The great thing about being a history teacher is that history can be literally all around us, especially on the Internet. There are all kinds of things that might be of use for teachers of history. I provide for you three “guilty pleasures” that you may wind up exploring for fun on your own time.
Horrible Histories is a series of books and award winning television shows in England. Several of my methods students have used clips from the show on youtube as a means of providing an interesting entryway into a topic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAjmLTUt4uE English Civil War.
There are games, fun facts, and other disciplines to explore (math, science, and geography).
This website has a multitude of articles, some with a humorous bent, but has an amazing amount of interesting trivia facts. The articles here can have a large number of fascinating stories and bits to engage students into content. While not a deep historical content site, you may be able to glean some interesting pieces for your instruction.
For a military history of Kansas, this website has links to a multitude of museums and their subsequent websites. This website has a large number of local museums as well as travel sites in Kansas. This can open up a lot of avenues for either local study and or avenues for Kansas history.
I hope to put additional websites for you to explore at a future time, and put some of yours in the comments below.