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Wide-Open Town Kansas City in the Jazz Age and Great Depression

July 28 @ 8:00 am - August 2 @ 5:00 pm

Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for Teachers University of Missouri-Kansas City
July 21 – July 26 or July 28 – August 2


During the 1920s and 1930s, city leaders boasted of Kansas City’s economic and civic triumphs and culture flourished, yet these achievements occurred in a political, social, and economic landscape fraught with machine politics, vice, and long histories of people fighting for their rights and freedoms. Much of what played out in Kansas City is a reflection of the larger cultural and historical forces that shaped this era in U.S. history. This workshop will provide K-12 educators with tools to devise fresh techniques for using historical sites and material culture to enable their students to engage with the past. Participant stipends of $1,300 made possible by the NEH. History graduate credit available through the UMKC History Department.

Application Deadline: March 5, 2024

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July 28 @ 8:00 am
August 2 @ 5:00 pm
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