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Virtual Wagons, Wheels, and Wings

Guided virtual tour — Kansas Museum of History, Topeka

Grade — Second

Overview — Get on board with this transportation tour. Wagons, Wheels, and Wings allows students to explore different forms of transportation used in our state from 1854 to the present. How did they change people’s lives? How did they change the landscape? Students will virtually visit a covered wagon, steamboat, train, car, and airplane. Worksheet provided when you register.


Kansas History, Government and Social Studies Standards (2020)

Standard #4: Societies experience continuity and change over time.

  • Benchmark 4.1: The student will recognize and evaluate continuity and change over time.

ELA Reading Informational Standards (2017)

SL.2.3 The student will ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.

RI.2.1 The student will ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. How do they do this?

Fee — $30

Length of tour — 45 to 60 minutes to meet your content and time requirements

Number of students in a group — Unlimited

Registration and scheduling — Register online, or contact 785-272-8681, ext. 415; kshs.education@ks.gov. Tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.

Additional resources that complement this tour:

Read Kansas! lesson