Unit 18: Missouri Resources

The Natural Environment Preserved

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

  • Soil Erosion
  • Wetlands
  • Ozark's Timberlands
  • "The Era of the Big Cut"
  • Crosscut Saw & Broad Ax
  • Drought of 1935
  • Forest Fires
  • Mingo State Animal Refuge
  • Agriculture
  • The Department of Conservation
  • The Department of Natural Resources
  • Governor Hadley
  • State Park Lands


Lesson Plans


  • The First Fifty Years 
    Keefe, James F.
    Missouri Department of Conservation
    Jefferson City, Mo.