- COL 299
- Visit a Historic Site or Historic Home in Region
Visit a Historic Site or Historic Home in Region
General Education Capstone Course
Event Details and Guideline Form
Event title: Visit a historic site or historic home in the region.
- Eugene Field House-St. Louis
- New Cathedral on Lindell-St. Louis
- Old Cathedral/museum-St. Louis
- First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site, St. Charles, MO
- Daniel Boone Home-Defiance, MO
- Westminster Church/Winston Churchill museum-Fulton, MO
- Truman Home-Independence, MO
- Bingham-Waggoner estate-Independence, MO
- Arrow Rock, MO
- Boulduc House, Ste. Genevieve,MO
- Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site, Sedalia, MO
- Pony Express Museum, St. Joseph, MO
- Battle of Lexington State Historic Site, Lexington. MO (09/16-18/2011 reenactment of the Battle of Lexington)
- Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site, Kansas City, MO
- Wilson’s Creek Battlefield-near Springfield, MO
- Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site, Lawson, MO
- Ft. Osage-Sibley, MO
- Mark Twain Boyhood home/Museum, Hannibal, MO
- Missouri State Museum & Missouri State Capital Building-Jefferson City, MO
- Missouri Governor’s Mansion-Jefferson City, MO
- Lincoln Home-Springfield, IL
- Nauvoo, IL
- Jefferson National Expansion Memorial-Arch/Old Courthouse
- Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
- Jefferson Barracks
- Deutschheim State Historic Site, Hermann, MO
- Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site, Laclede, MO
General education category event should be listed under: Social Sciences
SCC competency addressed by event:
- SS: Explain social institutions, structure and processes across a range of historical periods, places and/or cultures.
- SS: Develop and communicate hypothetical explanations, predictions and descriptions of human behavior within an historical, spatial and/or social context.
Guidelines for accomplishment of event:
- Visit one of the listed history museum options and write a minimum four page paper about your impressions of the exhibit, the historical significance of the site, and how you can relate what you have learned to society today.
- A successful paper will:
- Place the subject or topic of the museum exhibit in historical context. This means that the student should research and make specific reference to the place, time period and/or chronology in which the topic or subject of the exhibit took place.
- Explain how the exhibit interprets the past.
- Identify an overarching theme of the exhibit.
- Describe the exhibit’s layout and displays.
- Discuss how the exhibit’s design and organization may shape interpretations of the subject or topic.
- Discuss the significance or relevance of the exhibit to the past and the relevance to our society today.
- A works cited page and proper MLA citation must be included.
SCC event co-creators: Dan Rezny, Debra Crank-Lewis, Hal Berry
FOR FACULTY USE ONLY:
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