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Lewis and Clark for Kids: Their Journey of Discovery with 21 Activities (For Kids series) Paperback – June 1, 2000

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Editorial Reviews

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"A good choice for young history buffs."  —The Chicago Tribune


"Just about the best book on the subject for young children."  —Statesman Journal


"Lively and informative."  —Albemarle


"Marvelous."  —The Independent


"A valuable trip into the past...an adventure almost good as being there two hundred years ago!"  —The Kaleidoscope

About the Author

Janis Herbert is the author of The American Revolution for Kids, The Civil War for Kids, Leonardo da Vinci for Kids, and Marco Polo for Kids.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Series: For Kids series
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press; 1st edition (June 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556523742
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556523748
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #135,786 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By bert1761 VINE VOICE on July 28, 2000
Format: Paperback
Following her "Leonardo da Vinci for Kids" and "The Civil War for Kids," Janis Herbert has produced another interesting and informative history lesson for children. Although less sumptuously illustrated than her two earlier books, this book is nevertheless as interesting to look at as it is to read and to engage in the entertaining and educational activities that help children appreciate the bravery of Lewis and Clark as well as what life in the early days of our country was like. (And they can also learn a lot about who that woman on the new dollar coin is :-))
WARNING: amazon.com currently shows this book as being for children ages 4 - 8. This book is written for children aged 9 and above.
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This is a good history for kids. The text is interesting and exciting; this would be an enjoyable supplement to history lessons in grades 4-8. The activities are a fair assortment; (though be warned! Putting red food dye, even mixed with cold cream, on your skin will leave a mark for several days.)
Oddly enough, though there is a map showing the expedition's trail, there is no map showing the Louisiana Purchase. The trail map uses only a current map of the U.S. The book should provide a map of the U.S. in 1803.
Herbert does a fair job of putting issues in their historical perspective, without interpreting events in the light of modern sensibilities. For example, she says that Clark's slave York became a member of the expedition (I wonder if the Corps of Discovery considered him a member?), and merely notes at the conclusion that he was not rewarded with a land grant because he was a slave. She carefully avoids evaluating events by modern political correctness, while still giving a sense of the excitement, danger, and wonder of the journey.
However, classroom teachers and homeschooling parents will want to discuss slavery and racism with their students. Sacagawea's contributions to the expedition were enormous, but she obviously never received the recognition and rewards the white members of the expedition did.
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I would have given this book five stars if there had been just a few more activities in it.

The book reads as non-fiction literature and is interspersed with good photos and interesting sidebars. There are also some useful activities for the child to do within the text to reinforce what is learned.
This book would be useful for all grades but can be read independently in the middle school grades. The book contains a glossary, index, web site suggestions, bibliography, listings of museums and parks and other handy references.
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I found "Lewis and Clark for Kids" to be an excellent source of information and activities for both children, parents and teachers. There is an abundance of information about the actual journey plus there are great activities for children to engage in to learn more about the various indian cultures that Lewis and Clark interacted with on their journey of discovery.
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By A Customer on January 30, 2002
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This is an awesome book if you want to teach children anything about Lewis and Clark! Full of information on their journey and awesome hands-on activities. A must for teachers during the next five years.
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I read this to my 7 year old son and both of us where fascinated! This book has a huge amount of information. Very well done. Follows a time line and is clear and organized well. Great level for kids. Excellent illustrations. I want the whole series now!
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I teach American History to homeschool kids in upper elementary and middle school grades. This book was such a treasure. It makes our studies of Lewis and Clark so much fun and interesting. It provides interesting details and facts along with activities that are actually meaningful, as well as fun. Great book in the series. I have almost all of these "...for kids" books and all of them are wonderful. Can't go wrong if you want to make history come alive for your students.
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Outstanding text and graphics. I read this book to gain a better understanding of "The Corps of Discovery", Lewis and Clark,
and their quest to find a Northwest Passage to the West. The activities, language are excellent for students studying this
exploration period in the United States.
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