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ADDITIONAL K12 INFORMATION

For complete information on current school programs: 2016-2017 School Programs Brochure (pdf) For more Information about outreach programs: Outreach Programs For more information about self-guided school tours: Self-Guided Tours

Educator Guides and Student Handouts:

Irving J. Gill: New Architecture for a Great Country

Lore Behind the Roar:

Balboa Park Heritage

San Diego Before Statehood and Stories of San Diego

Interactive Story Map
This Story Map takes visitors through the first Presidio in Alta California.  It can be used during a visit to Presidio Park or as a resource prior to your visit.

To contact the Education Department about our School Programs: 619-232-6203 x 130 or k12programs@sandiegohistory.org

Educator Guides and Student Handouts for Past Exhibitions:

Of Animal Importance

PRIMARY SOURCE LESSON PLANS

Each of the following lessons contains a full lesson plan, a list of the sources you will be using, and suggested questions for students to answer using the included Primary Sources.  They are divided by relevant Grade Level.

Grade 8

African Americans in WWII (pdf)
Standards Addressed:
History-Social Science Content Standards 8.3.7, 8.11, 8.11.5
Common Core Reading Standards for Literacy in History-Social Science 1,4,6,7,8

Civil War in San Diego (pdf)
Standards Addressed:
History-Social Science Content Standards 8.8, 8.8.6, 8.10, 8.10.5, 8.10.7
Common Core Reading Standards for Literacy in History-Social Science 1,3, 4,6,7,8

Grade 11

African Americans in WWII (pdf)
Standards Addressed:
History-Social Science Content Standards 11.7.5, 11.7.6, 11.10, 11.10.1
Common Core Reading Standards for Literacy in History-Social Studies 1,3,4,7,8,9

United Farm Workers (pdf)
Standards Addressed:
History-Social Science Content Standards 11.6.5, 11.8.2, 11.9.7
Common Core Reading Standards for Literacy in History-Social Studies 1,3,4,7,8,9

Photo Analysis Lessons

These lessons come from previous exhibits that the museum has hosted.  They ask students to use some given information to support their conclusions regarding the given photographs.  The idea is to allow students to draw their own conclusions from visual evidence.

GRADE 11

Border: A Line That Divides (pdf)
Standards Addressed:
History-Social Studies Content Standards:
11.5.2, 11.5.6, 11.5.7, 11.8.2, 11.9

Common Core Language Arts Standards
Writing: 1,2,4,7,8; Speaking and Listening: 1,2,3,4; Literacy in History/Social Studies 2,7,9

EDUCATOR/STUDENT MEMBERSHIPS

The History Center has a special membership program for Educators and Students for $25 (regularly $45). Active and retired educators (including all school district employees and teachers from public, private, charter and homeschools) and active students (grade school through college) are welcome to join at this level.

Educator/Student members receive:

For Educators:

  • Pre-field trip pass to San Diego History Center, Research Archvies and Junípero Serra Museum
  • Free attendance to Educator-only events at the History Center

TO BECOME AN EDUCATOR OR STUDENT MEMBER: Join