|We watched 2 documentaries on the Lewis and Clark expeditions, one on netflix but by far this is the better one!|
|I really enjoyed this book and the children and I read it together. I highly recommend it!|
|We also used these books to learn about Thomas Jefferson and his presidency!|
|Some additional resources that we used|
There are actually two museums on the Lewis and Clark expedition in our area. One in St Charles which the kids and I visited this summer and I wrote about a it on this post. However to to wrap up our unit we took a Field trip to the Westward museum which is located under the arch in St Louis!
|There is a fabulous timeline for this area and beyond and I took notes for future history lessons that I need to learn more about|
|Some of the many items the men took with them to trade with the Indians.|
|Different size coins were made and which coin you were given depended on the status you had within your tribe or band of Indians the men met along the way|
|All the coins for this trip had on one side the clasp hands representing the USA and the Indians and the peace pipe with the axe. The other side of the coin was a picture of Thomas Jefferson|
|I was shocked that as late as 1861 one of the designs had a picture of Scalping Indians on the back of the James Buchanan coin...it is not surprising that the Indians took great exception to this coin!|
We are moving on to learn about the War of 1812 and the presidency of James Madison!