Educator Resources

SCHOOL AND FIELD TRIP PROGRAMS

The Education Department will collaborate with teachers to customize a museum experience that will meet the needs and interests of a class. We offer field trip programs at our museum in Balboa Park and at the Junipero Serra Museum in Presidio Park.

 

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OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Let our traveling teachers come to you! We can work with teachers to customize an outreach program that will meet the specific needs and interests of a class.

Program cost:  $125 (extra mileage rates may apply for schools outside of San Diego). 


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INTRODUCTION TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH

The SDHC RESEARCH LIBRARY is home to our extensive collections that document the people, places and stories of San Diego’s past. Students will receive an introduction to the collections and an orientation on how to use the Library by SDHC Archivists.

 

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EDUCATOR SPEAKER SERIES

The aim of our Speaker series is to enhance your knowledge of San Diego and California history. Speakers will be able to come to your schools. Program Cost: $100 per hour of instruction depending on group size.  

Some topics our speakers cover include: 

  • A History of Balboa Park
  • Early San Diego History - Native American through Statehood
  • Women Trailblazers of California: Pioneers to the Present

 

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EXHIBITION-RELATED CURRICULUM

Download curriculum related to our latest exhibitions on our website at: Curriculum Guides



HISTORY EDUCATION LEARNING PARTNERSHIP

HISTORY EDUCATION LEARNING PARTNERSHIP (HELP) is the largest school based history education learning partnership in San Diego history. It is a public-private partnership that supports teachers, students and their families. HELP was founded on research that asked teachers what they needed most in the classroom. Their response: photographs and resources based upon state standards to stimulate student interest. The HELP website allows the teacher to collapse months of research for meaningful photographs into a few minutes. Photographs are organized by grade level and state standard. Teachers can find photographs, download or print them directly as transparencies, and use them in the classroom almost immediately!

Request Access to HELP

If you are interested in access to HELP, sign up for a user account.

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EDUCATOR MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM

We are launching a special membership program for Educators for $25 (regularly $45).

Educator members will receive:

  • Free admission to San Diego History Center and Junipero Serra Museum
  • Complimentary use of the Research Library
  • Invites to Special Events and Exhibition Previews
  • Discounts on educational and public programs
  • 15% off at The History Store
  • The Times: SDHC quarterly newsletter
  • Pre-field trip pass to San Diego History Center, Research Library and Junipero Serra Museum
  • Free access to Educator-only events at the History Center

 
FOR MORE INFORMATION: education@sandiegohistory.org .