[Surnetkids] Lewis and Clark

Dear Reader,

How are you doing? Are you reading anything good? Although I consider myself an avid reader, I hadn’t picked up my Kindle since we started sheltering-at-home until just a few days ago. Last week I even dropped into my book club’s Zoom meeting to say, “Hi! How are you? I haven’t read the book, so I’m not going to stick around very long!”

But, at long last, I picked up my Kindle, and read “Kitchens of the Great Midwest” by J. Ryan Stradal. It’s an easy read (which was just what I needed in these distracting times) and I gave it 4 stars on GoodReads.com.

What are you reading?

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”

Lewis and Clark


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Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s trailblazing expedition departed from St. Louis 201 years ago, on May 14, 1804. In a span of twenty-eight months, they covered 8,000 miles, journeying to the Pacific Ocean and back again.

Lewis and Clark

Discovering Lewis & Clark

“‘The object of your mission is to explore the Missouri River & such principal stream of it as by its course and communication with the waters of the Pacific Ocean, whether the Columbia, Oregon, Colorado or any other river may offer the most direct & practicable water communication across this continent for the purpose of commerce.’ With these words, President Jefferson set in motion the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804 – 1806.”

EdGate: Lewis & Clark Mapping the West

“Among the many successes of the 1804-06 Lewis and Clark expedition were the important strides made in the mapping of the U.S. interior.” This Smithsonian exhibit explains the importance of maps, shows one of the original maps that Lewis and Clark carried with them, and describes the mapping that took place during their journey. “They prepared about 140 maps on the trail and collected some 30 maps from Indians, fur trappers, and traders.”

National Archives: Lewis & Clark Expedition

With Primary Source Documents and Document Analysis Worksheets, the National Archives is a treasure trove for teachers and homeschoolers. “Document analysis is the first step in working with primary sources. Teach your students to think through primary source documents for contextual understanding and to extract information to make informed judgments.”

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Quote of the Week

“A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.” ~~ John Steinbeck ~~ (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968), American novelist. Check out more John Steinbeck quotes by clicking the link.

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