or two-player game to test your knowledge on the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Here are several short articles about Lewis and Clark.
Here are several activities dealing with Lewis and Clark. Includes audio interviews from reenactments of some Lewis and Clark events.
Learn about the Louisiana Purchase on this site. Click on the "St. Louis" link in the sidebar on the right side of the page to learn what the city was like at the time of the Louisiana Purchase.
View an interactive map of the Louisiana Purchase, the Westward Expansion of the United States, and the journeys of Lewis and Clark. Click on "Play" to begin the interactive.
Learn about the Louisiana Purchase and the controversy that it caused in the country on this student-created website.
Students can test their knowledge of the history of the Louisiana Purchase. NOTE: This site includes ads.

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