American History Teachers’ Collaborative

Experiential Learning Trip

St. Louis: Gateway to the West


Saturday, October 8, 2011


11:00 am Leave Urbana Middle School (a box lunch will be provided during bus ride)
2:15 pm Arrive at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
2:30 pm Watch orientation video, City of the Sun
3:00 pm Time to explore Cahokia on your own
4:30 pm Leave Cahokia Mounds
4:35 pm Drive to WoodHenge to view from bus
5:00 pm Arrive at Drury Plaza Hotel at the Arch and check in
  Time to rest and explore on your own, Dinner on your own

Sunday, October 9, 2011

8:45 am Meet at the Old Courthouse
9:00 am  Watch Dred Scott documentary, Slavery on Trial: The Dred Scott Decision
9:15 am Time to explore the Old Courthouse on your own
9:45 am Walk to the Museum of Westward Expansion
10:00 am

Time to explore Museum and Arch on your own

10:30 am

Watch Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West

11:15 am Time to explore Museum and Arch on your own
11:45 am Meet at Riverboat for Sightseeing Cruise at 12:00
1:00 pm Time to rest and explore on your own, lunch and dinner on your own


Monday, October 10, 2011


9:00 am Leave hotel for Missouri History Museum
9:15 am Arrive at Missouri History Museum for a Group Orientation
9:30 am Time to explore museum exhibits on your own:
  Lindbergh, The 1904 World's Fair, & Seeking St. Louis
11:30 am Lunch at Bixby's Restaurant in the museum
12:45 pm Leave for Urbana
4:00 pm

Arrive at Urbana Middle School


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