La Pine Elementary: Mrs. Larsell—Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery, 4th Grade, September 2013

Deschutes Public Library Online Resources

In the “Online Resources” section of the Deschutes Public Library website (www.deschuteslibrary.org/onlineresources), check out the databases in the Homework category! Use your library card (including Library Linx cards) to log in, or use them at a public library. Do a keyword search or browse the categories in these databases for magazine and journal articles covering your topic.

Library Books

Browse books about the Lewis and Clark Expedition at the Deschutes Public Library or search the online catalog for your subject.

You can also do a subject search like this: Lewis and Clark Expidition—1804-1806—Juvenile Literature

Some great books include:

Cover Image Lewis & Clark : Blazing a Trail West
Burrows, John, 1972-
New York : Sterling, c2008.

Cover Image The Lewis & Clark Expedition
Domnauer, Teresa.
New York : Children's Press, c2013.

Traces Lewis & Clarke's exploratory journey acorss the western United States.

Cover Image On Expedition with Lewis and Clark
Ganeri, Anita, 1961-
New York : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2011.

Join Lewis and Clark on their exciting expedition to the Pacific Ocean.

Cover Image Your Life as a Private On the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Gunderson, Jessica.
North Mankato, Minn. : Picture Window Books, c2013.

"Imagine sailing crystal-clear rivers all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Going bird-watching. Sleeping beneath the stars. But be careful what you wish for. That might not be the way it was for a private on the Lewis and Clark expedition"--P. [4] of cover.

Cover Image As Far as the Eye Can Reach : Lewis and Clark's Westward Quest
Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody.
New York : Random House, c2003.

An account of the journey across the unexplored territory west of the Mississippi River undertaken by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in the early eighteen hundreds by order of President Jefferson.

Cover Image Sacagewea : Guide for the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Marcovitz, Hal.
Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, c2001.

Cover Image You Wouldn't Want to Explore with Lewis and Clark! : An Epic Journey You'd Rather Not Make
Morley, Jacqueline.
New York : Franklin Watts, An Imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2013.

Brief text, sidebars, labeled illustrations, and humorous cartoons depict explorers Lewis and Clark, outlining their routes, personal experiences, and encounters with the Native Americans.


Jefferson’s West
Explore the Lewis and Clark Expedition from Thomas Jefferson's perspective and discover why the expedition was so important to him.

Lewis and Clark: A Journey of the Corps of Discovery
This PBS Web website is a comprehensive resource about Lewis and Clark's expedition. It includes in-depth historical and biographical information.

Lewis and Clark Expedition and the USGS
United States Geological Survey presents science and natural history along the trail.

Lewis and Clark Journey of Discovery
The National Park Service and the Department of the Interior created this website that explains how Lewis and Clark created maps, what native tribes they encountered and what discoveries they made along the way. The website explains what food, clothes, and medicine the corps needed to take with them and provides a good timeline of the expedition.

Go West Across America with Lewis and Clark
National Geographic challenges students to join Lewis and Clark's expedition in this online adventure where students become privates in Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery.

Lewis and Clark
Scholastic Publishers provide this online activity resource where students may test their packing smarts, and can be a reporter back in the 1800s.

Lewis and Clark
This National Geographic website provides detailed descriptions of the famous voyage and includes information about plant and animal species and native tribes discovered during the expedition. Students may view maps, which are digitized images of originals drawn by the explorers.

Lewis and Clark Mapping the West
This website not only gives the history of the expedition, but also explains map making skills and what native tribes the Corps met along the way.

Discovering Lewis and Clark
This website explains how explorers spent their free time, from holidays to daily entertainment. The website also explains why Thomas Jefferson directed Lewis and Clark to go on this journey and its importance to the Louisiana Purchase. This website uses Flash and Quicktime extensively and is best viewed using a higher speed Internet connection.

Inside the Corps
PBS provides biographies for all the expedition members.

Tribes Discovered Along the Way
Information about each of the native tribes the expedition encountered along their journey.

Journals of Lewis and Clark
The University of Virginia presents digital transcripts for Lewis and Clark's journals. The website is organized by chapter and one can print an .rtf version of the journals.

Daily Journals of Lewis and Clark
Read "This day in Lewis and Clark history" using journal excerpts.

Plants, Animals and Tribes
National Geographic online presents information on the animals, plants and Tribes discovered during the expedition.

Oregon Encyclopedia
Information on the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial.

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Last modified on Friday, September 13, 2013
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