The Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum is excited to welcome students to a beautiful and historic farm for unique programing opportunities. Students will explore a diverse range of topics onsite with additional options to visit the farm’s heirloom garden, small-scale pumpkin patch, walking trail, and historic cemetery.
Museum Programs Available:
"The Atkins Farm in the 1860s" program invites student to learn about early Missouri farming and politics, regional characteristics, and the Border and Civil War in Missouri.
This program is developed for elementary school and middle school students. Material and discussion questions within the program can be tailored to meet the curriculum needs of each grade.
Students use critical thinking skills, map reading, visual thinking strategies, and primary resources such as political cartoons, agricultural census records, and campaign posters to analyze and interpret data. Students will analyze the causes and complexity of the Civil War from the perspective of a Missouri farmer. Click here for program information and education standards.
Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area. Beginning August 1, 2015 educators may apply for a new Bus on Ustransportation grant through Freedom’s Frontier. Click here to visit Freedom’s Frontier website for applications and more information.