Watkins Museum of History

Log Number: IGSM-251752-OMS-22

Led by the Watkins Museum of History, five heritage sites in Douglas County, Kansas, will collaborate to develop a series of online learning resources uniting the histories of the sites under the theme, "Seeking a More Perfect Union: The Enduring Struggle for Freedom and Civil Rights.” Based on a newly developed field trip program and a needs assessment of K–12 teachers, this series of lesson plans, student workbooks, and classroom resources will connect stories that emphasize how issues of freedom, race, justice, equality, and economic opportunity affected people’s lives from the mid-1800s to the present. The project will ensure that teachers and students continue to benefit from the advantages offered by learning in a museum setting, in addition to providing a more accessible option for those who cannot travel to the sites.