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Missouri Unit Study- Submitted by Star

Resources:
DESE - Missouri Heritage Project - video series

Missouri History Overview – 18 weeks – one semester

Week Topic
1 State facts worksheet – online search
2 State Flag
3 Demographics, population centers, etc. -- online search
4 HISTORY 1673-1819
5 Lewis & Clark
6 HISTORY 1820-1849
7 HISTORY 1850-1869
8 HISTORY 1870-1889
9 HISTORY 1890-1929
10 HISTORY 1930-1949
11 HISTORY 1950-present
12 Government – Executive branch
13 Government – Legislative and Judicial branches
14 Geography & flora, fauna
15 Parks, Monuments – National and state
16 Industry and production
17 Famous Missourians
18 Famous Missourians

Printable questions for each week

Week 1 - State Facts
Watch Unit 3 VideoAncient Ones: Missouri’s Oldest Culture
Search online and find answers to Week 1 questions.
Reference:
http://homeschooling.about.com/cs/unitssubjgeog/a/susmo.htm

Week 2 - Missouri State Flag
Watch Unit 4 Video: A Meeting of Cultures
Search online and find answers to Week 2 questions.
Reference:
http://www.sos.mo.gov/Kids/history/flag.asp

Week 3 - Demographics
Watch Unit 13 Video: Growth of the Cities
Search online and find answers to Week 3 questions.
Demographics Reference: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/29000.html
Fun Facts Reference: http://www.foodreference.com/html/fmissouri.html & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri

Week 4 – History – 1673-1819
Search online and find answers to Week 4 questions.
References:
http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/history/timeline/timeline1.asp
http://www.greatriverroad.com/Pere/marquetteBio.htm
http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/history/timeline/timeline2.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase

Week 5 - Lewis & Clark
Watch Unit 5 Video: Gateway West
Search online and find answers to Week 5 questions.
References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_and_Clark_Expedition
http://lewisclark.geog.missouri.edu/campsintro.shtml
http://lewisclark.geog.missouri.edu/campsites/1804/camps.shtml

Week 6 - History 1820 – 1849
Watch Unit 6 Video: A State Is Born
Watch Unit 7 Video: Coming To Missouri
Watch Unit 8 Video: Coming Through
Search online and find answers to Week 6 questions.
References:
http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/history/timeline/timeline3.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_Compromise
http://www.santafetrail.org/states/missouri.php
http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/history/timeline/timeline4.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_State_Penitentiary
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1838_Mormon_War

Week 7 - History 1850-1869
Watch Unit 10 Video: What Do We Stand For?
Watch Unit 11 Video: Divided & Torn
Search online and find answers to Week 7 questions.
References:
http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/history/timeline/timeline5.asp
http://www.mopac.org/history_mp.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas-Nebraska_Act
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lecompton_Constitution
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dred_Scott
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dred_Scott_v._Sandford
http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/history/timeline/timeline6.asp
http://www.ponyexpress.org/index.php?page=History
http://www.civilwarhome.com/wilsonscreek.htm
http://www.civilwarhome.com/fremontbio.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pea_Ridge
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Order_No._11_%281863%29
http://www.windingriver.com/WJC/2007/shipley.htm

Week 8 - History 1870-1889
Watch Unit 12 Video: Changing Places
Search online and find answers to Week 8 questions.
References:
http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/history/timeline/timeline7.asp
http://www.historynet.com/jesse-james-and-the-gads-hill-train-holdup.htm
http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/history/timeline/timeline8.asp
http://bridgepros.com/projects/eads/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wainwright_Building

Week 9 - History 1890-1929
Watch Unit 14 Video: Old Routes, New Trails
Search online and find answers to Week 9 questions.
References:
http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/history/timeline/timeline9.asp
http://www.essortment.com/all/newmadrideart_pvm.htm
http://socyberty.com/history/tornado-in-stlouis-missouri-may-27-1896/
http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/brs/nwind7.htm
http://www.sciencefacts.us/1899-when-the-mississippi-river-entirely-froze/
http://www.monsanto.com/who_we_are/history.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase_Exposition
http://www.sos.mo.gov/Kids/history/capitol.asp
http://www.charleslindbergh.com/plane/index.asp
http://www.charleslindbergh.com/history/timeline.asp

Week 10 - History 1930-1949
Watch: Unit 16 Video: The View From Independence
Search online and find answers to Week 10 questions.
References:
http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/history/timeline/timeline10.asp
http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/AboutThePatrol/History/history.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyd_L._Gaines
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelley_v._Kraemer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Missouri_%28BB-63%29
http://history1900s.about.com/library/weekly/aa082400a.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_War

Week 11 - History 1950 - Present
Watch: Unit 15 Video: Old Routes, New Trails
Unit 17 Video: We Shall Overcome
Search online and find answers to Week 11 questions.
References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonor_Sullivan
http://www.missouripentours.com/riot/riot.html
http://blogs.kansascity.com/crime_scene/2006/01/mlk_assassinati.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Times_Beach,_Missouri
http://science.howstuffworks.com/stealth-bomber.shtml
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Cruzan
http://www.nytimes.com/1990/12/27/us/nancy-cruzan-dies-outlived-by-a-debate-over-the-right-to-die.html

Week 12 -Missouri Government: Executive Branch
Search online and find answers to Week 12 questions.
References:
http://www.sos.mo.gov/Kids/gov/?up=y&pID=gov#read
http://www.sos.mo.gov/kids/gov/?up=y&pID=ltgov#read
http://www.sos.mo.gov/kids/gov/?up=y&pID=sos#read
http://www.sos.mo.gov/kids/gov/?up=y&pID=audit#read
http://www.sos.mo.gov/kids/gov/?up=y&pID=treas#read
http://www.sos.mo.gov/kids/gov/?up=y&pID=attgen#read

Week 13 - Missouri Government: Levislative Branch & Judicial Branch
Search online and find answers to Week 13 questions.
References:
http://www.sos.mo.gov/kids/gov/?up=y&pID=ga#read
http://www.sos.mo.gov/kids/gov/?up=y&pID=senate#read
http://www.sos.mo.gov/kids/gov/?up=y&pID=house#read
http://www.sos.mo.gov/kids/gov/?up=y&pID=courts#read

Week 14 - Geography/Flora & Fauna
Watch Unit 2 Video: The Lay of the Land
Search online and find answers to Week 14 questions.
References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_Missouri

Week 15 - Parks, Forests & Monuments
Watch Unit 9 Video: Portrait of a River Town
Search online and find answers to Week 15 questions.
References:
http://usparks.about.com/blpkmo.htm (Also links on this page are used)
http://www.stateparks.com/mo.html
http://forestry.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.shtml?site=http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/marktwain/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Monuments_and_memorials_in_Missouri (Use links)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Kessler
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail_of_Tears

Week 16 - Industry & Production
Watch Unit 18 Video: Missouri's Resources
Search online and find answers to Week 16 questions.
References:
http://www.classbrain.com/artstate/publish/missouri_product_map.shtml
http://www.classbrain.com/artstate/publish/article_708.shtml
http://www.cyberspaceag.com/kansascrops/soybeans/soybeantrivia.htm
http://www.missourieconomy.org/industry/top100/index.stm

Week 17 -Famous Missourians Part 1
Watch Unit 19 Video: History Begins At Home
References:
http://www.sos.mo.gov/Kids/history/famousmissourians.asp

Week 18 - Famous Missourians Part 2
Choose two of the famous Missourians from the previous week (or any other famous Missourian so long as you get it approved by the teacher first) and write 4 paragraphs about each of their lives. These reports should each be on separate pieces of paper. You may type or handwrite, but it must be legible. If you type it, you may just have me read your document. Make sure you cite your sources (tell me where you got your information.) These reports should be in your own words – don’t copy directly from your sources unless it’s a quote from your subject, and then be sure to use quotation marks. You have two weeks to complete this assignment. If you need it extended, please see me. You should write (loosely) in this format:

Paragraph 1: Where and when were they born, and other information about their early life. Be sure to
include anything that happened to them or any special abilities that they had that helped lead them to
what made them famous.
Paragraph 2: What they did to become famous and information about that part of their life. If it was a
discovery they made, tell how they made the discovery or what they were doing when it happened. If
it was a job they did or an event they inspired or led, tell about it.
Paragraph 3: Information about where/when/how they died and if they are remembered for anything
other than what made them famous. Where are they buried? Are there any memorials to them or
things named after them to honor them for their accomplishments? Where are those located?
Paragraph 4: Tell why you chose this person, and what interesting or surprising thing did you learn
about them.