"From Brown to Brown: Topeka's Civil Rights Story" Bus Tours Now Available
This new bus tour maps out locations in the city linked to local and national struggles for freedom and equality. Bus tours will be available Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. Click on More for complete details of the tour. More »
2013 Teacher Ranger Teacher Opportunity
During the summer of 2013, the national NPS office of history and civics is seeking a Teacher Ranger Teacher to develop lesson plans that incorporate information about the National Park Service that meet common core standards, located in Topeka, Kansas. More »
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site offers two trunk programs, Jacks, Jump Ropes and Marbles: Playground Games of the 1950's and History Hunters.
Jacks, Jump Ropes and Marbles-This activity trunk contains reproduction toys and games from 1950's America. The program is designed to make school and recess come alive for children by providing them with games and toys children used more than fifty years ago. Grades 3-6.
History Hunters- This activity trunk is designed to introduce learners to the ways that historians, archeologists, and anthropologists use primary resources to learn about the past. Students will role play by wearing costumes identifying each as an anthropologist, archeologist, or historian. Grades 3-6.
Trunk programs are available for groups of 30 students or less.
Please contact the Education Department for more information about these programs. Our phone number is (785) 354-4273 or send an email be clicking here.
Did You Know?
In 1896 the U.S. Supreme Court institutionalized the “separate but equal” policy with the Plessy v. Ferguson decision.--Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site More...