Scholastic’s Lewis & Clark Online Activity allows your students
to follow the Corps of Discovery’s exciting journey west. The
online activity not only follows the historic journey from 18031806,
but it also explores the trail today where student reporters around
the nation will report on the bicentennial celebrations happening
in their backyards. As students explore the activity, they are
encouraged to collect objects and information just as Lewis and
Clark did for President Jefferson.
The components for Lewis & Clark are broken down into:
Prepare for the Journey: Grades
Get background on the Lewis and Clark journey, the involvement
of Thomas Jefferson, and the importance of the Louisiana Purchase
through background articles. Students synthesize the information
by taking an interactive quiz.
Relive 1803, 1804, and 18056: Grades 38
There are four years covered through the Lewis & Clark journey
(18031806). Each year covers important events that happened
to the Corps of Discovery with links to more information, stories,
The Trail Today: Grades 38
Scholastic News brings to life events along the trail today. Student
reporters will report on local celebrations of the Lewis and Clark
centennial throughout the year.
Specimen Box: Grades K8
As students follow the Lewis and Clark journey, they will be asked
to collect objects and write about them. Students are prompted
to write about each object they find. Students can create an online
specimen box or make one offline as an arts and crafts activity.
This online activity is constantly changing with new student
reports each month so check back often!
Scholastic's Online Activities are designed to support the teaching
of standards-based skills. While participating in the Lewis &
Clark project, students become proficient with several of these
1. Use Web technology to access information
on the explorations of Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery.
2. Make decisions on what skills, tools,
and supplies would be needed to go on a journey like Lewis and
3. Participate in active writing activities
and peer review
4. Use technology tools to synthesize information
and communicate that knowledge
5. Investigate change over time to gain
perspective on the successes of the Lewis and Clark journey.
6. Write a first person journal as if they
were in the Corps of Discovery.
7. Interpret information from maps through
historical and current map comparisons.
8. Develop an understanding of the Native
American cultures encountered by Lewis and Clark and how they
assisted the Corps of Discovery
9. Identify and analyze dates and the passage
10. Demonstrates comprehension through