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HistoryConnects K-12 Programming

Bring the vmhc into your classroom!


HISTORYCONNECTS PROGRAM LINE UP | FEATURED FREE HISTORYCONNECTS PROGRAMS | PRIMARY SOURCE OF THE MONTH BUNDLE | SKYPE IN THE CLASSROOM


HISTORYCONNECTS IN YOUR CLASSROOM


Program Cost:

  • Virginia schools: $75
    Out-of-state schools: $125 

  • Discounted rates on program bundles

  • Available for single classrooms or multiple classrooms within a school (No additional charge for multiple classrooms to participate).

  • We offer a selection of free featured programs throughout the school year in addition to two free programs through Skype in the Classroom.

booking a program:

equipment needed:

  • An internet-connected computer or web-enabled device connected to a projector, monitor, or Smartboard. If possible, please use a wired ethernet connection.

  • An external or built-in webcam positioned to see as many students as possible.

  • A built-in microphone or external USB noise-canceling conference microphone.

  • Speakers loud enough for the room to hear.

Connection information:

  • Participants registered for a paid program will connect with VMHC via Zoom. Before each program, participants are emailed a link to join the VMHC Zoom room.

  • Classrooms registered for free Skype in the Classroom programs will connect via Skype. 

  • All participants are encouraged to book a test call before their program.

hIstoryconnects k-12 program line-up

Our award-winning catalog of programming for students highlights the vast collection of the Virginia Museum of History & Culture while reinforcing both national and state standards of learning. HistoryConnects sessions are designed to be student-centered and foster inquiry. The HistoryConnects K-12 Program Catalog spans all of Virginia’s History from the Powhatan Indians to the dramatic changes the Old Dominion experienced throughout the twentieth century.

View the program line-up online or download the HistoryConnects K-12 Catalog. 

 

FEATURED FREE HISTORYCONNECTS PROGRAMS

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, the following Women's Suffrage programs are available to Virginia schools for FREE during the 2019-2020 school year!

  • WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE STARTER PACK
    PROGRAM LENGTH: 45 Minutes | GRADE LEVEL: 4th & 5th
    Can people support different ways of achieving the same goal? This program looks at how women in the twentieth century had varying perspectives about gaining suffrage. Students will explore the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia through primary sources like broadsides and photographs. They will leave with a better understanding of why women's suffrage was important, and who benefited from the 19th amendment. BOOK NOW!

  • SIGN OF THE TIMES: ACTIVISM INTHE SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT
    PROGRAM LENGTH: 45 Minutes | GRADE LEVEL: 7th, US History II
    How did Suffragists convince Congress to ratify the 19th amendment? This program tracks and examines the rhetorical techniques used by Virginia women in the fight to gain women's suffrage. Students will use primary sources from the VMHC's collection to see how tone and word choice intensified during the Suffrage Movement. By exploring how to craft an argument, students will learn how writing influenced social activism. BOOK NOW!
     

PRIMARY SOURCE OF THE MONTH PROGRAM BUNDLe

PROGRAM LENGTH: 45 – 60 Minutes Each | GRADE LEVEL:  4th & 5th Grade, Virginia Studies
BUNDLE COST: 8 Programs - $400, 4 Programs - $200

This bundle features 8 HistoryConnects programs delivered throughout the school year. Each month a museum educator will lead your students through a guided inquiry process to analyze and interpret a variety of primary sources. The program schedule & sources are aligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning, and each program focuses on developing history & social science skills. Learn More!

SKYPE IN THE CLASSROOM PROGRAMS

In 2013, the Virginia Museum of History and Culture became one of the first major content providers to deliver distance learning programming anywhere in the world using Skype; allowing schools and organizations without traditional videoconferencing equipment to experience live, interactive learning, using basic internet connectivity.

We offer two free programs through our partnership with Skype in the Classroom:

  • Pocahontas and the Powhatan Indians
    Duration: 30 – 40 Minutes | Suitable for Grades K – 12. BOOK NOW!

  • History in a Haversack: Life of a Civil War Soldier
    Duration: 40 Minutes | Suitable for Grades 4 – 12. BOOK NOW!
     

HISTORYCONNECTS FAQ

Do you have questions about HistoryConnects? If so, our FAQ page will answer your questions about cost, technology, and scheduling.

 

HistoryConnects is made possible in part by the Hugh V. White Jr. Outreach Education Fund.

 

Hailey Fenner

Hailey Fenner, Manager of Digital Learning

Are you interested in learning more about our interactive videoconferencing programs? I can help you schedule a program or answer any questions you may have. Feel free to contact me at hfenner@VirginiaHistory.org or 804.342.9689.

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