Classroom Outreach Programs (Primary Education)
Field Trip Preparation
The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library also offers a stand-alone outreach program, The Great War, described below. Classroom Outreach fees are $60. At this time, the classroom outreach programs are limited to a 75-mile radius around Staunton, Virginia.
This visit from the Museum Educator can be used as demonstration and preparation for the students' field trip to the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library. The Outreach programs complement the Journey Into History and Professor, President, Peacemaker programs. Dressed in appropriate period clothes, the Museum Educator introduces vocabulary, teaches students how to look for clues to discover the past, and engages students in discussion about relevant ideas and issues in Wilson's life and our world today. Program length is 45 minutes.
The Great War
An epic period in history comes alive as the Museum Educator uses an actual Great War trunk filled with artifacts and primary resources to tell the story of the Great War. Students learn about the daily life of an American "doughboy" through his letters and photographs. Propaganda posters illustrate how public opinion was influenced on the "home front." This program will also emphasize the changing role of women as a result of their entry into the war overseas and the workforce at home. Duration is 40-45 minutes. The Great War supports the following Virginia Standard of Learning for history and social studies: US11.4.
For reservations and information, contact the Museum Educator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1-540-885-0897, extension 110.