Border Wars:Teaching With Multiple Perspectives
On September 21 and 22, 2012, Fort Scott National Historic Site will offer a teachers' workshop entitled Border Wars:Teaching with Multiple Perspectives. The workshop will focus on the Bleeding Kansas/Civil War era along the Kansas/Missouri Border, the causes of the fighting and the motivation of its various participants. There will be an evening session of the workshop on September 21 from 5:00--8:00 p.m. and then an all day session on September 22 from 8:00 am -5;00 pm. The workshop will include guest speakers, a look at curriculum materials available on the subject, and a field trip on Saturday afternoon to regional sites involved in the border wars. Registration begins August 14 and there will be a limit of 25 teachers who can attend the workshop. To register call 620-223-0310. Lunch and snacks will be provided.
Did You Know?
Many officers at Fort Scott in the 1840s owned slaves. One particular slave, Anna, was rented to Hiero Wilson, post sutler. Born free and educated, she was kidnapped into slavery in 1820, In 1849, she regained her freedom, married, operated a hotel in Eastern Kansas, and later became a pioneer.