Classroom Outreach

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum offers a variety of outreach programs for primary education. 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 our field trip programs of the same name. All programs have been organized to reach a wide range of ability levels and meet current Virginia Standards of Learning. Program length is 45 minutes and is limited to a 75-mile radius around Staunton, Virginia.

Programs can also be adapted to fit your classroom’s needs.

For more information or to make reservations, please contact Susan Laser - Museum Educator, (540) 885-0897, ext.110.

$60 per program

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.

Journey Into History
• This popular program uses artifacts, toys, and clothing to teach students about lifestyles of the 1850s, the period when Woodrow Wilson was a young child.
• Journey into History supports the following Virginia Standards of Learning for history and social science: K.1b; K.2; K.3; K.4b; K.6; K.7b; K.8a,c,d,e,g; K.9; 1.1; 1.3; 1.4c,d; 1.6; 1.7; 1.10a,b,d; 1.11a; 1.12c; 2.3; 2.7; 2.8; 2.10a,d; 2.12b; 3.1; 3.8; 3.11c,d; 3.12; VS.1a,b,c,d,e,f,h,i; VS.2a,b; VS.4b,d; VS.7c; VS.8c; VS.9a,b; USI.a,b,c,e,h; USII.1a,b,c,d,e,f,h; USII.4d,e; USII.5c.

Professor, President, Peacemaker
• Primary source material such as artifacts, letters, and photographs are used to reveal Wilson's achievements as an academic, statesman, and world leader. The Professor segment utilizes a scrapbook to illustrate Wilson's years as an educator, the President portion engages students in a scavenger hunt to discover facts about Wilson's presidency, and the Peacemaker activity incorporates original objects to teach students about World War I and Wilson's goal to achieve world peace.
• Professor, President, Peacemaker supports the following Virginia Standards of Learning for history and social science: USI a.b,c,e,h; USII.1a,b,c,d,e,f,h; USII.4d,e; USII.5c; CE.1a,c,e, h; VUS.9b.

"Over There...Over Here":  The Great War
• History comes alive with an authentic World War I trunk filled with artifacts and primary resources that 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.
• The Great War supports the following Virginia Standards of Learning for history and social science: US11.4.