Lucy Goes to Oregon
Guided tour — Kansas Museum of History, Topeka
Grades — pre-K—2nd, ages 4-8
The museum’s youngest visitors are introduced to life on the Oregon Trail through this interactive tour. Groups listen to a short story about a little girl, Lucy, who travels to Oregon with her family, then they see and touch some of the things families brought with them on their adventure. Children then pack a small covered wagon with necessary supplies for the journey before visiting the full-size covered wagon in the museum gallery.
Kansas History, Government and Social Studies Standards:
Standard #1: Choices have consequences
- 1.1: The student will recognize and evaluate significant choices made by individuals, communities, states, and nations that have impacted our lives and futures.
Kansas Career and College Ready Standards:
- SL.1.3: The student will ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.
Cost per student including museum admission: $3.00.
One adult enters free for every 10 students. Additional adults pay the student rate.
Bus transportation for USD 501 schools: The Topeka Metro System is offering free rides for classroom field trips along fixed-route buses for schools in USD 501 during the 2013-2014 school year. This offer includes students, teachers and parents.
Length of tour:
Approximately 45 minutes, with a maximum of one tour conducted per hour.
Number of students in a group:
For the best experience, we recommend approximately 20 students per tour.