Home Made History

DO try this at home!

Missing your Field Trips? We’re bringing the museum right to your home… with activities, games, videos, coloring pages and so much more. You’ll have so much fun, you won’t even know you are learning!

WEEK ONE – HEAD WEST

Find out why thousands of pioneers risked their lives to make the journey to the western frontier. Students learn about life on the overland trails and embark on their own journey to California, Oregon, or Santa Fe! This program is geared toward 3rd – 5th Graders.

 

HEAD WEST VIDEOS

Learning about covered wagons.


WEEK TWO – ANCHORS AWAY

From sea to shining sea, travelers turned to ship travel during the Gold Rush for a fast but perilous journey to the gold fields. After learning what seafarers needed for safe travel, students will test their fates by embarking on their own sea voyages. This program is geared toward 4th – 5th Graders.

ANCHORS AWAY VIDEOS

Learning about covered wagons.

WEEK THREE – GOLD RUSH

This extremely popular program leads students on a journey through the California Gold Rush. Students learn how the California Gold Rush began, the importance of newspapers during this era, and gold mining techniques. The programs ends with our Gold Panning program.This program is geared toward 4th – 5th Graders.

GOLD RUSH VIDEOS

 

 

WEEK FOUR – MAY WOOLSEY’S TRUNK

Uncover one of Sacramento’s greatest mysteries: The trunk of a 12 year-old girl discovered over 100 years after it was first hidden. Decode the past using clues from the trunk May Woolsey left behind.

MAY WOOLSEY VIDEO

Uncover one of Sacramento’s greatest mysteries: The trunk of a 12 year-old girl discovered over 100 years after it was first hidden. Decode the past using clues from the trunk May Woolsey left behind.


WEEK FIVE – California’s Agri-CULTURE

Agriculture, California’s true gold! Find out how food, farming, and fields helped shape California culture and spread beyond our state lines to the nation and world.

California’s Agri-CULTURE Videos

 

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