US History 85: Schankman’s St. Louis: Treasures from the Goldenrod Showboat

The Goldenrod Showboat was a fixture on the St. Louis riverfront for decades.  But today, all that remains of the largest showboat ever to travel the Mississippi River is jammed into a couple of storage lockers in Jerseyville, Illinois.  And Jake Medford, 27, is the keeper of the collection.  “Telling the story about it makes me light up, it’s Americana, it’s history you can’t replicate anyplace else,” Medford said.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity.


Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video.