History Workshops

Group programs at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum
History Workshops

HISTORY WORKSHOPS FOR GROUPS

Pioneer Life
Grades 1- 4
50 minutes
Students can see and try their hands at some of the everyday work of pioneers.  Learn to spin, churn butter or try your hand with a flint and steel (can you make a spark?).

Three Fires Native Americans
Grades 1 - 3
50 minutes
Students learn about the history and culture of Michigan's first people through discussion and examination of artifacts. We recommend scheduling this class with the planetarium show Sky Legends of the Three Fires.

Archaeology Lab
Grades 5-8
50 minutes
Students will learn the basic recording techniques archaeologists use to catalogue and describe objects and will use these techniques to record important information about an artifact. We’ll look at some fragments of pottery, and students will work together in groups to draw, weigh, measure, describe, and answer questions about their ceramic fragment.