eThemes is an extensive database of content-rich, age-appropriate resources that are organized around specific themes. These resources are created for educators to use in their classrooms.
Although only teachers approved by the eMINTS program may make resource requests, all educators are encouraged to search our extensive database of existing eThemes. The search function on this page allows you to search by keyword, grade level or the Show-Me Standards.
To facilitate your search, some of the eThemes entries are listed below. Be sure to check the current listing for new resources added after this listing was compiled.
- Lewis and Clark Expedition: Louisiana Purchase and Exploring the West Learn about the Lewis and Clark led Corps of Discovery and their journey that began in Missouri. See the Louisiana Purchase and other documents from that time. Includes a WebQuest on Lewis and Clark and also two ThinkQuests.
- Literature: Little House Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder This site has resources about Laura Ingalls Wilder and her Little House books. Learn about the places the Ingalls family lived. Includes activities and teaching guides to go along with various Little House books. Listen to fiddle playing and other music from that period.
- Local Government Contains resources and documents on local, state, and national government of United States.
- Mississippi River Learn all about the Mississippi River, its role in Westward expansion, and its importance to Missouri. Sites include maps, photos, an audio file and Webcams
- Missouri Indians There are maps and essays about Missouri Indians, including their history, habitats, living places, etc.
- Missouri River These sites tell about the Missouri River, past and present. See maps and photographs of the river as well as animals found in and around it. Includes information on Lewis and Clark, fur traders, and transportation. Also covers the issues surrounding the river and its endangered status. Some sites regarding the issues are intended for the teachers and may be too difficult for some students.
- Missouri: European and African Heritage Covers the settlement of Missouri by people of European or African ancestry. Topics include Westward migration, immigration and pioneer life. Contains several links to other eThemes on similar topics
- Missouri: Exports and Imports These sites offer statistics and graphs about Missouri's top exports and which countries receive the goods. Also includes some general information about imports. Includes one audio file.
- Missouri: Famous People Learn about famous Missourians both living and deceased including Laura Ingalls Wilder, Walt Disney and Daniel Boone. Included is a Missouri person WebQuest
- Missouri: Geography and Regions Geography, landforms, and various tourist spots in Missouri are highlighted. Includes an eThemes resource on Missouri cities
- Missouri: Kansas City All about Kansas City, history, geography, places, events and people
- Missouri: St. Louis All about St. Louis museums, state parks, historic sites, and other places of interest in the St. Louis area
- Missouri: Caves Listings and maps to the caves of Missouri. Information about bats and bat caves in Missouri. Cave formations and archaeology
- Missouri: Facts This resource includes facts pertaining to Missouri: symbols, geography, and natural resources. There are links to several related eThemes resources. Two WebQuests on Missouri are included
- Native Americans in Missouri This resource gives information about tribes in Missouri and the southern plains.
- St. Louis World's Fair, 1904 Welcome to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Includes visitors and the nations they represented, attractions, foods, exhibits, and antiques
- Missouri: Platte Purchase These sites include information about the Platte Purchase. Tells briefly about the history of some of the counties included in the purchase, the Treaty of 1836, and biographies of Joseph Robidoux and Senator Lewis Linn.
- Missouri Compromise These sites tell about the Missouri Compromise and its influence on the United States. Find out about Henry Clay and his role in this decision. Includes maps and some online quizzes. An eThemes Resource on Civil War and Missouri is included.
- Mark Twain Learn more about the history and attractions in Missouri's Mark Twain Region. This region is located in the northeastern part of the state and includes the town of Hannibal, the Mark Twain Boyhood Home, Battle of Athens State Historical Park, and more.