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KSHS Teacher eNews

Issue 81, January 2015

Students at uses of the buffalo station in museum gallery.Kansas Day

The 154th anniversary of Kansas statehood will be commemorated at the Kansas Museum of History, the Kansas State Capitol, and several state historic sites. Events are scheduled beginning Saturday, January 24 and more are scheduled for the anniversary day Thursday, January 29.

Kansas Museum of History, Topeka
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Thursday, January 29
Enjoy hands-on activities, performances, and demonstrations of historic crafts correlated to the state standards. The special exhibit The Great Soldier State: Kansas and the Civil War will be open, featuring military items from Kansas soldiers and an extensive regimental flag collection.

Kansas State Capitol, Topeka
10 a.m. Thursday, January 29
Governor Sam Brownback will announce the winners of the Happy Birthday, Kansas! Discovering Kansas: A Student Photo Contest. After the award ceremony, a special Kansas birthday cake will be served in the visitor center.


Assembly line at Beech Aircraft Corporation in Wichita in 1948.Research Kansas Day and History Day Projects on Kansas Memory

Kansas Memory, the Historical Society's online digital archives, is a valuable resource for students as they research projects for Kansas Day and History Day. Photographs, letters, diaries, government records, maps, audio recordings, and archeological artifacts are available at kansasmemory.org. Among the collections are items related to the state's aircraft industry, including this 1948 photo of the assembly line at Beech Aircraft Corporation in Wichita.


Items from traveling trunk farm family in Kansas.Traveling Resource Trunks Bring History to Your Classroom

This exciting series is a unique and educational way to share the rich heritage of Kansas. Each trunk focuses on a specific topic in Kansas and United States history and contains many high-quality reproductions of historical artifacts, primary source documents, and photographs for your students to have a personal experience with the past.

A variety of topics are available. A few are timely for the upcoming months. February is Black History month; consider the Kansas Territory trunk for the free state/slave state conflict that helped spark the Civil War. March is Women's History Month; Farm Family in Kansas and Kansas Women and Their Quilts are both good resources for women's history.

For reservation information, visit kshs.org/14968.


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The Bleeding Kansas 2015 Series will be presented six consecutive Sundays January 25 through March 1 at Constitution Hall State Historic Site, Lecompton. Program could be encouraged as an extra credit option.

Professional in-service development sessions help teachers integrate Kansas social studies standards. Presenter is trained and endorsed by the Kansas Department of Education in the area of social studies, formative assessment, and integration strategies.

Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority offers transportation to USD 501 schools visiting Kansas Museum of History.

Kansas Historical Society calendar of events.


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