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Issue 78, March 2014

Girl looking at goat in petting zoo.History and Environmental Fair

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Thursday, April 24
Kansas Historical Society


This annual event aims to teach students grades four through six how Kansans have been "living green" for generations. Learn how nature and the environment have shaped our lives and how we, in turn, have impacted our environment. The fair features 30 hands-on activities and displays and a nature trail that can educate students in many aspects of environmental issues.

Admission is free. Event presented in cooperation with the Shawnee County Conservation District. Kansas Historical Society is located at 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka.

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Teachers working on mock archeology excavation site drawn on classroom floorArchaeology in the Classroom

July 23 - 27, Wednesday - Sunday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Greenbush Resource Center, Eudora

Discover how Project Archaeology fosters an understanding of past and present cultures while it improves social studies, science, and literacy education. The national and Kansas-specific materials are appropriate for, but not limited to, grades three through eight. This course is designed for pre-service teachers, in-service educators, and archeologists who wish to teach Project Archaeology to students or facilitate teacher workshops.

Workshop will be held July 23 - 25. Optional actual field exercise is available July 26 - 27.

Program will be held at the Greenbush Resource Center, 1310 Winchester Road, Eudora. Enrollment limited to 25 people. Application deadline is July 1, 2014. For more information, contact Virginia Wulfkuhle at vwulfkuhle@kshs.org or 785-272-8681, ext. 266.

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Studentswith covered wagons in front of Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site.Theme Days at Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
April 17, 18, 23, 25, 28, or 29

Students can learn about life in 19th century Kansas with hands-on activities at this one day program. They can learn how pioneers prepared for the long journey west on the Oregon-California Trail by studying actual families who made the trip. Students can decide which supplies are needed for the journey then pack their covered wagons.

Students can bring a sack lunch and eat on the Civil War campground.

Fee is $4 per student. Reservations are required and space is limited. Call 913-262-0867. Shawnee Indian Mission is located at 3403 W. 53rd Street, Fairway.

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Schedule your spring field trips today at the Kansas Museum of History, the Kansas State Capitol, and several state historic sites.

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.

Spring break workshop in Topeka for ages 8 - 10 - CSI: Mystery at the Museum.

Meet Kansas Territorial Characters provides students with first-person portrayals of notable Kansans from the territorial era. Schedule a performance at Constitution Hall State Historic Site, Lecompton

The April 6 and May 4 performances of Bleeding Kansas Characters could be an extra credit option for middle and high school students. Constitution Hall State Historic Site, Lecompton

The 2014 Kansas Archeology Training Program field school (KATP) will be held at the original site of the Samuel and Florella Adair cabin in Osawatomie. Florella's half-brother was abolitionist John Brown.

Kansas Historical Society calendar of events.

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