Are you ready to go on an online learning adventure? Grab a pencil and paper and complete the activities below to learn about the people, places, and stories of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.
Activity 1: On Tribal Lands
When colonial boundaries were drawn in North America, a huge web of tribal nations already existed.
1803 maps of North America show the land divided into the United States, British Territory, Spanish Territory, and the Louisiana Territory.
Activity 2: Preparing for the Expedition
To prepare for a multi year journey to landscapes Americans had never seen, Captains Lewis and Clark had to decide what and who to bring.
A Sextant and compass were important for navigation. Two pirogues (similar to canoes) joined a custom designed keelboat for the first part of the journey. Captain Lewis’s dog Seaman was valued for hunting, protecting, and being a good boy.
Activity 3: Nature Journal
Journal page courtesy of Missouri History Museum. Photo.
Photo: Wallace Keck/ NPS Photo
Activity 4: Experience the Lewis and Clark Trail
Learn about culture and history while you’re out in nature.
Which activity would you most like to try on the Lewis and Clark Trail?
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