2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR
School programs are designed for students in PreK through grade 12. Off-site programs include a lesson by a museum educator and activity. Though these programs are designed with schools in mind, they can be booked for any group of ten children or more.
All programs must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance. Programs are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis and last for 90 minutes.
Please call for off-site program pricing.
Spirit of a Hero (Grades PreK-3)
What makes someone a hero? Is it the endurance of Pheidippides? The cleverness of Odysseus? The perseverance of Stylianos Kyriakides? Students will hear the tales of both legendary and historic Greek heroes so that they can learn to be heroes in their own communities. Then, they will celebrate heroes by creating their own heroic shields.
ISBE Standards: SS 14C, 16A, 16B and 18A; Fine Arts 26A and 27B
Common Core Standards: CCSS RL1.2 and RL1.9
Junior Archaeologists (Grades 3-5)
Students become archaeologists for the day, recording their observations about objects in our Education Collection. By studying artifacts, they learn how the Ancient Greeks lived, how they governed themselves, and what they did for fun. In addition, they create pull toys, a common children’s toy found at dig sites.
ISBE Standards: SS 16A, 16B and 18A; Fine Arts 26B, 27A and 27B
Common Core Standards: CCSS RH 6-8.2 and SL4.1
Democracy in Action: Hercules vs. the Nemean Lion (Grades 5-8)
By examining Ancient Greek voting artifacts, students understand the concept of voting and the relationship between decision, action, and consequence. Later, they participate in a mock trial involving Hercules for the death of the Nemean lion.
ISBE Standards: SS18.B.2b and 14.B.5
Common Core Standards: CCSS SL4.1, SL4.3 and RL4.1
Democracy in Action: “The Odyssey” on Trial (Grades 9-12)
By examining Ancient Greek voting artifacts, students understand the concept of voting and the relationship between decision, action, and consequence. Students compare and contrast the voting systems in Ancient Greece and the United States. Finally, they participate in a mock trial involving Poseidon for the death of Odysseus’s men in “The Odyssey.”
ISBE Standards: SS 14.D.5, 14.C.4, 14.C.5, 18.B.4 and 18.B
Common Core Standards: CCSS RI6.1, SL6.1 and SL6.3
Fill out the Off-Site Program Request Form to book your class trip.
For questions about school groups, contact
Maggie Baker, Lead Docent
(312) 655-1234, ext. 16