If you are studying American History, American historical figures, or the Westward Expansion, then these free printables and unit studies about Lewis and Clark will be a great resource for you to explore.
I will be the first to tell you, I am NOT a history buff. I mean every time I think of Lewis and Clark, I immediately think of Bonnie and Clyde for some reason. Don’t judge me.
Pray for me. I have a good 8 years of homeschooling history left, and I need all the help I can get.
So, apparently, Lewis and Clark have nothing to do with Bonnie and Clyde except that they traveled as a pair. I am way off, and I am not ashamed. It makes a fun introduction for my kids.
They both love history like their dad, so I am an odd man out. So, me teaching history in my homeschool is me learning history as well.
This is what we learned (together) about Lewis and Clark:
Following one of the greatest land real estate deals in American History (the Louisiana Purchase in 1803), President Thomas Jefferson planned an expedition to investigate the new territory.
Before this time, the country only stretched to the Mississippi River.
President Jefferson assembled a team (Corps of Discovery) for the 7,000-mile expedition called the Voyage of Discovery. Jefferson assigned his secretary Captain Meriwether Lewis as the leader and Captain William Clark as co-leader to carry out the expedition.
Heard of Sacagawea? Well, this is where she comes in. Lewis and Clark enlisted a young Shoshone Native American woman, Sacagawea (and her husband) to join them as interpreters/translators throughout the expedition.
Lewis, Clark, and their team were able to map uncharted rivers, mountains, and lands. They took records via journals detailing the Native American tribes along with scientific notes on the animals and plants of the areas which they had never seen before.
The team discovered the grizzly bear and prairie dogs during their mission.
Following this expedition and stories Lewis and Clark gathered along the way, people dreamed about venturing westward themselves.
Explore these free printables and unit studies about Lewis and Clark to learn even more about this important part of American history.
FREE Intermediate Lewis & Clark Unit Study| Whole Child Homeschool
Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery for Primary Learners | Whole Child Homeschool
FREE Lewis and Clark Botany Mini-Fold Books | Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
Lewis And Clark FREE Lesson Plans | Frogs Fairies and Lesson Plans
Historical Heroes: Lewis and Clark FERE Worksheet | Education.com
FREE Activities Download (Promoting Critical Thinking) | Frogs Fairies and Lesson Plans
Lewis and Clark: American Explorers Facts and FREE Worksheets | Enchanted Learning
Nature Study Lewis and Clark for Kids – FREE Worksheets, Lessons, and More | 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Lewis and Clark Fun Homeschool Unit Study and Lapbook | Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
FREE Lewis and Clark Worksheets and Coloring Pages | ThoughtCo.
Lewis & Clark Learning Resources | Teach Beside Me
FREE Lewis And Clark Lapbook | Homeschool Helper Online
Lewis and Clark Facts & FREE Worksheets | KidsKonnect
FREE History Studies: Lewis & Clark | DIY Homeschooler
Discovering Lewis & Clark | Lewis-Clark.org
FREE Lewis and Clark and Me Unit Study | Homeschool Share
Lewis and Clark Lesson Plans and FREE Resources | MrDonn.org
FREE Presentations Lewis and Clark | MrDonn.org
Journals of the Lewis & Clark Expedition (Secondary Resource) | Lewis and Clark Journals.unl.edu
Fun Facts About the Lewis and Clark Expedition | North Dakota Tourism
Lewis and Clark Expedition | History.com
America Heads West | National Geographic KIDS
Lewis Clark Expedition | American History for Kids
Watch these videos to go alongside your lessons about Lewis and Clark:
10 Cool Facts About The Lewis & Clark Expedition | Weird History
Lewis & Clark Expedition – Sacagawea | Bow Tie Guy and Wife
These activities will help you with hands-on activities to use when exploring Lewis and Clark:
FREE Lewis and Clark Digital Activity | Think Tank
DIY Moccasins Craft | 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Lewis and Clark Expedition – FREE Interactive Map | Mr. Nussbaum
The Lewis & Clark Song (Video) | Jam Campus
Lewis & Clark FREE Games & Activities for Kids | Wartgames
A Poster Project – Lewis and Clark Expedition | Appletastic Learning
Lewis and Clark Explore the Park – Mapping Lesson | Adventures in Mommydom
Westward Bound! (FREE A Lewis & Clark Board Game) | Deceptively Educational
Sacagawea with Lewis and Clark FREE Coloring Page | Super Coloring
Check out this resource for a Western Expansion Unit study with your homeschool:
FREE Westward Expansion Unit Study | Our Journey WestwardFREE Native
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!
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