|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 44-45) and index.
|aBeyond the Mississippi River : what was the Louisiana Purchase? -- Put to the test : what gifts did Lewis and Clark give to the Native Americans they met? -- Deep into the wilderness : what people did Lewis and Clark see in Lousiana? -- The big truth! : animals of the expedition : what kinds of animals did Lewis and Clark write about in their journals? -- Across the Rockies to the ocean : how did the explorers survive the most dangerous part of their journey? -- Journey's end : what happened after Lewis and Clark returned from their trip? -- True statistics.
A True Book: Westward Expansion takes readers on an amazing journey to a fascinating time in U.S. history when the country was experiencing dynamic change and expanding westward.This book provides the keys to discovering the important people, places and events that helped shape the western United States. An age appropriate (grades 3-5) introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects and a robust resource section that encourages independent study is included.