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    Jefferson

    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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  • Pedestrian Access to the Gateway Arch From Downtown

    Pedestrian traffic on the Chestnut bridge will be closed as of today Monday, March 31, 2014. This will leave the Pine St. bridge as the Arch grounds point of entry to and from the city. The new Walnut St. bridge will open next Friday to foot traffic.

Teacher Resources

LESSONS AND ACTIVITIES FOR PRE-K THROUGH SEVENTH GRADE

LESSONS AND ACTIVITIES FOR EIGHTH THROUGH TWELFTH GRADE

EDUCATION IN THE 1800S

Patrick Gass' Journey: Curriculum Suggestions for Teachers

A Word For Teachers
Lesson plans and activities in this curriculum guide have been planned to accommodate a wide range of student interests and capabilities rather than imposing a rigid age/grade structure upon the materials. We encourage teachers to adapt the materials according to the needs, interests, and capabilities of their classes. Even the diagram above should be taken as an approximation. After all, no one knows your students better than you do.

Did You Know?

1843 letter

The Museum of Westward Expansion at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial contains over 150 quotes from diaries, journals, letters and speeches. The designers of the museum felt the actual words of nineteenth century pioneers were the most powerful way to tell their story. Click to learn more. More...