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Unit 19: History Begins at Home

Students Preserve Cultural Heritage

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

  • Pulaski County Courthouse
  • Waynesville, Missouri
  • Primary documents
  • Archeology
  • Stagecoach
  • Oral histories
  • Historic restoration
  • Artifacts
  • Probate records
  • State Archives

Project Ideas

  • Research area post offices from years ago that were in towns that may not exist today. See “Missouri Postal History Society”
  • Interview, with video camera or cassette tape, the oldest person, a WW II veteran, or a unique person who knows history well in your community
  • Investigate any old buildings or one-room school buildings.
  • Search through very old yearbooks or information about your school district or schools in your area for project idea starters.
  • Contact your local newspaper to read old newspapers for a project idea starter.
  • Research how your town was named.
  • Contact your County Historical Society for project ideas.

Lesson Plans