For Educators

Educators can utilize our resource guides, lessons, and activities to bring history to life. The history of Ashland spans over one hundred years of local and national importance. Students can compromise with the Great Compromiser Henry Clay, take a stand with suffragist Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, or learn from the resilience of Charlotte Dupuy, one of the people enslaved at Ashland.

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Lessons & Activities

Middle School/High School

Consider how the Compromise of 1850 might have affected different people in the U.S.

Click here to access Triumph or Tragedy Lesson Plan

Grades 5-12

Artifact & Primary Source Analysis Activity

Click here to access Henry Clay’s Run for the White House Activity

Grades 5-12

Women’s Suffrage Primary Source Analysis Activity

Click here for Madeline McDowell Breckinridge activity

Educator Resource Guides

Virtual Field Trips

At Ashland, we believe every student deserves to learn from authentic historic sites. We are excited to offer field trip opportunities for a variety of interests and needs. Educators can choose from our live virtual field trip options and will work with staff to choose a date and time for their tour. When booking a live virtual field trip, please be prepared with three date and time choices.

Before the field trip, educators will receive corresponding resource guides to enhance their visit. Staff will use the platform of the educator’s choosing (ex. Zoom) to lead students on a live virtual field trip. After the tour, an Ashland educator will be available for a student Q&A.

Virtual field trips must book at least 24 hours in advance. $50 for up to 10 connections. $100 for more than 10 connections.

Contact Brenna Pye to book: 859-266-8581 x 205. Remember to have three dates/times you are available to take the tour.

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