Lewis and Clark – learning resources
What a fun way to process what we have learned about Lewis & Clark’s expedition across the country! We bought the Lewis & Clark DVD from the Science Center – it was made by National Geographic & played the movie in the background while we worked on this easy project. Netflix has a great National Geographic DVD – Lewis and Clark available. *A great frugal choice for homeschool families.
Using “Sculpey” clay – which hardens only after baking – we shaped the characters of Lewis, Clark, Sacagawea & the newborn (John Baptist’) she gave birth to on the trail!
We recycled an empty box to use for our diarama. After we shaped the characters, canoes, trees, axes, bow & arrows (or anything else the boys wanted to make to go along with the theme) we baked the clay in the oven according to the Sculpey directions. While baking, we laid out newspaper & prepared the box.
We drew the lines of our river with a pencil and used an old paintbrush to “paint” glue on either side of the river. The boys gathered bits of dirt, mulch, & small sticks to make the land & we scattered it across the glue. We were extremely happy with the way it turned out. The process of creating the art project gave us time to discuss what we were learning about and has helped the boys retain the information. Hands on learning really works!
What do Lewis and Clark have in common with sand dollars?
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