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For Educators  

Make the museum your classroom!  Enhance your social studies curriculum by participating in the school visit program at the Main Museum in Sea Girt. 

Developed by professional educators, the museum offers three standards-based programs customized to your students’ grade and knowledge levels:

“New Jersey and the Civil War”
Grades K-8

A hands-on program that incorporates elements of living history (e.g., reproduction uniforms, photographs, and military equipment) and provides students with an overview of the key people and events that influenced New Jersey’s experience in the Civil War.

Guided by museum educators, students will be able to place key historical events and people in historical eras using timelines, determine locations of important battles and interpret information using large scale map of the United States, identify key New Jersey figures in the Civil War, and describe the lives of soldiers during the Civil War.

NJCCS Addressed: 6.1.8.A.5.a-b, 6.1.8.B.5.a, 6.1.8.C.5.a-b, 6.1.8.D.5.a-d

“New Jersey: Crossroads to Revolution”
Grades 5-8

A hands-on program that incorporates elements of living history (e.g., reproduction uniforms, photographs, and military equipment) and provides students with an overview of the key people and events that made New Jersey a crossroads of the American Revolution.

Guided by museum educators, students will be able to construct timelines that place the key historical events and people of the Revolution, determine locations of important battles and interpret information using large scale map of New Jersey, identify key New Jersey figures of the Revolution, and describe the lives of New Jersey militiamen encamped at Morristown.

NJCCS Addressed: 6.1.8.A.3.a, 6.1.8.B.3.c-d, 6.1.8.D.3.a-e

“New Jersey and the U.S. Constitution”
Grades 9-12

A hands-on program centered on student participation in a mock briefing of General George Washington, President of the Constitutional Convention of 1787. The exercise provides students with an overview of the key people and events that shaped the convention’s outcome, with particular attention to the New Jersey delegates, their experiences and recollections.

Guided by museum educators, students will be able to identify the regional differences that influenced debate at the convention, compare and contrast the New Jersey Constitution of 1776 and the U.S. Constitution, identify key figures of the convention, and participate in a mock briefing of General Washington with students providing an overview of the issues important to New Jersey at the Constitutional Convention.

NJCCS Addressed: 6.1.12.A.2.c-d, 6.1.12.B.2.a, 6.1.12.D.2.a-b, 6.3.12.C.1

Located on the grounds of the historic National Guard Training Center, picnic areas and cafeteria facilities are available upon request.

Reserve your visit today!  Download the School Visit Request Form here.

 
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