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.
This site includes stories about the history of the lake and the surrounding area. There are also some legends and tall tales. This is a personal page by a former history teacher. NOTE: The site does have pop-up ads.
Learn more about this famous church from England that was rebuilt in the U.S. The church also served as the site for Winston Churchill's famous "Iron Curtain" speech. Click on the text link at the bottom for a virtual tour of the building's exterior.
Read about this site, then click on the link at the left for a video tour of the state Capitol. This 16-minute video shows the exterior and interior of the building (including the wall murals and sculptures) and discusses the fire that destroyed a previous building.
In this eMINTS WebQuest groups of students become advertising agencies approached by the mayor of Columbia to create a plan advertising the city to attract new residents and businesses. In their research of Columbia the students use websites, classroom materials, and surveys to collect their data. The groups may choose to present their ad campaign in a PowerPoint presentation, a Publisher brochure, or a poster gallery exhibit.