Field Trips

Life on The Frontier

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Grade Level:
Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
Social Studies
State Standards:
NATIONAL/STATE STANDARDS:Kansas Social Studies Standards 2 and 5, Missouri Social Studies Standard 6,

  • This program is designed for grades K-4. This date for this year's program is May 5.
  • 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.
  • All stations this year are wheelchair accessible and all stations will be held outside..
  • Upon arrival, students are given a brief introduction to the history of the site. They are then split up into groups of 25 students maximum or one claass 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 Fort Scott High School.

Last updated: February 9, 2022