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Unit 14: Come to the Fair

Technology at the 1904 World's Fair

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.

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Possible Research Topics

  • David Roland Francis
  • Architecture
  • St. Louis' Forest Park
  • Washington University
  • 1904 Olympic Games
  • Forest Park
  • Palace of Education
  • Palace of Manufacturers
  • Anthropology
  • Motion Picture
  • The South African Boer War
  • Palace of Electricity
  • Thomas Edison
  • Tape Recorder
  • X-ray
  • The St. Louis Art Museum
  • The Cascades



  • Louisiana and the Fair: An Exposition of the World, Its People and Their Achievement
    Buel, James
    St. Louis Worlds Publishing Company
    St. Louis, Mo.
  • Remembering the St. Louis World’s Fair
    Witherspoon, Margaret Johnson
    Folkestone Press
    St. Louis, Mo.
  • The St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904: In Commemoration of the Acquisition of the Louisiana Territory
    Kurtz, Charles M.
    Gottschalk Printing Company
    St. Louis, Mo.