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?
Fort Scott is the only NPS unit that was directly involved in "Bleeding Kansas". Fort Scott was a proslavery town, but many free staters lived in the surrounding area. Located on the grounds was the Western or Proslavery Hotel, directly across from it was the Fort Scott or Free State Hotel.