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Kansas Day in the classroom

Kansas Day, 2012Kansas Day offers an ideal time to remember the state's history. If you are not planning to join us for Kansas Day at the Museum, Kansas Day at the Capitol, or at one of our state historic sites, you can find a number of ideas to bring the celebration into your classroom.

We are always interested in ways that Kansas history is being taught. We invite you to contribute to our share your work page and contact kshs.education@ks.gov.

Traveling resource trunks

Our exciting series is available to teachers, youth group leaders, museums, libraries, and other Kansans looking for a fun and educational way to share the rich heritage of our state with others. Trunks contain reproductions, hands-on activities, a teaching manual, photos and more. They may be reserved and borrowed for use at a time and location convenient to you. If you plan to use a trunk on Kansas Day we encourage you to schedule early. Trunks may be reserved a year in advance.

Real People. Real Stories. Trading Cards

The story of Kansas is the story of its people. Meet people in Kansas history. 

  • Trading cards - featuring Real People. Real Stories. from Kansas! Quantities are limited.

Activities to Print

  • Kansas Day activities - printable PDFs that can be used for students in the classroom.
  • Today is Kansas Day! story to be read aloud, written by Kristy Nersthemier and illustrated with images from Read Kansas! lessons and photos from contest winners.

Read Kansas! 

The lessons below have been chosen because they are more Kansas Day specific.  We have many others that fit many topics related to the history of our state. 

Lesson Plans

Online exhibits

Materials to Purchase