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History San Jose

History San José involves diverse audiences in exploring the varieties of human experience that contribute to the continuing history of San José and the Santa Clara Valley. History San José cares for over half a million objects that collectively help tell the story of the Santa

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Westward Ho!

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Program description

Happy 25th Birthday, Westward Ho! The autumn of 2014 marked the silver anniversary of HSJ’s popular school program in which students form wagon companies to traverse the famous Overland Trail. They plot their routes West on a map and strategize for perils of the rough trip, then purchase a wagon and load it with supplies for survival. At the resting-up camp students churn butter, make

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Program Detail

Program type: Field Trip
Artistic Discipline: Multi-discipline
Cultural Origin: Other
Subject: Social Studies
Population served: Grade 6
Bilingual: Yes
Available dates:

Tuesdays and Fridays

Location(s):

History Park at Kelley park

Fees / Ticketing:

$12 per student ( minimum $240 per class

Educator Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

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