Share your work
Students across the state study Kansas history in a variety of ways. This is an opportunity to share some of the exciting educational activities that are going on. To have your students work displayed submit your digital pictures and/or selected projects with a brief description to firstname.lastname@example.org
Students in Michelle Smith's 4th grade class at Nickerson Elementary shared some of the "famous" Kansans who visited their classroom during Kansas Day.
Sleeping Heroes Project
During the 150th anniversary of the Civil War many Kansas students have become acquainted with the history of the early settlers of their community through the Sleeping Heroes project. Hundreds of Civil War veterans, both Confederate and Union, took advantage of the low prices for a homestead in Kansas. Students from across the state have been combing their community cemeteries to find these veterans and add them to our growing database. We invite all to join us in this worthwhile project. Be sure to submit pictures and information about your discoveries.
Manhattan-Ogden Schools Sleeping Heroes Project
Fifteen students of USD 383 teachers, Karen Morton and Terry Healy with adult assistance from members of the Polly Ogden Chapter, NSDAR and the Riley County Genealogical Society researched and photographed grave sites of Civil War soldiers buried in Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan. On a beautiful fall afternoon, students matched the names they had researched to the tombstone and took pictures and corrected their information. That information was then submitted to the Silent Heroes project at Kansas State Historical Society. Students commented that it was "Fun but challenging." Not all soldiers were found and another field trip next year was planned.
Burlingame Sleeping Heroes Project
Students working with Wendi Bevitt have been recording information concerning Civil War veterans buried in the Burlingame cemetery. They have found almost 150 of these Sleeping Heroes. One of the most interesting things they have found concerns the Colored troops who fought during the War. Two black and three white veterans have been found that were associated with this group. We certainly thank Wendi and the students for getting involved with this project.