Field Trips

Sweep Through History

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Grade Level:
Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
Subject:
Social Studies
State Standards:
NATIONAL/STATE STANDARDS:Kansas Social Studies Standards 1, 3, 4, 5
Missouri Social Studies Standards 3a, 6
National Social Studies Standards 1, 3, 5

  • This program is designed for grades 5-8.
  • The purpose of this program is to acquaint the students with life at Fort Scott during the primary eras during the site's history: Westward Expansion, Bleeding Kansas and the Civil War.
  • Interpreters in period dress stationed at different locations will give presentations focusing on an aspect of life at Fort Scott from one of these eras.
  • The program consists of an introduction to the site's history, and four stations; each station representing a significant era of the site's history.
  • The program will be held this year (2022) on April 29, May 6, May 12, and May 13. I will be offered at 9:30 and 11:30 each of those days.
  • For reservations call 620-223-0310. When making reservations, allow enough time to arrive 15 minutes before the program begins. 
  • Upon arrival, students are given a brief introduction to the history of the site. They are then split up into four groups of no more than 25 students or one class  per group. Each group rotates between four stations.
  • Each station lasts twenty minutes, with the total program length being about one hour and thirty minutes
  • At each station, the students will engage in activities relating to different aspects of life at Fort Scott during the mid-nineteenth century.
  • Confirmation and teacher's guides will be sent out in March. Guides will include pre- and post-visit activities.
  • When making reservations, allow enough time to arrive 15 minutes before the program begins.

Last updated: February 9, 2022