Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site hosts an annual teacher workshop in cooperation with the University of Montana at Missoula.
Dates: June 17 - 21, 2013
Grant-Kohrs Ranch began an educational outreach program in August 2002 to develop curriculum-based education products including lesson plans, traveling trunks, on-site educational activities, and an annual teacher workshop. The materials will not only be directed to state and park significance; but will have national relevance as they teach about the open range cattle era in the United States.
This educational program includes identifying the natural resources underlying the cultural landscape at Grant-Kohrs Ranch (GRKO) and integrating that information for educational curricula. The goal is to help educators and students understand the fundamental features of the natural environment and how that contributed to the historic use (and contemporary issues) of the area as a working cattle ranch. The objectives of this teacher workshop are to:
Grant-Kohrs Ranch will host a 5-day workshop for teachers from Monday June 17 to Friday June 21, 2013 in Deer Lodge. This workshop will address -wildflowers, hands-on livestock management and care, native tribes in MT, and Superfund restoration- integrated with the issues of a working historical agricultural site. The week will consist of both presentations prepared by a team of educators and time devoted to preparing and finalizing lesson plans based on state curricular standards. Following academic review and comment, the lesson plans will be disseminated for state and national access on the park website.
Participants will earn two graduate credits through the University of Montana at Missoula.
For more information or if would like to sign up for the workshop, please click here.
Did You Know?
Conrad Kohrs was known as the "Cattle King" in Montana. At his peak, he was grazing 10 million acres of land covering four states and Canada.