Field Trip Program
Life on The Frontier
- This program is designed for grades K-4. Dates for 2014 are to be announced..
- The purpose of this program is to acquaint the students with life at Fort Scott in the 1840s.
- Interpreters in period dress stationed at different locations will give presentations focusing on various aspects of life at Fort Scott during that era.
- The program consists of an introduction to the site's history, and seven living history stations.
- Most stations are wheelchair accessible.
- Upon arrival, students are given a brief introduction to the history of the site. They are then split up into groups of 50 students maximum per group. Each group rotates between seven stations.
- Each station lasts about fifteen minutes, with the total program length being two hours and fifteen minutes. The program begins at 9:45 a.m. and ends at 12:00 p.m.
- At each station, the students will engage in interactive activities relating to different aspects of life at Fort Scott during the 1840s.
- Confirmation and teacher's guides will be sent out in March. Guides will include pre- and post-visit activities.
- The program will be presented by high school students from the area.
- Grade Levels:
- Kindergarten-Fourth Grade
- History, Military and Wartime History, Pioneer America, Social Studies, Westward Expansion, Women's History
- National/State Standards:
- Kansas Social Studies Standards 2 and 5, Missouri Social Studies Standard 6,
- Frontier Life, pioneers, military history, U.S. Army, U.S. Dragoons, horses, soldiers, Laundress Quarters, laundress, officers quarters, sutler, hospital, guardhouse, quartermaster, stables, barracks, childrens program, Recreation/Leisure, Tradtitional games
Available Field Trips