Lesson Plans

A Sewer Runs Through It A History of the River Des Peres

The River des Peres was once a lovely, free flowing stream. Today, it is a concrete lined drainage system. How and why did it change? Learn the history of the river and then investigate non point source pollution with your students. Appropriate for grades 5 though 12. Learning Objectives Students will: Develop mapping skills and will observe how rain water...

Black History Month 2016

People from other countries have always come to live in America. But unlike other people who came here because they wanted to, the first black Americans were brought here against their will, as slaves. Once they arrived here they were treated as property and had no legal rights. Since that time African-Americans have continued to struggle for freedom and equality....

Bill of Rights

December 15, 1791 Bill of Rights Day The signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, was just the beginning of the story of our Constitution. There was disagreement as to whether enough freedoms were guaranteed and whether there was sufficient protection. By compromising and agreeing to amend the Constitution so that all of the freedoms and rights were spelled...

Balkans Map

The Bosnian War ended on December 14, 1995. Learn and teach the history of the region and the actions of the combatants which resulted in the deaths of some 100,000 people (80 percent Bosnian) by 1995.

Blues Our Town Our Team

What better way to get your students interested in geography, than with the help of the St. Louis Blues! This program includes features and activities with different geography topics and Blues players, including: Alex Pietrangelo Kevin Shattenkirk Alexander Steen Jori Lehtera Vladimir Tarasenko Louie

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