Traveling Exhibits for Teachers/ Lewis and Clark: Preparing for Discovery in Illinois Series
Lewis and Clark educational kits are available. The kits focus on events that happened in Illinois, such as preparation and recruitment. Each kit features a different topic: Identification, Journal Writing, Reading Materials, Leadership (Biography) and Teambuilding (Life at Camp River Dubois).
The kits are available for one week, free of charge, at the following historic sites:
Lewis and Clark State Historic Site: 618-251-5811
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site: 618-346-5160
Old Cahokia Courthouse State Historic Site: 618-332-1782
Fort de Chartres State Historic Site: 618-284-7230
Fort Kaskaskia/Pierre Menard Home: 618-859-3741
In addition, kits can be reserved at local public libraries. Ask your librarian for interlibrary loan assistance and request "Lewis and Clark: Preparing for Discovery in Illinois" Series. There are 15 public libraries in Illinois hosting the kits. Listed below are some of the host libraries:
Chicago Public Library: 312-747-4780
Mattoon Public Library: 217-234-2621
Cahokia Public Library: 618-332-1491
Wood River Public Library: 618-254-4832
Chester Public Library: 618-826-3711
Metropolis Public Library: 618-524-4312
The following lessons are available as PDF files. Click on logo at right to download a FREE copy of the Adobe Acrobat reader.