Programs & Tours

Programs & Tours

School Programs

Programs for School Groups            

The Valentine offers hands-on, interactive student programs for the 2015-2016 academic year that enhance classroom instruction and make history come alive.

The following programs are offered by the Education Department for school groups during the 2015-2016 academic year. Reservations must be made in advance. All programs are compatible with the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) requirements, and led by Valentine educators. Programs are 60 minutes in length and include student workbooks.

Download the 2015-2016 Student Programs and Tours (PDF).

School Programs Offerings (2014-2015) 

Hear Ye Richmond! (click for extension activities and resources)
From the town crier to the internet, students will explore how we share information and communicate through artifacts, stories crafts and tongue twisters.
GRADE: PreK - K | COST: $4 per student | TIME: 1 hour
SOL: K1, K2, K3, K7b, K9

Whose Hat is That? (click for extension activities and resources)
Using our collection of hats, stories and dance, students examine roles in our community through hats from long ago and today.
GRADES: PreK-K l COST: $4 per student  l TIME: 1 hour
SOL: K1, K2, K3, K9

Our Changing Community
Trades and recreation activities of early Richmond residents are examined through artifact investigations, games and a craft.  
GRADES: KCOST: $4 per student l TIME: 1 hour
SOL: K1, K2, K3, K7, K9

Go Figure: History Makers in Richmond
Learn about the famous people that called the Richmond area home and shaped not only local but national history. The Powhatan, Thomas Jefferson, Maggie Walker, Arthur Ashe and others are discussed.
GRADES: 1 | COST: $4 per student l TIME: 1 hour
SOL: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3

Flying the Flag
Explore the use of flags and symbols in Virginia and why the are important. Learn to fold a flag, sing songs and design your own flag.
GRADES: 1 | COST: $4 per student l TIME: 1 hour
SOL: 1.1, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12, 1.13

Powhatan Indians (click for extension activities and resources)
Students use Indian artifacts to learn about the lives of the Eastern Woodland Indians of Virginia and their reliance on natural resources. Chief Powhatan, Pocahontas, language groups and geography are disussed per grade level and artifacts and crafts are included.
GRADES: PreK, 2, 4 l COST: $4 per student l TIME: 1 hour
SOL: 2.1a-g, 2.3a, 2.6, 2.7a, 3.11, VS.1a-f, VS.2a-g, VS.3g

Greek by Design (click for extension activities and resources)
Students identify Greek and Roman neoclassical elements in the Wickham House and throughout Richmond architecture, reinforcing concepts and culture through hands-on activities and fables.   
GRADE:
3 l COST: $4 per student  l TIME: 1 hour
SOL: 3.1a,b,e,g, 3.3, 3.5, 3.11

Civil War Spies 
(click for extension activities and resources)
Learn about two women who spied for the Union in Richmond during the Civil War.  Students will tour the  Wickham House (1812), work with primary source photographs and conduct hands on artifact investigations.
GRADE: 4-5 l COST: $4 per student l TIME: 1 hour
SOL: VS1a-g, VS.7b-c

African Americans in Richmond
Students explore the identities of enslaved and free African Americans in Richmond fro pre-Revolution to post Civil War by examining artifacts and primary sources.
GRADE: 4-5 l COST: $4 per student l TIME: 1 hour
SOL: VS.1a-g, VS.5b, VS.7c, VS.8b, VS.9d

Figures of Freedom- Tour and Program
Beginning at Capitol Square and fnishing at 14th and Canal, learn about the peoplewho impacted freedoms in Virginia and the nation. Includes a program at the First Freedom Center
GRADE: 4-5 l COST: $5 per student l TIME: 1.5 hours
SOL: VS.1a-g, VS.5bd, VS.6a-b, VS.7c

Fall Line City History (click for extension activities and resources)
What made Richmond a city and a captial? Students identify the City's resources, transportaiton, manufacturing and history, from settlement to modern city, adding pieces to the puzzle that becomes a Fall Line City.
GRADES: 5-7 l COST: $4 per student l TIME: 1 hour
SOL: 2.8, VS.1a-g, VS.4c, VS.8c, VS.9a, VS.10b-c

 

Era Explorations

In this multi-media presentation, students explore the times and attitudes of four eras in Richmond. Select from

Richmond in Black, White, and Grey (click for extension activites and resources)
Examine the Civil War in Richmond through the lives of the free and enslaved, Union and Confederate, and through the lens of prolific photographers.
GRADE: 6 l COST: $4 per student l TIME: 1 hour
SOL: USI.1, USI.5d, USI.9

The Great Depression (click for extension activities and resources)
Identify the effects of the Great Depression in Richmond, the economics and programs of the time and how they resonate today.
GRADE: 7 l COST: $4 per student l TIME: 1 hour
SOL:USII.1, USII.6

Rosie the Riveter: the Homefront during WWII (click for extension activities and resources)
"Victory was the result of home front efforts by women and children and the influence of icons, industry and propaganda. Discover what shaped the "Greatest Generation" in Richon
GRADE: 7 l COST: $4 per student l TIME: 1 hour
SOL:USII.1, USII.7

Segregation/Integration (click for extension activites and resources)
Explore the realities of Jim Crow and segregation in the Greater Richmond area and the figures and disputes that shaped national change
GRADE: 7 l COST: $4 per student l TIME: 1 hour

Reservations and Pricing

To Make Reservations

  • Contact Public Programs, 804.649.0711 x 317/318.
  • Programs must be scheduled in advance. Four weeks notice is preferred.
  • A deposit of $25  is required one month prior to your visit, with final payment due upon arrival. Arrangements for invoicing must be made in advance. Checks are made payable to the Valentine.             
  • Cancellation of a program must be made by telephone call at least 48 hours in advance.
  • Attendance numbers must be updated 48 hours prior to the scheduled program. Fees due will be based on the number reported.
  • You will receive a confirmation letter detailing your reservation and payment requirements.

Prices for programs:    

  • $4 student with a $70 minimum fee on site, $80 minimum fee as outreach. No charge for the teacher.
  • Off-site programs outside the Greater Richmond area will be charged a mileage fee.
  • Your full payment must be mailed and received by the Valentine on or before your program date.

For more information, contact Public Programs, 804.649.0711, ext. 317 or 318.