Butler County Times Gazette
  • History Center hosts Tea with Teachers

  • The Butler County History Center hosted a Tea with Teachers Thursday afternoon to share with teachers some of the resources the museum has to offer for classroom use.
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  • The Butler County History Center hosted a Tea with Teachers Thursday afternoon to share with teachers some of the resources the museum has to offer for classroom use.
    Renee Albert, education director, said they have a couple of tubs filled with information. One is a now and then tub to offer a look back at history and another is Kansas symbols. There are two more tubs in progress, including Native American and prairie tubs.
    "I try to incorporate some fiction and non-fiction in the tubs," she said.
    The tubs all come with a notebook with lesson plans so teachers can use them themselves or the museum's education director can come and do a presentation at the school.
    In putting the tubs together, Albert researched education standards and has shown how the tubs and lesson plans meet standards and the new common core. They also are multi-level so they can be used for different classes.
    One other thing Albert said they do is offer community service opportunities for people. She said students need to have a certain number of hours to graduate.

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