Fort Scott's curriculum materials fall into three different categories.
1. Activity packets that accompany our field trips: Life on the Frontier and A Sweep Through History. Both packets have pre and post visit activities.
2. Our virtual resource center which has a wealth of information abouf frontier life in the 1840s. Originally designed for high school students to research in preparation for giving programs at Fort Scott, this should be helpful to all teachers looking for instructional materials for the frontier period.
3. Lesson plans designed specifically for classroom use are also included on this site. Lesson plans are featured below.
Bleeding Kansas: Sparks of War
Conflicts, killing and guerrilla warfare that sparked outrage across the nation. Explore »
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Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park
Students calculate the cost per square mile of the land purchased by the United States from Mexico after the U.S.-Mexican War. They compare that to the price of the Louisiana purchase and the purchase of Alaska. They then calculate the price paid in 1848 to what the price would have been today.
- Lesson Plans
- Grade level:
- Sixth Grade - Eighth Grade
- History, Mexican War, Military and Wartime History, Social Studies
- National/State Standards:
- Gr K-4 National Standards-Social Studies: U.S. History 2, 3 Gr 5-12 National Standards-Social Studies: World History Eras 4 & 7 Gr 7 Common Core Math Content 7.EE.A.1 Gr 7 Common Core Math Content 7.EE.B.4b
Did You Know?
During their free time, the officers enjoyed hunting. Captain Swords wrote "everybody here is hunting mad, hunting and dogs constitute their thoughts by day and dreams by night" Of another officer, Swords said that "wolf chasing and duck hunting" were the only things that reconciled him to the place