Exploring the West

Tales of Courage on the Lewis and Clark Expedition

From the Series Setting the Stage for Fluency

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

History books tell much about Lewis and Clark’s expedition West. But what is less known is how far the explorers went to ensure their entire team had an equal voice in decision-making, even though women and slaves were excluded from democracy in the nation.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Social Studies
Copyright 2015
Publisher Red Chair Press
Imprint Red Chair Press
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2015-01-01
Text Type Drama
BISACS JNF025200, JNF025080, JNF017000
Dewey 812
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.5 x 9
Guided Reading Level S
ATOS Reading Level 3.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 171482
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Original artwork, Reviewed, and eSource


School Library Journal

“[T]hese engaging and creative offerings succeed, introducing important people, events, and inventions in a lively, dramatic way….Recommended for history curricula, as well as for both school and public libraries.”―School Library Journal

Author: Maggie Mead

Maggie Mead has written numerous biographies, news articles, and plays. A former editor of Weekly Reader’s newsmagazine Current Events, she is currently assistant editor of Scholastic’s science periodical SuperScience.

Illustrator: Laura Jacobsen

Laura Jacobsen has been drawing, painting, and doodling her whole life. Her work has appeared in many kids' magazines and books. Laura's two dogs, Hopper and Lucy, keep her company in her Gilbert, Arizona, studio.