• Looking up at the Gateway Arch

    Jefferson

    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

Teacher Activity Guides

African Americans of the West
(Introduction) (K-3) (4-6) (7-12)

American Indians of the Great Plains
Introduction) (1-3) (4-6) (7-12)

Civics and Citizenship
(Introduction) (4-6) (7-12)

Freedom School
(Introduction) (1-3) (4-6)

Game of the West

History Mystery Game

Lewis and Clark
(Introduction) (4-6) (7-12)

Museum of Westward Expansion Tour
(Introduction) (1-3) (4-6) (7-12)

Pioneers on the Trail
(Introduction) (1-3) (4-6)

Did You Know?

Drawing of Dred Scott from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1857

In 1846, a slave named Dred Scott sued for his freedom at the St. Louis Courthouse. His case went all the way to the Supreme Court, where the verdict set the stage for the Civil War. Today, the Old Courthouse is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Click to learn more about Dred Scott. More...