The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum offers a variety of fun and educational programs and activities for teachers and their students.

 
 
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FIELD TRIP PROGRAMS
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. Students are given the opportunity to dress in reproduction clothing, play games enjoyed by the Wilson children—all in a Victorian-period parlor! Students also experience a recreated 19th century schoolroom where they practice penmanship, using old-fashioned pen and ink.
• History and Social Sciene SOL: 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.
• History and Social Sciene SOL:  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.  Using letters, propaganda, photographs, and a soldier's uniform and kit, students learn about life both in the trenches and on the home front.  An on-site visit includes a tour of the exciting trench exhibit, World War I:  The "Doughboy" War.
• History and Social Sciene SOL:  USII.1a,b,c,d,e,f,h; USII.4d,e; USII.5c; WHII.10a,b; WHII.11a

PROGRAM FEE
• Student: $5.00
• Teacher: Free
• Adult Chaperone: $8.00


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CLASSROOM OUTREACH 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.

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.


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Virtual Field Trips

The Library & Museum will bring interactive sessions into any classroom or facility that has an Internet connection and a computer with a microphone and speakers. Our museum educators will use a state-of-the-art video conferencing system to make history come alive for students or adult groups who would not otherwise be able to visit the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library campus. Programs are designed to inspire curiosity and provide a deeper understanding of our present-day world through the lens of history.