Teachers Go On a Field Trip

By: Stephanie Ramos Email
By: Stephanie Ramos Email

50 teachers from over 20 states gathered for a workshop at the historic Lecompton grounds.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the workshop called "Crossroads of Conflict" about the Kansas and Missouri border war. And brought together this group.

"The National Endowment for the Humanities fund 20 to 25 workshops in the summer for teachers called teaching with historical and cultural landmarks. The workshops are all over the country. This is focused around historical themes, border wars, bleeding Kansas and the Civil War," said Diane Mutti Burke, History Professor at the University of Missouri- Kansas City.

Teachers say its great hands on experience to take back to their classrooms.

11th grade history teacher in Seattle, Washington says," history is boring unless they're stories. I get to go back and talk about the stories of my first visit; that makes it more interesting for the students. That makes it fun and real for my students."

The teachers toured constitution hall, the territorial capital museum and got a chance to watch the bleeding kansas play.

Have you visited Lecompton's Historical Site?

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