Professional Development

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Maplewood-Richmond Heights Elementary and Jefferson National Expansion Memorial staff members collaborating on musuem exhibit at the Gateway Arch (2012).

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Teacher workshops

Teacher workshops at the Arch and Old Courthouse are supported in part by Jefferson National Parks Association.

Check back for information about upcoming workshops.


Free Professional Development Workshops
(presented at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial or your school)

Park education staff will develop a workshop that fits your school's needs. We can travel to your school or your staff can come to the park. The workshop length can be tailored to fit your schedule, from 1 hour up to 4 hours. All workshops use curriculum-based, interdisciplinary activities to explore the themes of the park.

General workshop topics include:

  • Lewis & Clark
  • Plains Indians
  • Mountain Men (fur trappers and fur trade)
  • Pioneers on the Trail
  • Homesteading in the West
  • Transportation and Westward Expansion
  • Cowboys
  • African Americans in the West
  • Women in the West
  • Dred and Harriet Scott
  • Slavery and Freedom in Antebellum St. Louis
  • Mississippi River: History and Culture
  • Civil Rights Trials (Dred Scott and Virginia Minor)
  • Citizenship in the 1800s
  • Presenting Mock Trials
  • Using 19th century Historic Documents
  • Overview of museum education programs and resources for school groups


Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

11. North 4th Street
St. Louis, MO 63102


(314) 655-1600

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