Social Studies Alive! Regions of Our Country
Internet Connections
A Crop Duster Tour of the Midwest
Lesson 8:
After taking their crop duster tour, teachers and students may want to visit these sites for additional information and enrichment.

Dodge City, Kansas - The official website for the ranching city has a few interesting topics for students, including a history of the city and a link to Dodge City Days, the city's summer festival.

The Mall of America - The shopping center's website has additional information on its stores and attractions. Students can visit on-line versions of Camp Snoopy and Underwater Adventures or look at the floor plan of the mall.

The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village - The official website of the museum has the story of Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company as well as other interesting links about inventions and history. Students can tour the museum and the village online.

Explore St. Louis - The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Bureau has a great website for the Gateway City. Students and teachers can learn about the history of the city, view some of the architecture of St. Louis, and discover the multicultural makeup of the city.

The Gateway Arch is the most popular destination in St. Louis. The National Park Service website for the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial has extensive coverage of the history and architecture of the arch as well as information on the surrounding historical sites. Gatewayarch.com also provides excellent information concerning the arch and other points of interest.

Iowa Farmer Today - Teachers can find some great information on this site in regards to the life of a farmer in Iowa, including crop and weather data.

For information on Mount Rushmore, the National Park Service's site about Mount Rushmore National Memorial is good place to start. The American Park Network also has a nice Mount Rushmore site with various subtopics.

The Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation homepage provides a wealth of information about the monument to the great Native American leader. Students and teachers can learn about the history and progress of the world's largest mountain carving.

Want to learn about the Soo Locks? Check out the Soo Locks Home Page from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The site contains history, facts, photos, and an animated explanation of how the locks work.

O'Hare Airport - The O'Hare Airport home page provides general information about the busy Midwest airport, including statistics about travel and passengers.

The friendly confines of Wrigley Field has a home on the Web at ballparks.com, which details the history, facts and figures of the Cubs' home field. The Chicago Cubs homepage also has information regarding the classic ballpark.

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