Spark a Lifetime Love of History
Engage your students while meeting academic standards with one of our education programs. Use the experience in the fall as a prequel to what students will learn during the year, and then reference them as the year progresses. Use education programs in the spring as a re-cap of what the students have learned over the year. Whatever your learning strategy, we are here to enrich your lessons by providing students with hand-on learning in settings where history was made.
A study by Education Next found that field programs help students:
Develop historical empathy
Grasp concepts more effectively
Stimulate critical thinking
Develop an ongoing interest in museums and historic sites
Research shows that the academic and social gains among students from rural or schools in lower-income areas are two-to-three times higher than average.
Our House Museums - Step Beyond the Classroom!
Many themed options are available for school groups at the Nathaniel Russell House and Aiken-Rhett House museums. Our programs, developed by educators, are SC standards-based, yet can be customized to accommodate private schools, homeschool groups and out-of-state groups. Students studying Colonial and/or South Carolina history will find these experiences particularly meaningful.
Book an education program at one or both house museums and add a history-themed walking tour/scavenger hunt to maximize the experience.
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