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History Center Visit
of Museums and historic centers:
An Authentic Seminole Indian Village, Florida – Step back in time to an authentic Indian village populated by real Seminole Indians. Here you will see a glorious reminder of days gone by and find a treasure trove of authentic Native Indian arts and crafts.
The National African American Museum and Cultural Center, Ohio – The mission of the Center is to educate the public about African American history and culture from the African origins to the present by collecting, preserving, and interpreting material evidence of the Black experience.
Historical Society History Center - Learn about African
American and Native American history in Minnesota. Hands on learning experiences
are available to student groups. Students are encouraged to explore the
museum with teachers and chaperones.
for the field Trip:
2. Two to three weeks in advance of the field trip, you will need to send permission slips home with each student to inform the parents of the field trip and to obtain the parents’ permission for the student to participate. A signed permission slip must be returned in advance of the trip in order for the student to go. You might want to require the permission slips be returned one week in advance to avoid any last minute problems.
3. Along with the permission slips, you will want to let the parents know that you will need parents to help chaperone the students on the field trip. Some museums request that you bring one chaperone for every six (or fewer) students. It will be much easier to break into groups and handle behavior problems if you have several parents to help. Ask the parents to call you as soon as possible to confirm that they will be able to help. Be sure to provide your telephone number.
4. You might want the students to bring sack lunches and a beverage. You should also check with the museum to find out if they have a lunch area for school groups.
5. One to two weeks in advance you will need to schedule a school bus and driver for transportation to and from the museum.
L. Perrenoud at firstname.lastname@example.org