School Programs for Teens

Era Explorations

The following programs are offered by the Education Department for school groups during the 2016-2017 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.

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


Richmond in Black, White, Gray

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.2d, USI.5d, USI.9
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The Great Depression

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.6a, USII.6d
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Rosie the Riveter: the Homefront during WWII

“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 Richmond.
GRADE: 7 l COST: $4 per student l TIME: 1 hour
SOL:USII.1, USII.7
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Segregation/Integration

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
SOL: USII.1, USII.9a, USII.4c
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