Let your students experience history!
At Midway Village Museum a wide variety of local history related educational tours are opportunities available for school groups of all ages. To learn about these opportunities for school groups of all ages follow these links, or download our PDF:Download PDF
- Field Trips
- Reenactment Days
- Outreach Trunks
- Third Grade Interactive Local History Program
- Rockford Focused Lesson Plans
- FAQ from Educators
The museum staff work to create education tours and field trips that meet the needs of educators utilizing the guidelines set forth by the Illinois Curriculum Standards. To schedule a field trip or program, please use our Tour Request Form. If you are having difficulties with the form, please send your request with all information to email@example.com.
A Historic Perspective on Current Civic Values
New Museum Tour: Immigration and Culture (for grades 1-12)
In partnership with Transform Rockford, we are now offering a brand new tour on immigration to Rockford.
This one-of-a-kind immersive experience is designed to help students create open dialogue centered on ideas of immigration, tolerance and intolerance, discrimination, and personal agency. Parallels will be drawn between social issues past and present as students examine artifacts, role play and discuss their personal ideas and values. Our trained guides will work directly with your students to model respectful conversation, while practicing critical thinking and historical analysis.
Even more exciting, students will leave with a self-discovered comprehension of how they fit within the big picture and how they can positively impact the lives of others.
This is a two hour experience for groups of 15-30. Please contact our educator to find out more (815-397-9112 ext. 106).
This tour meets state standards: 16A – Skills of Historical Analysis and Interpretation; 16C Development of Economic Systems; 16D – Illinois, US and World History; and 18A – Characteristics of Culture
And National Social Studies Curriculum Standards: 1 – Culture; 2 – Time, Continuity and Change; 5 – Individuals, Groups and Institutions; 6 – Power, Authority and Governance; 9 – Global Connections; and 10 – Civic Ideals and Practice
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Teacher Workshops and Resources
2017 Information Coming Soon!
2016 Workshop: Camp Grant During WWII
MVM works directly with teachers to promote the education of local history in the classroom. As part of that partnership we offer Educator Workshops every June which focus on themes of local history, as well as providing you with the latest techniques in object-based learning.
Every year educators create lesson plans in math, history, music and more related to local history concepts. All lesson plans are then uploaded here, and can be used by any teacher for free.
Please contact our Museum Educator at 815-397-9112 ext 106. for more information on the 2016 Workshop, including registration deadlines and course syllabus.