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The Kansas Historical Society provides classroom materials and opportunities for class visits that address social studies topics in Kansas history. Find information about curriculum materials for K-12 classrooms like our traveling resource trunks and award winning curriculum series, Read Kansas! Find information about tours and events at the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka, the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka, and our numerous historic sites across the state. Learn more about our newsletter for educators and professional development opportunities for teachers across the state.

Classroom materials

  • Read Kansas! - award-winning curriculum for primary through high school, with ready-to-use materials for students and educators
  • Traveling resource trunks - learn about Kansas by exploring artifacts, available online are materials allowing trunk lesson to be adapted for use without the physical objects
  • Virtual and video - explore Kansas's rich history with virtual tours, videos, and Nearpod lessons.
  • Lesson plans - find a variety of lesson plans for the classroom from the Kansas Historical Society
  • Enrichment activities - find information about standards-based activities students can do to explore Kansas history
  • Sources for Student Research - find a variety of online Kansas primary and secondary sources
  • Textbook - find more information about The Kansas Journey, a textbook for seventh grade, produced by the Historical Society and how to purchase them


Tours and Events




Professional support



Find us at Conferences, Inservices, and Events

Kansas Historical Society staff are attending the following events.  Stop by, explore the resources we offer, introduce yourself, and let us know how we can help you.

  • July 26, 2021, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Topeka - Discovery Kindergarten Fair at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center. Children and caregivers are connected with resources to get them ready for school.
  • August 2, 2021; 5:00-8:00 p.m., Topeka - Educators' Night Out at Kansas Children's Discovery Center The Topeka Alliance of Museum Educators hosts its annual resource fair for educators.
  • October 10, 2021; 2:30-4:30 p.m., Wichita - Kansas Association for the Gifted, Talented, and Creative Annual Conference at Exploration Place.