Showing posts with label Lewis and Clark. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lewis and Clark. Show all posts

August 07, 2013

Better Together: The Louisiana Purchase & A Musical Journey in the Footsteps of Lewis & Clark

Since 2008, Elaine Landau's The Louisiana Purchase: Would You Close the Deal? has been one of the most adored social studies titles released by Enslow Publishers.  Landau's book, written for students in grades 3-4, teaches the Louisiana Purchase through a series of segments in which a historical situation is explained and the reader must decide on a course of action.  Primary sources and illustrations are a constant throughout the book.

A Musical Journey in the Footsteps of Lewis & Clark, created by our own president, Mark Enslow, with his wife, Anne Enslow, and a band of talented musicians, is a unique musical history of the Lewis & Clark expedition.  The album contains a mix of narration and performances of historical songs from Lewis & Clark's era.

Making these two resources available to students learning about the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis & Clark expedition is a great way to give them a deeper understanding of the overall time period while providing the materials needed to create great reports.

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May 14, 2013

Enslow's 100-Plus-Page Book Explores Lewis & Clark Saga

On May 14, 1804, Lewis and Clark began their epic journey from St. Louis to Oregon's Pacific coast. The expedition's extraordinary saga remains a benchmark of American history and a touchstone for many Social Studies curricula. For young readers looking for a "way in" to understand Lewis and Clark's challenges and achievements, Enslow Publishers' Lewis and Clark: Exploring the American West offers a solid overview. Author Kate Robinson's 112-page work provides age-appropriate text, outstanding historical illustrations, and primary source documents essential for useful research. This reliable text, part of Enslow's "Great Explorers of the World" series, is available in a library-bound edition directly from Enslow Publishers for $23.95. The price represents a 25% discount from Enslow's list price for the book. The work can also be purchased from your preferred vendor, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon.

August 18, 2010

Today would have been Meriwether Lewis' birthday

If you have an interest in learning more about Meriwether Lewis, or perhaps hearing songs that were performed during that time period, then Enslow has some books and a CD for you.

A Musical Journey in the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark is a CD containing those songs. As School Library Journal stated, "This recording will help students understand the importance of music in the Lewis and Clark expedition . . ."
Published in 2010, Enslow introduces a middle school book about Lewis and Clark in its Great Explorers of the World series. This title describes their journey west to the Pacific Ocean.
A title for the elementary reader, Lewis and Clark, was written by Arlene Bourgeois Molzahn.

May 14, 2010

On this day in 1804

The Lewis and Clark expedition left St. Louis to explore the Louisiana Territory.