|Sacajawea is depicted guiding the Lewis and Clark expedition through the Rocky Mountains in this painting.|
Users have access to a plethora of fascinating and illuminating primary sources such as journal entries and artwork. The new collection includes:
- 60 journal excerpts from some of the most notable explorers of the 19th century
- 50 pieces of primary source media, which includes artwork from the expeditions, pdf maps, and photographs of journal pages
- 6 interactive expedition maps that feature pop-up boxes with journal excerpts that correspond to locations on the maps. These maps are one-of-a-kind, produced in-house from coordinates found in the journals themselves, and only found at ABC-CLIO!
- Timelines for each featured expedition with links to their corresponding journal excerpts
- Essays describing each expedition
- A feature story, “Ocian in View Celebrated,” that serves as our gateway to the collection and includes an Examine activity analyzing primary documents
- Two lesson plans on the support site to accompany the collection in which students analyze primary documents: Concept of Place in the American West and Explorers of the American West and Native American
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