Lewis and Clark Expedition for Kids

September 26, 2020
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Kids love adventure stories, so teaching about the Lewis and Clark expedition can be a lot of fun! This topic is usually part of an American Frontier unit, so its air of adventure and discovery is great for setting the tone for the whole unit.

Below are some of the best children's books depicting the Lewis and Clark expedition from a variety of vantage points-like a dog, a Native American, an African American slave, a young boy who desperately wanted to join... There are also a number of related activity books that can help you interject some hands-on learning activities into your unit.

To learn more about any of these books, just click on the title and you will be taken to a page with a book summary, reading levels, a peek inside, a list of awards won, and sometimes ideas for extension activities.

Seaman's Journal
On the Trail with
Lewis & Clark
by Patricia Reeder Eubank
2nd grade - 5th grade

The Captain's Dog
My Journey with the
Lewis and Clark Tribe
by Roland Smith
5th grade - 8th grade

Streams to the River,
River to the Sea
A Novel of Sacagawea
by Scott O'Dell
6th grade - 8th grade

We are currently working on a review of Lewis & Clark: A Prairie Dog for the President. So cute! We imagine there are other great books on the that need to be added to this list. If you know of a good title, please let us know.

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Source: www.the-best-childrens-books.org
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