• Exterior of Brown v. Board of Education NHS, the former Monroe Elementary School, at night.

    Brown v. Board of Education

    National Historic Site Kansas

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Grades 6-8

A student creates their very own National Park Service arrowhead out of felt.

National Parks (Grades K-8)
Magnificent landforms are displayed through short videos and book where students will learn about National Parks through games, art, maps, reading and writing activities.

 
Interior view of the Education and Justice gallery.

Self-Guided Gallery Tours (Grades K-College)
A ranger will greet you at the front entrance for a brief orientation to the story and the site.

 
Image of female from the Pass It On video.

Pass It On (Grades 3-8)
Students will watch a short 12 minute video about what engaged citizens can do to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of diversity.

 
Image of two icons in the auditorium.

Five Icons (Grades 3-6)
An introduction to the museum that organizes the story of Brown v. Board of Education into five sections which are symbolized by five icons.

 
Students search the timeline for answers to the scavenger hunt.

Scavenger Hunt/Trivia Game (Grades 4-8)
While in the exhibits students will seek answers while focusing and utilizing maps, timelines, music and videos.

 

For a complete Topeka experience focusing on the enduring struggle for freedom in Kansas, we recommend the following programs. If your tour includes Brown v. Board of Education NHS and you receive a transportation grant, your transportation costs to these other sites will be included.

 
Kansas capitol building.

Kansas State Capitol Tour (Grades K-College)
See the newly restored Representative Hall and Senate Chamber, as well as the John Steuart Curry famous murals.

 
Mary Ritchie describes life in the old days at the Historic Ritchie Houese.

Rediscover Freedom's Pathway (Grades 3-7)
During this tour, students will learn about abolitionists John and Mary Ritchie and their commitment building a moral, learned and inclusive community at the Historic Ritchie House.

 
Exterior view of Kansas Museum of History.

Kansas Museum of History (Grades 4-College)
Visit the museum's galleries which tell the story of the people of Kansas.

Did You Know?

Dr. Kenneth Clark conducting the

Dr. Kenneth Clark compiled the social science evidence cited in the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education case.--Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site More...