Archive for Thursday, November 18, 2004

Students learn from Buffalo Soldiers

November 18, 2004

Eighth-graders are used to reading and hearing about history; this week, Lansing Middle School eighth-graders got to see it in person when a group of Buffalo Soldiers visited the school.

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James Madison explains one of the reasons for the term "Buffalo Soldier" Enlarge video

Jofee Tremain, a history teacher at the school, invited members of the 9th and 10th Horse Cavalry Association, aka former Buffalo Soldiers, to speak to the students. Four members of the group's Greater Kansas City/Leavenworth chapter visited the school on Tuesday.

James Madison, president of the chapter, told students about the history of the Buffalo Soldiers and their start at Fort Leavenworth. His show-and-tell discussion included weaponry used by Buffalo soldiers, a talk about those who have served as Buffalo soldiers, including Jackie Robinson, who went on to break the color barrier in major league baseball, and a video presentation.

"We are in the middle of our KS history unit, and I felt it would be a neat idea to bring living history to the students instead of the students having to sit through another lecture," Jofee said after the presentation.

Lansing Middle school eighth-graders and IDEA students received a lesson in history Monday when members of the 9th and 10th Horse Cavalry Association - the Buffalo Soldiers - visited the school to talk about the all-black Army regiments. Four Buffalo Soldiers from the Greater Kansas City/Leavenworth chapter of the association participated in the program.

Lansing Middle school eighth-graders and IDEA students received a lesson in history Monday when members of the 9th and 10th Horse Cavalry Association - the Buffalo Soldiers - visited the school to talk about the all-black Army regiments. Four Buffalo Soldiers from the Greater Kansas City/Leavenworth chapter of the association participated in the program.

Lansing Middle school eighth-graders and IDEA students received a lesson in history Monday when members of the 9th and 10th Horse Cavalry Association - the Buffalo Soldiers - visited the school to talk about the all-black Army regiments. Four Buffalo Soldiers from the Greater Kansas City/Leavenworth chapter of the association, including chapter president James Madison, above, participated in the program.

Lansing Middle school eighth-graders and IDEA students received a lesson in history Monday when members of the 9th and 10th Horse Cavalry Association - the Buffalo Soldiers - visited the school to talk about the all-black Army regiments. Four Buffalo Soldiers from the Greater Kansas City/Leavenworth chapter of the association, including chapter president James Madison, above, participated in the program.

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