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History Labs in Your Classroom!


Have a field trip experience in your classroom! History Lab programs are designed to be brought to your school. A History Lab is an in-class interactive program that includes the use of primary sources. A museum teacher (often in historic costume) leads the activity. A program offering lasts 30-60 minutes, depending on the grade level and nature of the activity. A History Lab is suitable for students of all ages and abilities.

A History Lab is most effective when all students have an opportunity to interact with the museum teacher and the program materials. Interactions might include activities such as: learning a dance; trying on clothing; role-playing; analyzing historic images and text; handling, analyzing, or categorizing reproductions of artifacts; or tasting food. Foodways, music, daily life, textiles, and the 19th century work world are among the topics that may be incorporated into a History Lab program.

These programs cost $250 a day for up to 4 hours (4 classes) and up to 100 students. Add $100 if more than 100 students will be attending. We do not present these programs to more than one class of students at a time. In other words, you may not have four classes congregate in the auditorium for a session. The programs are meant to be hands-on experiences for class-size groups. If your school is more than 40 miles away from Deerfield, there will be an additional fee of $30.00. Contact Lynne Manring 413-774-7476 X330 for more information or to book a History Lab for your school.


Classroom History Lab Programs

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