School Programs

School Programs

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Whose Hat is That?

Program Type: school program, summer program
Whose Hat is That?

Using hats, dance and stories, students examine roles in our community from long ago and today!

Age Range: Early Childhood, Youth
Grade(s): 1, k, prek

Design in Time

Program Type: school program, summer program

Play with patterns and colors while exploring shapes and textures found in the houses we live in, the clothes we wear and the art we make. Available onsite May through January, this program guides students through the Wickham Cellars and our Costume and Textiles exhibition, Our (He)Arts on our Sleeves, while discovering designs from long and today. Program can be booked as an outreach, year round.

Age Range: Early Childhood, Youth
Grade(s): 2, 1, k, prek

Figures of Freedom

Program Type: school program, summer program, school walking tour

Beginning with Capitol Square, learn about the people that impacted freedoms in Virginia and the nation. Includes a tour of the First Freedom Center along with a stop at the Henry Box Brown monument, among others.

Age Range: Youth, Teens
Grade(s): 8, 7, 6, 5, 4

Wickham House and Galleries

Program Type: school program, summer program

Enjoy a guided scavenger hunt through the museum galleries and a tour of the 1812 Wickham House (includes Hands on History experience in the McClurg bedroom and Wickham Cellar).

Age Range: Early Childhood, Youth, Teens, College
Grade(s): 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, k, prek

Looked at Lived In

Program Type: school program

Discover a variety of shapes, colors, patterns and designs and learn about life in the past as students explore the museum and buildings on the Valentine’s block of Clay Street.

Age Range: Early Childhood, Youth
Grade(s): k, prek

Our Changing Community

Program Type: school program

Trades and recreation activities of early Richmond residents are examined through artifact investigations, games and a craft. Students engage with hands on artifacts, play games and learn about how life in the past is different than today.

Age Range: Early Childhood, Youth
Grade(s): 1, k

Mapping the Monuments: History Makers in Richmond

Program Type: school program

Students utilize map skills while learning about Richmonders who shaped our local and national history. The Powhatan, Christopher Newport, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Maggie Walker, Arthur Ashe and others are discussed.

Age Range: Youth
Grade(s): 3, 1

Symbols in the City: Discovering Flags

Program Type: school program

Explore the use of flags and symbols in our region and why they are important. Learn to fold a flag, sing songs and design your own flag.

Age Range: Youth
Grade(s): 2, 1, k

Powhatan Indians

Program Type: school program

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 discussed per grade level and artifacts and crafts are included.

Age Range: Youth
Grade(s): 4, 2, k, prek

Richmond Spies

Program Type: school program

Learn about spies who lived and worked in the Richmond region during the Revolutionary and Civil wars. Students use primary sources, stories and artifacts to uncover the mystery of these intriguing figures in history.

Age Range: Youth, Teens
Grade(s): 6, 5, 4

African Americans in Richmond

Program Type: school program

Students explore the identities of enslaved and free African Americans in Richmond from pre-Revolution to post Civil War by examining artifacts and primary sources. Some of the notable figures discussed in this program are Henry Box Brown, Maggie Walker and Athur Ashe.

Age Range: Youth
Grade(s): 5, 4

Fall Line City History

Program Type: school program

What made Richmond a city and a capital? Students identify the City’s resources, transportation, manufacturing and history, from settlement to modern city, adding pieces to the puzzle that becomes a Fall Line City.

Age Range: Youth, Teens
Grade(s): 7, 6, 5, 4

Era Explorations: Richmond in Black, White and Gray

Program Type: school program

Examine the Civil War in Richmond through the lives of the free and enslaved, Union and Confederate, and through the lens of prolific photographers. In this program, students analyze artifacts, photographs and other primary sources produced during this period of American conflict.

Age Range: Teens
Grade(s): 8, 7, 6

Era Explorations: The Great Depression

Program Type: school program

Identify the effects of the Great Depression in Richmond, the economics and programs of the time and how they resonate today.

Age Range: Teens
Grade(s): 8, 7, 6
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