In-Person Learning Resources for the 2020-2021 School Year | Kids Out and About Kansas City

In-Person Learning Resources for the 2020-2021 School Year

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Scouts and Clubs

Calling all Scouts, 4-H, Camp Fire, Boys and Girls Clubs and other youth groups!

Come partner with Shawnee Town 1929’s education staff to help your troop complete badges, hold activities and programs, and utilize our historic buildings and artifacts. Our museum site is the perfect backdrop for a variety of history, scholarship, and citizenship-related programming. Our collaboration can range from one day to year-long. The sky is the limit here at Shawnee Town, so bring us your ideas!

Some past Scouts and Clubs collaborative activities utilizing our museum and staff have included Eagle Scout projects, citizenship badges, architecture badges, landscaping, needle pointing, community service hours, Shawnee Town’s History Detectives and America's Melting Pot immigration program, and cooking in our historic Hart-Decaeny Farmhouse.​

Academic - General
Misc
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
America's Melting Pot - Immigration Traveling Trunk

The America's Melting Pot - Immigration traveling trunk focuses on immigration and the many ways and reasons people came to this country, from America’s beginnings to present day. To explore our ethnically diverse country, this program's content also encourages exploring various cultures, keepsakes, and memories, and how all of these factors make America a true melting pot.

Included with this trunk is a teacher's guide with the programs content, a timeline, a world map with attachable icons and markers to plot your student's families' countries of origin, historic artifacts to prompt discussion on keepsakes and heirlooms, immigrant photograph props, and a related story in English and Spanish. Students have the opportunity to speak with their own families to get their immigration stories to go along with a provided worksheet as well as activity prompts.

This program is appropriate for all ages and opens up important dialogues into our past and current immigrants, diverse populations, and how America is truly a melting pot of cultures and peoples. It has also been very successful with ESL groups and current students who themselves or their parents are immigrants. Visit our website for full details!

Academic - General
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
$
History Detectives Traveling Trunk

Shawnee Town has developed two History Detectives traveling trunks designed to allow fourth grade through high school students the opportunity to handle 1910’s - 1930’s artifacts, such as The Saturday Evening Post, World War I iron soldiers and a “Lindy” airplane, paper dolls, garden tools, black and white photographs, butter mold, button hook, etc. In almost every case, these are the real thing from the early twentieth century. The artifacts are carefully packed in a 1920's suitcase along with a magnifying glasses and description forms for students.

Students will work in small groups to examine their assigned item, research it and present their findings to you and their class. Teachers receive a brief guide with a description of each item, its history, lead questions to ask the students, useful links, and lesson expansion ideas. The program is open-ended to allow you easily tailor it to meet the needs and abilities of your students and your time frame; it can be a quick straight-forward activity or an in-depth and challenging one. Kansas curriculum standards this program meets are also included in the teacher's guide corresponding to each grade.

This is an excellent program for putting students in touch (literally) with history! They have an opportunity to be a museum curator for the day and experience what museum professionals do with each artifact that the museum accepts. In some cases, they will learn that items have multiple and sometimes surprising uses over time. See our website for all the details!

Academic - General
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
$
Martial Arts Classes and Life Skills Training
Elite Martial Arts

If you take action today and take advantage of one of our trial offers, we will give you our personal guarantee that if you are not satisfied with your martial arts experience you will receive a 100% refund on your trial investment.
You have nothing to lose! However, we urge you to hurry and redeem your trial offer, as we cannot tell you how many times we have to turn people away because our classes are booked. All of our classes have limited space available, so act now!

Exercise / Health / Yoga
Sports
Martial arts
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
$
Petit Architect
Petit Architect

Maïa Tarassoff started Petit Architect in 2017, with the mandate to make architecture more accessible to children and youth and inspire them to become educated citizens involved in their cities. She teaches fun, hands-on after-school programs and intervenes in schools, for all ages ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Her curriculum is focused on sustainability, social impact and energy efficiency. In parallel, she continues to work as a passive house and interior designer.

Academic - General
Mathematics
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School