Our museums and archives are temporarily closed to support the effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Welcome to Learn-At-Home Resources from the San Diego History Center!

During these unprecedented times, our Educators are still working to share San Diego history with you! We have gathered resources and activities for you to enjoy at home and we continue to create and add content daily.

Oral History Clips

 

The Journal of San Diego History

 

Postcards

 

Cityscapes

 

Timelines

 

SDHC Educators are now offering one-on-one and whole class online field trips


Experience virtual learning versions of our popular programs
  • Mapping Balboa Park
    Explore the buildings and features that form the foundation of the modern Park. Use the tools of a historian to learn about Balboa Park, then and now!
  • Stories of San Diego
    Discover San Diego’s early beginnings and how the history of San Diego is reflected in our culture today by exploring the changes that have occurred here over time.
  • San Diego Before Statehood
    Journey back in time and explore Presidio Park to reveal the daily life of the Kumeyaay, the Spanish, and the Mexican inhabitants of early California.
  • San Diego, Here I Come
    Explore primary sources that illuminate the experiences of San Diego citizens over time to uncover the reasons people have come to settle in our region from 1850 to the present day. Discuss the experiences of contemporary and historic San Diegans to discover if these experiences have changed over time.
  • San Diego History Makers
    Examine primary source materials from the SDHC collection to discover influential San Diegans and become a living history exhibit. Engage in discussion to answer “What is a History Maker?” and “How can I be a History Maker?”
  • Listen Up! Youth Oral History Workshop
    Discover the importance of oral histories and the unique role they play in documenting and understanding our past, hear examples of fascinating oral histories in the History Center’s permanent collection and learn how to conduct your own Oral History.

Don’t see what you’re looking for, or have a question?
Please email k12programs@sandiegohistory.org
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THE SAN DIEGO HISTORY CENTER THANKS PRICE PHILANTHROPIES, PATRONS OF THE PRADO, THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO COMMISSION OF ARTS & CULTURE, AND THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO FOR SUPPORTING OUR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING.