Life in the Past Lane at 12 Miles per Hour - three 20 minute programs on one visit!
- History Detectives: Exploring Then, Now, and Why It Matters
Students learn about why history matters through comparison, contrast, and using artifacts. Everyday objects, photographs, and hands-on participation are used to teach students about life in the 1920's and how this pivotal time is relevant to our lives today. Many objects which reflect inventions, communication, travel, work and leisure, and popular culture will be used.
- Immigration: Many People, One Land
Each and every one of us has a story to tell about family members who came by ship to the “new country” – whether several hundred years ago or only a generation back. Students will participate in discovering and relating their own families’ immigration stories through oral histories, maps, and hands-on activities. By comparing and contrasting their immigration stories, the student will learn that the immigration story is a unifying story, one all of us share. This program includes a pre-program activity for the classroom.
- Farm House Life
Children are able to connect with our rural past in an actual Shawnee, Kansas farm house! The Hart-DeCaeny house is a historically accurate restoration where various chores take place, ranging from doing laundry the old fashioned way to cooking in the kitchen. Hands-on activities vary from day to day, but children get a taste for what children did to help their families on a 1920's farm.