Sunflower Journeys Program 1503
One-room Schoolhouses: Emporia State professor Bill Samuelson talks about the history of oneroom schoolhouses in Kansas and how they brought education to the frontier. Through historic photographs High school students perform traditional Swedish dances at Svensk Hyllningsfest in Lindsborg in program #1501. 71 and Samuelson’s accounts, viewers will learn the truth behind these sometimes crude and often romanticized structures. Greenbush: Sunflower Journeys explores rural education in the modern age with a visit to the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center in Greenbush, Kansas. The center is one of eight in Kansas and provides schools with resources they otherwise couldn’t afford. One popular feature of the center is a space station, where students learn space exploration in a hands-on environment. Eight-man Football: Sunflower Journeys ventures to the tiny communities of Long Island and Almena, Kansas, for a look at the culture surrounding eight-man football and the role of sports in small towns. Viewers will get a taste of small-town spirit as the Northern Valley Huskies celebrate their homecoming with plenty of festivities.
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