Distance Learning

Windows to the Past

Fort Scott NHS announces distance learning programs that can be accessed via videoconferencing. The site has equipment that can be used to teach lessons to classes throughout the nation. Current lessons developed are listed below, however, the staff is willing to work with you to develop lessons suitable to your needs.

If you have requests or ideas for education programs, contact the site's education coordinator Barak Geertsen. To schedule a program, call 620-223-0310.

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  • Diverse faces at Fort Scott during the Civil War.

    Fort Scott was the base for one of the most diverse assemblies of Union soldiers during the Civil War. Significant numbers of African Americans and American Indians were recruited in this area.  This program provides opportunities for students to discover their stories through small group activities, critical thinking and discussion.  The program time is 45 minutes including time for questions and answers.

    Type:
    Distance Learning
    Grade level:
    Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Social Studies
  • Fort Scott National Historic Site

    Saws and Scalpels: Civil War Medicine

    Medicine bottles and equipment

    Most of us today would not want to go the hospital if we could help it, because we associate hospitals with sickness and injury.  However, because these two conditions occur with a great degree of regularity,  hospitals often become a necessity to help us recover.  During the Civil War, soldiers and civilians attached similar meanings to hospitals-a place of suffering, yes, but also a place of healing and recovery.

    Type:
    Distance Learning
    Grade level:
    Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Science,Social Studies
  • Soldiers loading supplies on a wagon

    In our modern world, many of us have come to rely on transportation systems and the operation of stores and warehouses in order to provide us with food, clothing, and other essentials for survival.  During the Civil War, Fort Scott played a similar role as a supply depot that was critical to the survival and success of Union soldiers in the area.

    Type:
    Distance Learning
    Grade level:
    Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Social Studies
  • Fort Scott National Historic Site

    We The People: Life at A Frontier Fort

    Officer and Wife in Officers Quarters

    We the People explores the many roles present in the community of people who called Fort Scott and the surrounding area home in the 1840s.

    Type:
    Distance Learning
    Grade level:
    Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Social Studies

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PO Box 918
Fort Scott, KS 66701

Phone:

(620) 223-0310

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