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Unit 2: The Lay of the Land

A Discussion of the Geology & Geography of Missouri

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


  • Geologic Wonders and Curiosities of Missouri
    Beveridge, Thomas R
    MO Department of Natural Resources
    Rolla, MO
  • Missouri, The Heart of the Nation
    Parrish, William E.;
    Jones, Charles T.;
    Christensen, Lawrence O.
    Harian Davidson Inc.
    Arlington Heights, IL
  • The Biodiversity of Missouri
    Nigh, Timothy A.
    MO Department of Conservation
    Jefferson City, MO

Online Resources