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Homeschool Field Trip Days – Cleveland at War

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free - $6

Join us at the Cleveland History Center every third Wednesday of the month from September through May for our Homeschool Field Trip Days!  Get hands-on with our exciting and immersive School & Youth programs, and then explore all that our museum has to offer – including our Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel!

Each month, we will offer a different theme, containing programs that cover standards-based learning objectives using our museum’s vast collection of primary sources.  Participation certificates and portfolio material will be distributed to all participants.  Families are encouraged to attend and participate alongside the students. Each month will contain programming for four separate age groups (3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 13+) to ensure age-appropriate program content.

Want to make a day of it?  We also offer a space for your family to eat lunch at no additional charge!  If you are interested in bringing lunch, please let us know when making your reservation.

 

Pricing

Students: $6 each

(Booking minimum: 10 students per grade level)

Parents: Free

Siblings 2 and Under: Free

Parking: $5/car flat rate

Two carousel tokens per person are included with each admission, so make time after the program to take a spin!

Please note that advance payment is required in order to reserve your spot. Reservations may be made below (click here) or by calling 216-721-5722 x1502.


November 21, 2018: Cleveland at War

Learn about what life was like for Clevelanders during times of war. In these programs, students will explore the role of soldiers, prominent local figures, and the Cleveland homefront as they discover how these conflicts shaped our city and its citizens.

 

Age 3-5: Civil War Camp & Gear

Students explore the history of the Civil War and hear about the life of a solider before donning their uniforms, participating in Civil War-era drills, and setting up camp.

 

Age 6-8: Civil War Camp & Gear

Students explore the history of the Civil War and hear about the life of a solider before donning their uniforms, participating in Civil War-era drills, and setting up camp.

 

Age 9-12: A City Worth Fighting For: Cleveland’s Role in WWI

The enduring image of American soldiers in World War I is that of a “doughboy” in a gas mask and tin hat going “Over the Top.” But this image does little to illustrate the hardships faced and the sacrifices made by American servicemen in World War I. Join Eric Rivet, Curator of Collections and Exhibits, for an opportunity to handle original and reproduced uniforms and equipment from World War I.

 

Age 13+: A City Worth Fighting For: Cleveland’s Role in WWI

The enduring image of American soldiers in World War I is that of a “doughboy” in a gas mask and tin hat going “Over the Top.” But this image does little to illustrate the hardships faced and the sacrifices made by American servicemen in World War I. Join Eric Rivet, Curator of Collections and Exhibits, for an opportunity to handle original and reproduced uniforms and equipment from World War I.

 


Additional Options for High School Students

Available every month upon request. Please call 216-721-5722 x1502 or email education@wrhs.org if you are interested in scheduling these specialty experiences.

 

Research Library Experience

Custom programs using WRHS collections can be arranged in the Research Library. Possible topics include Cleveland history, the study of family history, researching the history of a neighborhood, and more, upon request. (Scheduling based upon availability of Library staff. Advance booking required.)

 

History Day Information & Skills Workshops

Interested in competing in the 2019 Region 3 Ohio History Day? Our staff is ready to help you prepare your projects and sharpen your research skills! Whether you are a past competitor or new to the program this year, we welcome you to come learn what History Day is all about!

 

What is National History Day?

Bring Region 3 History Day staff into your classroom to introduce students to this months-long research project and to give tips for success. We’ll address a broad overview of the program, including brainstorming potential topics for the theme, explaining the thesis and bibliography requirements, and answering any questions about the competition.

 

REV Up One-on-One Consultations

Visit History Day staff members for one-on-one consultations about your students’ projects.  A staff member will spend 15-20 minutes with each individual or group entry to help them refine their thesis, brainstorm research plans, and strategize how to turn that research into a substantial project.

 

“You Be the Judge!”

Learn how History Day judging works so that you can plan your project to meet the judges’ high standards.  Students will analyze real History Day projects from past competitions using the official National History Day judging criteria, and then reflect on how projects go from “Good” to “Excellent” to “Superior.” Students may also ask questions about the rules or their own projects-in-progress.

 

Navigating Primary Sources

Students will analyze and evaluate primary sources from the collections of the Cleveland History Center.  Through this interactive workshop, students learn the difference between primary and secondary sources and how to evaluate credibility in primary sources.  In addition, students will learn visual thinking and problem-solving strategies that allow them to approach images and objects as true primary sources.

 

Interviewing for Research

Students will learn how to develop good questions, conduct interviews using oral history methods, and then interpret the resulting information for inclusion in larger research projects.  Students will gain knowledge about finding good interview subjects in the community and approaching them in a professional manner.  This workshop also discusses how cell phones and iPads can be used for turning interviews into micro-documentaries and sharing them with the community.

 

Making a Good Website

Students often ask if there’s any way to know what makes a “good” website.  This workshop helps students analyze examples of successful websites from past History Day contests, gives an overview of the Weebly platform, and discusses tips for making a History Day website stand out in the crowd.  Internet access, a computer, and a digital projector are required. Please consult with History Day staff in advance regarding technological needs.

Details

Date:
November 21
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free - $6

Venue

Cleveland History Center
10825 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States
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Tickets

Unlimited available
Student Registration - Ages 3 - 5$6.00

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Unlimited available
Student Registration - Ages 9 -12$6.00

Please fill in all required fields