We’re participating in the Great American Postcard Swap with other homeschool families, sending out postcards all over the country, and hopefully receiving 50 in all!
Some facts about Kansas:
- The United States purchased Kansas from France in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.
- Kansas played a large part in the lives of the pioneers settling the West.
- The first state to ratify the 15th Amendment to the US Constitution, giving African American men the right to vote.
- Kansas is the setting for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. If you’ve only seen the movie, you must read the book–it is so good!
Books and Activities
- Learn about the history of Old West Kansas, and gather information from the articles and photographs for notebook pages.
- The Herbert Hoover Library has free a unit study about the early settlers and travelers through Kansas, including the Laura Ingalls Wilder family from Little House (9 Volumes),
We’re participating in the Great American Postcard Swap!