2/7/2013

Field trip transportation grants focus on enduring struggle for freedom

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site News Release


Release date: Immediate
Contact(s): Nick Murray or Angela Estep
Phone number: (785) 354-4273


Transportation Grants Available for Tours Focusing On the Enduring Struggle for Freedom in Kansas

Topeka, KS – Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site will continue to offer transportation grants to schools within 75 miles wishing to travel to the historic site for a field trip. The grants also cover travel cost to other sites in Topeka that follows the struggles of people striving for freedom and equality including the Ritchie House, the Kansas State Capitol, and the Kansas Museum of History. Brown v. Board of Education NHS has also partnered with the previous locations and the Kansas State Historical Society to create tours that offer a complete experience for all these organizations to share their unique stories.

During visits, students can look through the galleries, have a ranger introduce them to the story of Brown v. Board of Education, or participate in the many educational programs designed for students according to K.S.D.E. standards. A wide variety of programs for students from K-12 are available, including “Fair is Fair” for K-2, which teaches students about feelings and being alike and/or different. High school students can observe, discuss and overcome stereotypes with “Guess Who?” A description of the programs can be found on our website under the “For Teachers, Plan a Field Trip” section. In addition to these programs information and materials can be provided for pre- and post-trip activities for students.

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site tells the story of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that ended legal segregation in public schools. The site is located at 1515 SE Monroe Street in Topeka, Kansas, and is open free of charge from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with the exceptions of Thanksgiving, December 25, and January 1. For more information call (785) 354-4273 or visit www.nps.gov/brvb and www.facebook.com/brownvboardnps

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