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Unit 5: Gateway West

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Listed below are possible research or discussion topics, online lesson plans, resources and other materials.  As you look through this list please consider that this series can work for grades 4-12, with an emphasis on 7th grade. Also consider that the series will be used with different purposes for different grade levels. This is by no means a complete list of resources, and we cannot guarantee the life span and quality of the web site addresses.

Research Topics

  • Clark's Treaty with the Osage
  • Louisiana Purchase
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Father Jacques Marquette
  • Meriwether Lewis
    William Clark
  • Fort Osage
  • Osage Chief "Big Soldier"
    George Sibley
  • Osage Indians

Resources

Bibliography

  • The Journals of Lewis and Clark Expedition 
    Moulton, Gary, editor
    University of Nebraska Press
    Lincoln, Neb.
    1988
  • The Genesis of Missouri
    Foley, William E.
    University of Missouri Press
    Columbia, Mo.
    1989
  • Fort Osage, The Opening of the American West
    Wooldridge, Rhonda
    Independence Press
    Independence, Mo.
    1983
  • Undaunted Courage
    Ambrose, Stephen
    Simon & Schuster
    New York, N.Y.
    1996
  • Westward with the Dragoons
    Gregg, Kate, editor
    Fulton, Mo.
    1937

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