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 5-7

Artifact & Primary Source Analysis Activity

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

Grades 5-7

Women’s Suffrage Primary Source Analysis Activity

Click here for Madeline McDowell Breckinridge activity

Educator Resource Guides

Virtual Tours

You can now book virtual tours for your classrooms via Zoom! We offer the Signature Henry Clay Tour, Traces: Slavery at Ashland, and Women’s Voices for you to choose from.

Have any special requests? Let us know and we’ll do our best to cater the tour to your needs and your students’ interests.

Must book in advance. $45 for up to 10 connections. $75 for more than 10 connections.

Contact Cameron Walpole to book! cwalpole@henryclay.org, 859-266-8581 x 205. Please be prepared with three dates/times you are available to take the tour.

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