​6717 Highway 12 W

P.O. Box 995  Lolo, MT 59847


Pre-Trip Materials

A brief introduction to Travelers' Rest video

A list of general background readings about archaeology, the Corps of Discovery, and the Bitterroot Salish

Note that some distance learning field trips will have additional, pre-trip assignments that students are expected to complete in advance of their lesson.

Field Trip Packets

Journaling for Jefferson Packet

Post-Trip Materials

Travelers' Rest has prepared post-trip activities for each of the following field trip offering, should you wish to continue covering these topics in the classroom or at home.

Archaeology Walk

Journaling for Jefferson

Reliving History with Replicas

Regional Curricula

Indian Education for All - Travelers' Rest State Park

Honoring Tribal Legacies - Sxwiwis - The Journey

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have created interactive DVDs and curricula about ecological topis in the region:

Explore the River

Fire on the Land

Other materials from along the trail

There are many excellent materials available online about the Corps of Discovery, the history of the many tribes along the route they traveled, and the ecology of Western Montana.  Here is a small selection:

Indian Education For All (Montana State Curriculum)

National Museum of the American Indian - Lone Dog's Winter Count

This curriculum focuses on the oral tradition of the Nakota Sioux

Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty Curriculum (Washington State Curriculum)

National Indian Education Association Student-Centered Activities

National Park Service: Plant and Animal Story Maps

These maps show where the Expedition documented plants and animals that were new to them and is a great tool for teaching or student research.



Are there other resources that you find particularly useful?  Email us at fieldtrips@travelersrest.org to let us know!

Field Trip Materials, Links, and Supplementary Offerings

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