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Learning with Lewis and Clark


A visit to the Lewis and Clark Era (1805) in the Time Machine builds on students' interest in the Corps of Discovery.


After visiting the Lewis and Clark Era in the Time Machine, use some of these ideas to build on your students' interest in the Corps of Discovery!

The Lewis and Clark Adventure:  This online activity is more than just a game, it's an interactive learning experience!  Invite your students to explore first hand the missions of the Corps of Discovery; mapping the American West, examining the natural landscape, flora and fauna, and developing positive relations with the American Indians.

Related Coins:  The United States Mint has designed numerous coins to honor the importance of this trek across our nation.  In the Coin of the Month Past Picks section of the site, explore the stories behind the:

And don't forget to check out the Teacher Features that accompany these former Coins of the Month!

Also in Coin News, find even more information about the release of the coins of the Westward Journey Nickel Series™, and several other coins relating to Lewis and Clark.

Lesson Plans:  Be sure to download and use the Lesson Plans developed in conjunction with the coins of the Westward Journey Nickel Series. These plans were designed by teachers, for teachers of grades K-12. A Resource Guide (K-12) is also available for download.


The project described above reflects some of the national standards of learning as defined by the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the National Council of Social Studies (NCSS).

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