Synopsis: In 1804, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set out from St. Louis in the Indiana Territory to find a water-passage way to the Pacific Ocean. Traveling through lands that very few people of European descent had ever trod; through lands inhabited by Native Americans, Lewis and Clark would go on a two and a half year, 7,000 mile journey, there and back to the Pacific Ocean! They would make detailed maps of the land, establish contact and develop relations with Native Americans, and conducts many science experiments as they studies the science of the land. Going along on the expedition was Lewis' faithful and courageous dog, Seaman. The huge Newfoundland served as a hunter, protector and peacemaker. Though he was Lewis's dog, the whole expedition of 33 men adopted him as "our" dog. In Lewis and Clark and Me, we learn about the expedition through the eyes and the mind of Seaman. This fictional account is based on the recorded history and journals of Lewis and Clark and the men in the party. Though this book is not a history of the expedition of Lewis and Clark, it is a good introduction to get students interested.
Product Summary: The format is an exciting new approach to studying literature. Each page engages the student in many interesting activities. Children will explore new vocabulary in its context and answer questions that involve them in the story. Learners reflect on their own experiences to better understand those of the characters. This process ensures full comprehension of the novel. Additional activities involve illustrating, sequencing, analyzing characters, and point of view. The literature study concludes with an organized and detailed book summary. A simple rubric is included for grading the book summary. Get involved with the story and become a better reader.