United States and Missouri History and Geography
What was the purpose and outcome of people traveling westward?
Missouri History Academic Vocabulary
Lewis and Clark Expedition
Significant Individuals and Events
Famous Missourians Research
Convince the Manor Hill Famous Missourians Panel why your nominee is worthy of being inducted into the Patriot Hall of Fame.
Turning your research into a persuasive piece
Patriot Hall of Fame
Chatterpix will make your Missourian "talk". Click on this link to see an example of how a 2nd grader in Mrs. Hansen's class at Lewis and Clark used Chatterpix to make their Native American totem pole "talk".
Record yourself reading your Famous Missouri Hall of Fame nomination with an iPad. Then, come to your teacher and they will help you drop the recording into Chatterpix.
We will be loading your digital presentation onto SeeSaw for your family to view.
Discovery, Exploration, and Settlement
The Arrival of Europeans
French Exploration and Settlement
In the early 18th cent. the French worked the area's lead mines and made numerous trips through Missouri in search of furs. Trade down the Mississippi prompted the settlement of Ste. Geneviève about 1735 and the founding of St. Louis in 1764 by Pierre Laclede and René Auguste Chouteau, who were both in the fur-trading business. Although not involved in the last conflict (1754–63) of the French and Indian Wars, Missouri was affected by the French defeat when, in 1762, France secretly ceded the territory west of the Mississippi to Spain. In 1800 the Louisiana Territory (including the Missouri area) was retroceded to France, but in 1803 it passed to the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase.
French influence remained dominant, even though by this time Americans had filtered into the territory, particularly to the lead mines at Ste Geneviève and Potosi. By the time of the Lewis and Clark expedition(1803–6), St. Louis was already known as the gateway to the Far West.
I can describe the contributions of Thomas Jefferson.
Why is Thomas Jefferson important to Missouri history?
Why are Lewis and Clark important to Missouri history?
Why did Thomas Jefferson decide to purchase the Louisiana Territory?
Louisiana Purchase Check In
Read U.S. Presidents Thomas Jefferson
How and where did the first European settlers decide to settle in Missouri?
What are some of the reasons why people wanted to travel West? What does it mean to be a "jumping off point"?
I can evaluate the impact of westward expansion on the Native Americans in Missouri.
How were Native Americans affected by Westward Expansion?
All About the Oregon Trail
The Pony Express
Why was there so much conflict in Missouri during the Civil War?
How did transportation, education, and communication change after the Civil War?
I can make connections between a written text and a dramatic interpretation of the same text.