Outreach Programs: At Your School Site

Let our traveling teachers come to you! Museum educators will bring the museum to your classroom with a special interactive presentation involving artifacts and documents from the museum’s demonstration collection. Post-visit support is available upon request. The following programs are available by advance reservation. Customized programs are also available.

FROM THE PAST TO YOUR CLASS!
Interactive presentations on a variety of topics such as:

 

DIVERSITY IN SAN DIEGO

Through the examination of photographs and other primary sources students discover the many different cultures that make up San Diego and how each has contributed to San Diego in its own way.

Grade levels: Elementary, Middle, High
Program Length: 1–1.5 hours per session
Maximum number of students: 30 students per session

 

COMING TO CALIFORNIA

Through role-playing and hands-on opportunities, students explore the identities, perspectives, and contributions of the diverse people who settled in California after 1850.

Grade Levels: Elementary, Middle
Duration: 1–1.5 hours per session
Maximum number of students: 30 students per session

 

LISTEN UP!

Youth-conducted oral history program. Students are introduced to the importance of oral histories and the unique role they play in documenting and understanding our past. Led by a trained oral historian, students listen to examples of fascinating oral histories in the History Center’s permanent collection and learn how to create and stage their own museum-quality oral histories.

Grade Levels: Elementary, Middle, High
Time: Five 1-hour sessions
Maximum Number of Students: 30 students per session

 

DIRT DETECTIVES

This program introduces children to the science of archaeology, integral to our understanding of early life in San Diego. Students observe authentic artifacts, learn about tools used by archaeologists, and participate in a mock excavation. Students also practice cross-mending techniques used in archaeology labs to piece together touchable artifacts. Dirt Detectives reflects statewide learning standards in science, geography, and history.

Grade Levels: Elementary, Middle
Duration: 1–1.5 hours per session
Maximum number of students: 30 students per session

 

ADDITIONAL TOPICS AVAILABLE, SUCH AS:

  • The Kumeyaay
  • Early San Diego History – Native American through Statehood
  • Women Trailblazers of California: Pioneers to the Present
  • History of Balboa Park
  • World War II in San Diego
  • Customized programs

Cost: $150 per session, plus mileage to the site. Scholarship opportunities available for Title I schools and multiple-session visits.

Reservations

Outreach programs require advance reservations. To request a Classroom Outreach Program, please submit an online Program Request Form. 
For questions and more information: k12programs@sandiegohistory.org