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    Jefferson

    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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  • Due to the Industrial Rope Access Project at the Gateway Arch

    Visitors may enter the Arch at the south leg only. Tram rides to the top are still available, the observation deck at the top will have restrictions. Usual walking paths may be closed; please look for signage or a Ranger for walking directions.

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?

Cast iron fence outside the Old Courthouse, part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

During the 19th Century St. Louis was the premier ironwork city. After the great fire, many of its buildings were made using iron framework topped off by beautiful iron ornamentation. Jefferson National Expansion Memorial showcases St. Louis architecture in the Old Courthouse. More...