These sites are about human characteristics of a place, specifically the area around St. Louis and the Missouri River. Find out about the population, architecture, economics, transportation network, and more. Included is an eThemes resource on the five themes of geography.
Here is a lesson plan in which students can explore the effects of geography on human experience. Students can describe a place using its physical and human characteristics, and create a map. This is a 12-page PDF file.
Developed by the National Council for Geographic Education in 1984, the five themes of geography are Location, Place, Human-Environment Interactions, Movement, and Regions. These websites have definitions of each of the five themes, lesson plan ideas, and resources for exploring individual themes in depth. Includes an eThemes resource on absolute and relative location.
Learn more about Missouri's St. Louis Region. These sites include information on museums, state parks, historic sites, and other places of interest in the St. Louis area. Watch a video of the first Missouri State Capitol. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on the city of St. Louis and European and African settlers.