KSHS Teacher eNews
Issue 76, November 2013
Workshop: Teaching Social Studies in Today's Classroom - Monday, December 30, 8:30 - 12 p.m. Kansas Historical Society, Topeka. K-8 teachers can receive guidance in teaching to the Kansas History, Government, and Social Studies Standards (KHGSS) and the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (KCCRS). An optional tour of the restored Kansas State Capitol will be available in the afternoon. Workshop and capitol tour are free. Registration deadline is December 13. Contact Marcia Fox at 785-272-8681, ext. 416; email@example.com.
New Operating Hours in Research Room - The research room in the State Archives is open 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday, November - February. Operating hours March - October remain unchanged at 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Reference calls can be directed to 785-272-8681, ext. 117, Monday - Saturday. The State Archives is located at 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka.
Kansas Day: January 29, 2014 - Kansas Day will be commemorated at the newly restored State Capitol and several state historic sites. Visit kshs.org for details as the day nears.
Kansas Day at the Museum - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, Kansas Museum of History. Enjoy demonstrations of historic crafts and activities correlated to the state standards. See performances by the Kansas University Chemistry Club and Wonder Workshop's Richard Camara Pitts. The Museum is located at 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka.
Speaking of Quilts: Voices from the Collection and the Community - opening January 17 at the Kansas Museum of History, Topeka. This special exhibit features quilts from timeless beauties to contemporary art, providing the unique opportunity to teach history and geometry at the same time. Preview the featured quilts on Pinterest.
Schedule Kansas Territorial Characters Performance - Students can participate in a 1850s territorial town hall political meeting at Constitution Hall State Historic Site, Lecompton. The Lecompton Reenactors will portray notable people from the Bleeding Kansas era as they passionately discuss the slavery issue. The group can also perform on-site at schools within one hour drive of Constitution Hall. To schedule a presentation, contact 785-887-6520 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Tours at Red Rocks - Students in fourth grade can learn about the journalist with Hats off to William Allen White. William Allen White and the Reform Era informs seventh graders of the efforts of White and four fellow reformers from Kansas. Schedule tours at least two weeks in advance by contacting 620-342-2800 or email@example.com. Red Rocks State Historic Site is located in Emporia.
Reserve Traveling Resource Trunks - A unique and educational way to share the rich heritage of Kansas, the trunks contain many high-quality reproductions of historical artifacts and primary source documents and photographs. Many trunks are still available for Kansas Day. Reserve online or call 785-272-8681, ext. 419.
Free Professional Development Sessions - The Historical Society offers in-service training for K-12 teachers that can help them adopt and integrate the KHGSS and the KCCRS. Participants will receive samples of the standards-based educational materials developed by the Historical Society's Education Division. Contact Marcia Fox at 785-272-8681, ext. 416 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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