Analyze Richmond history using primary sources from the Valentine’s collection and student lesson plans in PDF format for easy download.
Lesson Plan: Using postcards from the early 20th century, students will explore basic propaganda techniques used in the suffrage debate and create memes to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, or to encourage all citizens to vote.
Lesson Plan: Students will examine buildings in Richmond better understand how Greek and Roman architecture influenced design in Richmond during the Federal Period.
Lesson Plan: Explore stories of fellow Virginians who contributed to Richmond’s story. Consider the city of Richmond’s existing monumental landscape and craft your own proposal for which of these History Makers should be honored with the next monument!
Discover Richmond history, have fun and earn recertification hours! The Valentine offers free teacher professional development opportunities to K-12 teachers in the Richmond region. Find public teacher workshops on our event calendar or submit a request for your school or district and we’ll be happy to organize a program based on your interest and availability.
Valentine Teacher Fellows gain professional development experience while making a tangible impact on museum programming. Fellows develop educational resources based on the museum’s collection, assess programs and support summer teacher workshops. The Fellowship program is offered every summer and teachers receive a stipend of $3,000.