Student Education Programs

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.

Education program essential information

 

Questions about field programs? Contact Leigh Moring, our Education Fellow or call (843) 723-1623.

Preserve & Protect

Established in 1947, Historic Charleston Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and protect the historical, architectural and material culture that make up Charleston's rich and irreplaceable heritage. More>

Contact Us

Historic Charleston Foundation
40 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-723-1623


2017 Spring Festival and Antiques Show Ticket Office: 
108 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-722-3405
 

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