Famous People: Ozark Mountain Region in Missouri
These websites are about famous people from the Ozark Mountain Region in Missouri. Includes biographies of Langston Hughes, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Brad Pitt, George Washington Carver, and others. There are links to eTheme resources on the Ozark Mountains, Lake of the Ozarks, Scott Joplin, and George Washington Carver.
FactMonster: Kathleen Turner
Here is a short encyclopedia article about the famous actor from Springfield, Missouri. Includes a list of her most famous films. NOTE: The website includes ads.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum
Read about the famous writer of the "Little House on the Prairie" books. She lived much of her life in Mansfield, Missouri. Click on "Laura's History" to read about her life.
FactMonster: All About Laura Ingalls Wilder
Find out more about the famous writer. Includes a timeline of her life. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Marlin Perkins: St. Louis Zoo
Read about the famous zoologist and director of the television show "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom," who was from Carthage, Missouri.
Route 66 University: Marlin Perkins Statue
Here is a picture of the statue of Marlin Perkins in Carthage, Missouri. NOTE: This site includes ads and sponsored links.
America's Story: Langston's Early Years
Read about the life of famous poet Langston Hughes, who was born in Joplin, Missouri.
FactMonster: Langston Hughes
Read this encyclopedia article about the poet. NOTE: This site includes ads.
PBS: A Hughes' Timeline
This timeline about the poet's life is separated by personal events, professional events, and world events.
PBS: Online NewsHour: Ozark Roots
Read this interview with Lanford Wilson, the playwright from the Ozarks. Many of his plays are also set in the Ozarks.
FactMonster: Lanford Wilson
This is an encyclopedia article about the famous playwright. NOTE: The website includes ads.
Role Models on the Web: Brad Pitt
Read about the famous actor who grew up in Springfield, Missouri.
FactMonster: Brad Pitt
Here is a short encyclopedia article about the actor. Includes a list of his popular films. NOTE: The website includes ads.
Harold Bell Wright
Learn more about author Harold Bell Wright, a best selling author in the early twentieth century. His novel "The Shepherd of the Hills" is set in the Ozark mountains.
eThemes Resource: Missouri Regions: Lake of the Ozarks
This resource highlights the history and tourist attractions in Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks region. Cities in this area include Columbia, Osage Beach, Jefferson City, Hermann, Lebanon, and Arrow Rock. Learn more about the lake in this region and see live images from a Webcam. Watch a 16-minute video tour of the state Capitol. Other sites of interest include caves, Ha Ha Tonka State Park, the Churchill Memorial, and more. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource that provides an overview of the different regions in Missouri. An eMINTS WebQuest about Columbia, MO is linked.
eThemes Resource: Missouri Regions: Ozark Mountains
These sites are about the Ozark Mountain region in southwest Missouri. Find out which famous Civil War battles took place here. The region is also noted for its lakes and the major tourism town of Branson. View Laura Ingall Wilder's home, take a virtual tour of the Precious Moments Chapel, and learn about other fun destinations. Other towns in the area include Springfield, Carthage, and Republic. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource that provides an overview of Missouri's different regions.
eThemes Resource: Famous People: George Washington Carver
These sites are about George Washington Carver, his life, his scientific achievements, and his impact on American agriculture. Learn about his national monument located in Missouri and how you can order a traveling trunk for your classroom. Also includes biographies, activity ideas, quizzes, lesson plans, and information about peanuts and sweet potatoes. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on writing biographies.
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