Unit 5: Gateway West
The coming of the Americans, Lewis & Clark, & the Louisiana Purchase, from Ft. Osage
|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.|
- Clark's Treaty with the Osage
- Louisiana Purchase
- Thomas Jefferson
- Father Jacques Marquette
- Meriwether Lewis
- Fort Osage
- Osage Chief "Big Soldier"
- Osage Indians
- The Journals of Lewis and Clark Expedition
Moulton, Gary, editor
University of Nebraska Press
- The Genesis of Missouri
Foley, William E.
University of Missouri Press
- Fort Osage, The Opening of the American West
- Undaunted Courage
Simon & Schuster
New York, N.Y.
- Westward with the Dragoons
Gregg, Kate, editor
- Historic Fort Osage Contains information about Fort Osage, the military and Osage Indians that lived & worked at the fort, information about the wagon trails, a calendar of events, an old map, and links to other fort and Native American related web sites.
- Missouri Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Website
- Lewis and Clark State Park
- Through Missouri's Lake Area With Zebulon Pike
- Zebulon Pike in Missouri
- “Lewis and Clark”
Resources and Lesson Plans from PBS: Grade Level: approximately 7-12. These materials can be used without student viewing of the PBS series “Lewis and Clark"
- The Constitutional Community's "Lewis and Clark Expedition" Secondary lesson plans relating to the constitution and foreign trade. This site contains many resourceful links.
- “Fort Osage National Historic Site”
History of the fort, with quotes from early writings and information about what it takes to create a living history at such a multicultural setting.
- U.S. Trek: The Odyssey: “Lewis and Clark”
- Sea to Shining Sea: A Nation Moves Westward Contains hundreds of links and lesson plan ideas for teaching about Lewis & Clark and the westward expansion. A must see site for teaching social studies for about grades 7-12.
- National Geographic’s “Go West Across America with Lewis and Clark"