Portable Programs in Your Classroom
Don't have time or funds for transportation? We'll come to you! A Museum Educator will bring hands-on history experience to your classroom, adaptable to an age-appropriate level. Options include:
Students take a fascinating journey through history exploring artifacts and participating in hands-on activities.
- Grades: 2-3
- Standards: SS.H.1.K, SS.H.3.2, SS.H.1.2
Immigration: In Pursuit of Happiness
Children will consider the experiences of 19th century immigrants and their journeys to a new country. Pack a trunk like an immigrant from the 1800s to learn about what people brought to the New World.
- Grades: 3-4
- Standards: SS.G.1.3, SS.G.2.3, SS.H.2.3
Students learn how children of the past played through games and toys such as cup-and-ball, spinning tops and hoop-and-sticks.
- Grades: 2+
- Standards: SS.H.1.K, SS.G.2.2
People of the Prairie
In this hands-on portable program, students will learn about the lives of indigenous people and cultures that populated this area through various tools and artifacts.
- Grades: 4-5
- Standards: SS.G.2.4, SS.2.H.2, SS.H.3.1, SS.H.3.2
Hardship and Homefront
Students will learn about the hardships of Civil War soldiers and those left behind at home while exploring the contents of a soldier’s trunk and reading mid-19th century letters written by the local Fischer family.
- Grades: 5-8
- Standards: SS.H.2.5, SS.H.3.5, SS.6-8.G.5, SS.H.2.LC, SS.6-8.IS.4 LC
BOOK A PROGRAM: To book a Portable Program, please submit a Contact Form here.
COST: Portable Programs are free for all Elmhurst Schools and $25 per class for all other schools.
MORE INFO: For questions or more information, contact the Supervisor of Education Services at 630-530-6879 or via e-mail at EHMeducator@elmhurst.org.
WHAT TEACHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT PORTABLE PROGRAMS:
"Thank you so much for coming to Ardmore School last week. All of the kids had such a good time and you did a fantastic job presenting the games to them and letting them explore."
-- 4th Grade Teacher, Ardmore School, Villa Park