History in Your Classroom-Outreach and Virtual Programs

The Sacramento History Museum has resigned our In-Person programs to be brought into your classroom, either with us going to your class or joining virtually. All programs are 1 hour long. Please download and fill out our VIRTUAL AND OUTREACH FORM here. Please send all request forms to Zoey Jennings, Education Coordinator at zjennings@sachistorymuseum.org. For questions, please call 916.808.6896.

 

Outreach Programs:

We bring our educational programs to you! Each presentation is 1-hour long and is adapted for a classroom format. Outreach programs bring artifacts and activities to the classroom designed to make history come to life anywhere.

Available programs:

 

History Mystery- Grade’s 1st-2nd

Uncover one of Sacramento’s greatest mysteries! Students will decode the past using clues from a trunk hidden for 100 years.

 

Nisenan: CA Indians of the Sacramento Valley- Grades 3rd and above

Who were the first people to live in the Sacramento Region and how did they live? Students explore the culture and society of the earliest inhabitants of the Sacramento area, the Nisenan.

 

Time-Traveler’s Trunk

Educators can now rent the Time-Traveler’s Trunk, a resource complete with easily adaptable lesson plans about the California Gold Rush. The trunk contains primary sources, historic artifacts, costumes, and activities that will bring history to life in your classroom. You may rent the Time- Traveler’s Trunk in two-week increments, which allow you the freedom and flexibility to enhance your curriculum at your own pace.

 

Virtual Programs

The Sacramento History Museum offers a sample of our in-person programs virtual. Virtual Programs are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but if you need a different day, please email us. All programs are one hour long, are offered via Zoom (or your school’s preferred platform) and adhere to the California Curriculum Standards. Our virtual programs are redesigned for students to be guided step-by-step through their learning hour while practicing mindfulness and purposeful teaching.

 

Nisenan: CA Indians of the Sacramento Valley- Grades 3rd and above

Who were the first people to live in the Sacramento Region and how did they live? Students explore the culture and society of the earliest inhabitants of the Sacramento area, the Nisenan.

 

Old City Cemetery Tour- Grade’s 3rd and above

Join us at the Old City Cemetery for a tour. Students will learn about the history of the cemetery, Victorian symbolism, and some of its famous inhabitants. *Tour meets at the cemetery located on Broadway

 

Old Sacramento Underground Tour- Grade’s 3rd and above

Get the low-down on Sacramento’s efforts to save the city from devastating floods in the 1850s and 1860s! Students uncover evidence of the city’s successful attempts to raise its streets, including historic buildings, underground spaces, and underground hollow sidewalks.

 

The Gold Rush -Grade’s 4th and above

“Gold! Gold! Gold in the American River!” With these words the largest human migration in history began. Students will join the California Gold Rush while learning gold mining techniques. *This program includes the Gold Panning program.

 

Heading West- Grade’s 4th– 6th

Why did thousands of people risk their lives both on land and by sea to journey to the western frontier? Students learn about how people traveled in the 1800’s and why. Student will then test their luck by taking their own journey! Who will safely arrive to California?

 

History Mystery- Grade’s 1st-2nd

Uncover one of Sacramento’s greatest mysteries! Students will decode the past using clues from a trunk hidden for 100 years.

 

Pricing

Outreach

First presentation (up to 35 students) – $200 + mileage. Additional presentations per class – $50

* Only available within a 25-mile radius of the Museum

 

Time Traveler’s Trunk

Two Week Rental- $100

 

Virtual Program

$50 per class, up to 35 students

 

Please download and fill out our VIRTUAL AND OUTREACH FORM here. You can type directly into the Word Document. Please send all request forms to Zoey Jennings, Education Coordinator at zjennings@sachistorymuseum.org. For questions, please call 916.808.6896.