Our spine: The Journal of Augustus Pelletier – The Lewis and Clark Expedition by Kathryn Lasky. We used Lewis and Clark (In Their Own Words) by George Sullivan as a secondary reference but not much at all. We originally had planned to use this as our spine but after reading about the Titanic through journal format, this seemed too dry. I was thrilled when I came upon The Journal of Augustus Pelletier, I knew immediately that it would become our spine. You can read our full reviews in our book log by following the respective links.
Other books: We enjoyed Seaman’s Journal – On the Trail with Lewis and Clark by Patricia Reeder Eubank and also Lewis and Clark – Explorers of the American West by Steven Kroll and illustrated by Richard Williams.
- Homeschool Helper – Lapbook printables
- Homeschool Share – lessons and other info
- ClassBrain.com - free coloring pages
- Lewis & Clark Exhibit - The National Bicentennial Exhibition
DVD: We watched Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery courtesy of Netflix instant. Note: There is a point in the movie where they briefly mention a tribe that has a custom of sending several woman in to sleep with a man to bring the buffalo for hunting. This was not in any of our other sources, so I wasn’t expecting it. There was no visual of this, it was just mentioned in narration. My children missed it entirely, I thought I’d mention it here. Other than that we enjoyed the film.
We added a page of the expedition and a map of the Louisiana Purchase to our History Notebook. We also added a short bio on Captain Lewis and Captain Clark.
Here are some pictures of our lapbooks as they were progressing. We will spiral bind these and they will go on our shelf for later review.
This was a great unit study. We loved it! We can’t wait to watch The Lewis & Clark IMAX movie in Memphis later this Summer. And we are hoping to be able to squeeze in a visit to St. Louis to visit the Lewis & Clark Exhibit as well.