RESOURCE: Shared Stories Project

Presented by:
Kansas Humanities Council
Local Partner: Colleges and Universities, K-12 Institutions, Libraries, Museums, Nonprofits Subject: Cross-Cultural Understanding, History, Performing Arts, Varies, War/Veterans Audience: All, Colleges and Universities, K-12

The Shared Stories reader’s theater series engages audiences with timely topics through the voices of the past. Each script was created using excerpts from historical letters, diaries, reports, documents, and newspaper articles. Discussion questions are included to lead a group in conversation following the script reading. These scripts are written for use by libraries, museums, art centers, senior centers, and high school or college classrooms. Historians have reviewed all scripts.

SHARED STORIES OF THE KANSAS LAND

Shared Stories of the Kansas Land reader’s theater scripts bring to life the voices of the people who live through events that altered the land and environment.

SHARED STORIES OF THE CIVIL WAR

The Shared Stories of the Civil War project features stories created from historical letters, diaries, newspaper articles, and other materials. These voices from history provide insight into how 19th century Americans living in Kansas and Missouri struggled to define the meaning of freedom during the Bleeding Kansas and Civil War years.

Stories are available free to download.