Historical Museum of Southern Florida

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2005-2006 Education Programs

*Grades Pre-K - 2

*Grades 3 - 5

*Grades 6 - 8

*High School Programs

*Historic Site Visits, Grades 3 - 12

*Homeschool & Small Groups

*History Day Competition

*Tropical Explorers Camp

*Overnight Camp-ins

*Teacher's Advisory Committee

*Request for Reservation

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The Historical Museum of Southern Florida explores 10,000 years of South Florida and Caribbean history. Through exhibitions, education programs and publications, the museum seeks to enhance the community's quality of life by providing an understanding of the past, linking it to the present and building a better future.

All of our education programs are designed to provide age and grade level appropriate experiences, while focusing on different learning modalities. Critical thinking is elicited as students compare and contrast the past and present and are encouraged to visualize and discuss what the future may be like, based on patterns of the past. All programs are correlated to state educational standards, focusing on the content strands assessed through the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT), and address curriculum areas beyond the social studies, including language arts, mathematics, and science, where applicable.

 

Getting to the Museum

Museum Hours and Driving Directions

Buses: Buses can drop off/pick up visitors on the Flagler Street side of the Miami-Dade Cultural Center.

Costs

The cost for most programs at the Historical Museum is $160 for two hours for groups of up to 32 students (grades 1-12) or 20 students (Pre-K and K). One chaperone per 10 students is admitted free.

Archeology: Dig History costs $285 for a two-hour program for 20 students.

Programs at your site cost $200 for two, one-hour programs for groups of up to 32 students (grades 1-12), or 20 students (Pre-K and K).

Complimentary Teacher Passes

A complimentary pass for teachers interested in previewing the Historical Museum is available. Please call for advance arrangements.

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Classes are welcome to bring their lunches and eat on the plaza of the Miami-Dade Cultural Center before or after their program.

Programming for small groups and homeschoolers is offered at the Historical Museum on the first Monday of the month.

For information and reservations, call the Education Department at ** or fax registration form to **

Sponsors

The following are valued sponsors of the Historical Museum's educational programs:
Macy*s,
D. Richard Mead Charitable Foundation,
Peacock Foundation, Inc.,
Ruth & August Geiger Charity Foundation,
Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc.,
Mailman Foundation,
Charles N. & Eleanor Knight Leigh Foundation

The Historical Museum of Southern Florida is sponsored in part by the State of Fla., Dept. of State, Div. of Cultural Affairs, Fla. Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts & Div. of Historical Resources, the Miami-Dade County Dept. of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor & the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners; the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a Federal agency that fosters innovation, leadership and a lifetime of learning; and members of the Historical Association of Southern Florida.

 


Grades Pre-K-2

Magical Miami

Explore the rich history of Miami as you wander through the museum's permanent exhibition, Tropical Dreams: A People's History of South Florida. Dress up in traditional costumes and reenact scenes from Miami's pioneer history. Handle artifacts including books, tools and other objects. Through drama and storytelling, students will learn about the various groups of people living in South Florida and the development of Miami into a large metropolitan area.

SS.A.1.1.1, SS.A.1.1.2, SS.A.1.1.4, SS.A.4.1.4, LA.C.1.1.1, LA.C.1.1.3, LA.C.1.1.4, LA.C.2.1.1, MA.A.3.1.2, MA.B.1.1.1, SC.H.1.1.4, SC.H.1.1.5

Seminole/Miccosukee Discovery*

Experience the fascinating world of the Seminole and Miccosukee Indians. Discover the lifestyles, customs and beliefs of South Florida's Native Americans as you dress up in traditional costumes, study artifacts and recreate a Green Corn Dance. Students will gain a better understanding of the unique culture of the Seminoles and Miccosukees, as well as, the relationship of these groups with the environment and their life in the Everglades.

SS.A.1.1.1, SS.A.1.1.2, SS.A.1.1.4, SS.B.2.1.1, SS.A.2.1.2, LA.C.1.1.1, LA.C.1.1.3, LA.C.1.1.4, LA.C.2.1.1, MA.A.3.1.2, MA.B.1.1.1, SC.H.1.1.4, SC.H.1.1.5

Adventures around the World*

Embark on a journey to other lands as you travel around the world on a room-sized map. Create a three-dimensional world with the use of artifacts and props as you learn about the wildlife, environment, music and culture of different countries and regions. Students will explore basic
geography, while examining the diverse environments and cultures found all over the globe.

SS.A.1.1.1, SS.A.1.1.2, SS.A.1.1.4, SS.A.2.1.2, SS.B.1.1.2, SS.B.1.1.4, SS.B.2.1.1, LA.C.1.1.1, LA.C.1.1.3, LA.C.1.1.4, LA.C.2.1.1, MA.A.3.1.2, MA.B.1.1.1, SC.H.1.1.4, SC.H.1.1.5

Explorer Map*

Follow in the wake of great explorers and cross the world's oceans on this giant floor map. Retrace the routes followed by early European traders, Spanish conquistadors and others.
Students will learn about European exploration to the "New World", while gaining
geographic understanding.

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*These programs can take place at the Historical Museum or your school site.

 


Grades 3-5

History Mysteries

(specifically targeting the 4th grade)

History Mysteries addresses the Social Studies curriculum objectives through four different programs that examine important themes in Florida history. Students engage in activities role-playing and hands-on experiences with artifacts. These programs incorporate standards that address skill tested on the FCAT.

Making a Living in Florida

Explore the ways various groups of people have earned a living in South Florida: Seminoles in the Everglades, Key West settlers and Miami homesteaders.

Florida Lifestyles

Examine the lifestyles of prehistoric Miamians, Seminole Indians and South Florida homesteaders.

Florida Under Five Flags

Learn about the various nations that have controlled the state throughout its history and explore the reasons various groups had for migrating to Florida.

Transportation in Florida

Investigate the impact of transportation on South Florida history and Miami's position as a "gateway"city.

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Passages Map

Travel back in time as you trace the various passages made by Africans in the Diaspora. Explore the rich culture of West Africa, particularly the great kingdom of Mali, and re-enact the fourteenth century pilgrimage of Mansa Musa on a floor-sized map. Tour the museum's gallery discussing the Middle Passage and the forced migration of West Africans to the new world. See artifacts from a slave ship and learn about resistance to slavery. Students will discuss the civil rights movement and the role of African Americans in South Florida history.

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Archaeology: Dig History!

Uncover the past and dig up pieces of history during this two-part program. Stroll through the museum's pre-historic gallery, First Arrivals. Learn about the discovery of the Miami Circle and examine artifacts found at the site. Students will have the opportunity to engage in an actual excavation and discover artifacts, using fundamental archaeological methods and tools. $285 for a two-hour program for 20 students.

SS.A.1.2.1, SS.A.1.2.3, SS.A.6.2.2, SS.A.6.2.5, SS.A.6.2.6, SS.B.1.2.2, SS.B.2.2.2, SS.B.2.2.3, SS.B.2.2.4, SC.A.1.2.1, SC.D.1.2.4, SC.D.1.2.5, SC.H.1.2.1, SC.H.1.2.2, SC.H.1.2.3, SC.H.1.2.4, SC.H.1.2.5, SC.H.3.2.1, SC.H.3.2.2, SC.H.3.2.4, MA.A.3.2.2, MA.A.3.2.3, MA.A.1.2.3, MA.B.1.2.1, MA.B. 1.2.2, LA.A.1.2.2, LA.A.1.2.3, LA.A.2.2.1, LA.A.2.2.8, LA.B.1.2.1, LA.B.2.2.1, LA.B.2.2.3, LA.C.1.2.1, LA.C.1.2.5, LA.C.2.2.2

Seminole/Miccosukee Discovery*

Experience the fascinating world of the Seminole and Miccosukee Indians. Discover the lifestyles, customs and beliefs of South Florida's Native Americans as you dress up in traditional costumes, study artifacts and recreate a Green Corn Dance. Students will gain a better understanding of the unique culture of the Seminoles and Miccosukees, as well as the adaptation of these groups to the Everglades environment.

SS.A.1.2.1, SS.A.2.2.3, SS.A.3.2.2, SS.A.6.2.3, SS.A.6.2.6, SS.A.6.2.7, SS.B.2.2.2, SS.B.2.2.3, SS.B.2.2.4, MA.A.3.2.2, MA.A.3.2.3, MA.A.1.2.3, MA.B.1.2.1, MA.B. 1.2.2, LA.A.1.2.2, LA.A.1.2.3, LA.A.2.2.1, LA.A.2.2.8, LA.B.1.2.1, LA.B.2.2.1, LA.B.2.2.3, LA.C.1.2.1, LA.C.1.2.5, LA.C.2.2.2

World Map*

Embark on a journey to other lands as you travel around the world on a room-sized map. Create a three-dimensional world with the use of artifacts and props as you learn about the wildlife, environment, music and culture of different countries and regions. Students will explore basic geography, while examining the diverse environments and cultures found all over the globe.

SS.A.1.2.1, SS.A.1.2.2, SS.A.1.2.3, SS.A.3.2.4, SS.A.3.2.4, SC.D.1.2.2, MA.A.3.2.2, MA.A.3.2.3, MA.A.1.2.3, MA.B.1.2.1, MA.B. 1.2.2, LA.A.1.2.2, LA.A.1.2.3, LA.A.2.2.1, LA.A.2.2.8, LA.B.1.2.1, LA.B.2.2.1, LA.B.2.2.3, LA.C.1.2.1, LA.C.1.2.5, LA.C.2.2.2

Explorer Map*

Follow in the wake of great explorers as you cross the world's oceans on a giant floor map. Retrace the routes followed by early European traders, Spanish conquistadors and others. Identify changes in navigational tools and techniques over time, as you explore the relationship between science and history. Students will gain geographic understanding of the world while learning about European exploration to the "New World."

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Caribbean Map*

Investigate South Florida's island neighbors as you look carefully at the complex history and
geography of the Caribbean. Focus on several Caribbean national groups with a strong presence in Florida, including Cubans, Haitians and Jamaicans. Students will explore these distinctive cultures through dance, music and food.

SS.A.3.2.4, SS.A.4.2.1, SS.A.4.2.2, SS.B.1.2.1, SS.B.1.2.3, SS.B.1.2.4, MA.A.3.2.2, MA.A.3.2.3, MA.A.1.2.3, MA.B.1.2.1, MA.B. 1.2.2, LA.A.1.2.2, LA.A.1.2.3, LA.A.2.2.1, LA.A.2.2.8, LA.B.1.2.1, LA.B.2.2.1, LA.B.2.2.3, LA.C.1.2.1, LA.C.1.2.5, LA.C.2.2.2

Native American Map*

Compare the Native Americans of South Florida and the Caribbean to those inhabiting the rest of North America. Examine native cultures from the Northwest Coast, Great Plains, Eastern Woodlands and the Southwest. Students will learn about each culture's environment and find out how this influenced their lifestyles and customs.

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U.S. Map*

Travel around the U.S. from sea to shining sea on a large floor map as you investigate immigration, exploration and settlement across the country. Students will explore
Florida's relationship to other states, while comparing and contrasting the history, environment, natural resources and geography of diverse regions.

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Florida Map*

Get curious about the varied geography of the Sunshine State. Combine
history, geography and ecology to discover the differences between Florida's diverse regions. Students will better understand the differences in climate, natural resources, ecology, flora and fauna, lifestyles, environmental and physical characteristics of each of the state's regions.

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Miami's Multicultural Neighborhoods Map*

Explore Miami's diverse neighborhoods and learn how they have evolved with the continuous arrival of different peoples from around the world, each with distinctive cultural traditions. Students will learn about the characteristics that make our community unique and dynamic as they experience diverse music, dance, languages and cuisine.

SS.A.6.2.1, SS.A.6.2.2, SS.A.6.2.4, SS.A.6.2.5, SS.A.6.2.6, MA.A.3.2.2, MA.A.3.2.3, MA.A.1.2.3, MA.B.1.2.1, MA.B. 1.2.2, LA.A.1.2.2, LA.A.1.2.3, LA.A.2.2.1,.LA.A.2.2.8, LA.B.1.2.1, LA.B.2.2.1, LA.B.2.2.3, LA.C.1.2.1, LA.C.1.2.5, LA.C.2.2.2

South Florida Environmental Map*

Investigate South Florida's environmental history and the flora and fauna of three important habitats: the ridge, the coast and the wetlands. Students will discover how and why the environment has changed over time, discuss forces that threaten it and propose preservation solutions.

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LA.C.1.2.5, LA.C.2.2.2

*These programs can take place at the museum or your school site.

 


Grades 6-8

Science of Exploration

Follow in the wake of great explorers as you cross the world's oceans on a giant floor map. Retrace the routes followed by early European traders, Spanish conquistadors and others. Identify changes in navigational tools and techniques over time, as you explore the relationship between science and history. Students will gain geographic understanding of the world, while learning about European exploration to the "New World."

SS.A.1.3.1, SS.A.1.3.2, SS.A.1.3.3, SS.A.2.3.1, SS.A.2.3.2, SS.A.2.3.3, SS.A.2.3.4, SS.A.2.3.6, SS.A.3.3.2, SS.A.3.3.3, SS.A.3.3.4, SS.A.4.3.1, SS.A.4.3.2, SS.A.4.3.3, SS.A.6.3.1, SS.A.6.3.2, SS.A.6.3.3, SS.A.6.3.4, SS.A.6.3.5, SS.B.1.3.4, SS.B.2.3.1, SS.B.2.3.2, SS.B.2.3.3, LA.A.1.3.3, LA.A.2.3.2, LA.A.2.3.6, LA.A.2.3.8, LA.C.2.3.1, LA.C.3.3.1, LA.D.1.3.4, LA.E.2.3.3, LA.E.2.3.5, MA.A.3.3.1, MA.A.3.3.3, MA.A.4.3.1, MA.B.1.3.2, MA.B.1.3.4, MA.B.3.3.1, MA.B.4.3.2, MA.C.3.3.1, MA.D.1.3.1, MA.D.1.3.2, MA.E.1.3.1, MA.E.3.3.1, SC.C.1.3.1, SC.C.2.3.1, SC.C.2.3.4, SC.C.2.3.5, SC.E.1.3.1, SC.E.1.3.3, SC.H.1.3.1, SC.H.1.3.2, SC.H.1.3.4, SC.H.1.3.6

Archaeology: Dig History!

Uncover the past and dig up pieces of history during this two-part program. Stroll through the museum's pre-historic gallery, First Arrivals. Learn about the discovery of the Miami Circle and examine artifacts found at the site. Students will also have the opportunity to engage in an actual excavation and discover artifacts using fundamental archaeological methods and tools. $285 for a two-hour program for 20 students

SS.A.1.3.2, SS.B.1.3.1, SS.B.1.3.5, SS.B.2.3.3, SS.B.2.3.4, SS.B.2.3.6, SS.B.2.3.7, LA.A.1.3.3, LA.B.2.3.2, LA.C.1.3.1, MA.A.4.3.1, MA.B.3.3.1, MA.C.1.3.1, MA.E.1.3.1, MA.E.1.3.3, SC.A.1.3.1, SC.D.1.3.1, SC.D.1.3.3, SC.D.2.3.2, SC.F.2.3.4, SC.G.1.3.3, SC.H.1.3.1, SC.H.1.3.2, SC.H.1.3.3, SC.H.1.3.4, SC.H.1.3.5, SC.H.1.3.6, SC.H.2.3.1, SC.H.3.3.1, SC.H.3.3.3, SC.H.3.3.4, SC.H.3.3.5, SC.H.3.3.6, SC.H.3.3.7

Miami's Multicultural Neighborhoods Map*

Explore Miami's diverse neighborhoods and learn how they have evolved with the continuous arrival of different peoples from around the world, each with distinctive cultural
traditions. Students will learn about the characteristics that make our community unique and dynamic as they experience diverse music, dance, languages and cuisine.

SS.A.2.3.1, SS.A.3.3.1, SS.A.5.3.1, SS.A.533, SS.A.6.3.1, SS.A.6.3.4, SS.B.1.3.1, LA.A.1.3.3, LA.A.2.3.2, LA.A.2.3.6, LA.A.2.3.8, LA.B.2.3.1, LA.C.1.3.1. LA.C.1.3.4, LA.C.2.3.1, LA.C.3.3.3, LA.E.2.3.5, MA.A.3.3.1, MA.A.3.3.3, MA.A.4.3.1, MA.B.1.3.2, MA.B.1.3.4, MA.B.3.3.1, MA.B.4.3.2, MA.C.3.3.1, MA.D.1.3.1, MA.D.1.3.2, MA.E.1.3.1, MA.E.3.3.1

South Florida Environmental Map*

Investigate South Florida's environmental history and the flora and fauna of three important habitats: the ridge, the coast and the wetlands. Students will discover how and why the environment has changed over time, discuss forces that threaten it, and propose preservation solutions.

SS.A.4.3.2, SS.A.6.3.3, SS.A.6.3.2, SS.A.6.3.5, SS.A.5.3.3, SS.B.1.3.1, SS.B.2.3.3, LA.A.1.3.3, LA.A.2.3.2, LA.A.2.3.6, LA.A.2.3.8, LA.B.2.3.1, LA.C.1.3.1. LA.C.1.3.4, LA.C.2.3.1, LA.C.3.3.3, LA.E.2.3.5, MA.A.3.3.1, MA.A.3.3.3, MA.A.4.3.1, MA.B.1.3.2, MA.B.1.3.4, MA.B.3.3.1, MA.B.4.3.2, MA.C.3.3.1, MA.D.1.3.1, MA.D.1.3.2, MA.E.1.3.1, MA.E.3.3.1, SC.D.1.3.2, SC.D.1.3.3, SC.D.1.3.4, SC.D.2.3.1, SC.D.2.3.2, SC.G.1.3.3, SC.G.1.3.4, SC.G.2.3.1, SC.G.2.3.2, SC.G.2.3.3, SC.G.2.3.4

United States History Tour

Witness the human history of our great nation as you tour the museum's permanent exhibition gallery, Tropical Dreams: A People's History of South Florida. See our country's growth and development from the viewpoint of Native Americans, European explorers, colonists and the countless other group who continue to seek out a life of freedom. Students will identify Florida's importance to the past, present and future development of the United States.

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African American History Tour

Delve into the complex history of South Florida's Black community on this guided tour of the museum's Tropical Dreams gallery. Learn about the African slave trade, explore resistance to slavery and examine Black-Seminole relations. Study the impact of the Civil War and Jim Crow laws on American history. Students will also discuss the pivotal moments in the struggle for equality in the 1950s and 1960s, particularly events unfolding in South Florida.

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Women's History Tour

Explore the diverse contributions of women to American history as you take an interactive tour of the museum's permanent exhibition gallery, Tropical Dreams, with a focus on gender. Examine women's experiences in Florida and the U.S. Students will gain an understanding of gender relations among the Seminoles, women's life on the frontier and the evolving status of women's legal rights.

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Curator's Cabinet

Go behind-the-scenes at the Historical Museum and learn how museums operate. Tour the museum's storage and preparation areas as well as, the exhibition galleries. Students will not only gain knowledge of Florida history, but also understand what a curator does, how objects are preserved and how exhibitions are created.

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Research Tour

Tour the museum's Research Center and engage in historical document analysis. Students will enhance their critical thinking skills and learn about different sources historians use. Individual tours can focus on a type of primary source-photographs, maps, personal accounts or newspapers-or on a particular topic. For example, students can analyze photos and newspaper clippings pertaining to World War II.

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*These programs can take place at the museum or your school site.

 


High School Programs

United States History Tour

Witness the history of our great nation as you tour the museum's permanent exhibition gallery, Tropical Dreams: A people's history of South Florida. See our country's growth and development from the viewpoint of Native Americans, European explorers, colonists and the countless other groups who continue to seek out a life of freedom. Students will identify Florida's importance to the past, present and future development of the United States.

SS.A.1.3.1, SS.A.2.3.1, SS.A.3.3.1, SS.A.4.3.1, SS.A.4.3.2, SS.A.4.3.3, SS.A.4.3.4, SS.A.5.3.1, SS.A.5.3.3, SS.A.6.3.1, SS.A.6.3.2, SS.A.6.3.3, SS.A.6.3.4, SS.A.6.3.5, SS.B.1.3.1, SS.B.2.3.4, SS.C.1.3.1, LA.A.1.3.3, LA.A.2.3.2, LA.A.2.3.6, LA.A.2.3.8, LA.B.2.3.1, LA.C.1.3.1. LA.C.1.3.4, LA.C.2.3.1, LA.C.3.3.3, LA.E.2.3.5

African-American History Tour

Delve into the complex history of South Florida's Black community on this guided tour of the museum's Tropical Dreams gallery. Learn about the African slave trade, explore resistance to slavery and examine Black-Seminole relations. Study the impact of the Civil War and Jim Crow laws on American history. Students will also discuss the pivotal moments in the struggle for equality in the 1950s and 1960s, particularly events unfolding in South Florida.

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Research Tour

Tour the museum's Research Center and engage in historical document analysis. Students will enhance their critical thinking skills and learn about different sources historians use. Individual tours can focus on a type of primary source-photographs, maps, personal accounts or newspapers-or on a particular topic. For example, students can analyze photos and newspaper clippings pertaining to World War II.

SS.A.1.3.2, SS.A.6.3.1, SS.A.6.3.2, SS.A.6.3.3, SS.B.1.3.1, SS.B.1.3.4, LA.A.1.3.3, LA.A.2.3.2, LA.A.2.3.6, LA.A.2.3.8, LA.B.2.3.1, LA.C.1.3.1. LA.C.1.3.4, LA.C.2.3.1, LA.C.3.3.3, LA.E.2.3.5, SC.H.1.3.1, SC.H.1.3.4

Women's History Tour

Explore the diverse contributions of women to American history as you take an interactive tour of the museum's permanent exhibition gallery, Tropical Dreams, with a focus on gender. Examine women's experiences in Florida and the U.S. Students will gain an understanding of gender relations among the Seminoles, women's life on the frontier and the evolving status of women's legal rights.

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Curator's Cabinet

Go behind-the-scenes at the Historical Museum and learn how museums operate. Tour the museum's storage and preparation areas, as well as the exhibition galleries. Students will not only gain knowledge of Florida history, but also understand what a curator does, how objects are preserved and how exhibitions are created.

SS.A.1.3.2, SS.A.6.3.1, SS.A.6.3.2, SS.A.6.3.3, SS.A.6.3.4, SS.A.6.3.5, LA.A.1.3.3, LA.A.2.3.2, LA.A.2.3.6, LA.A.2.3.8, LA.B.2.3.1, LA.C.1.3.1. LA.C.1.3.4, LA.C.2.3.1, LA.C.3.3.3, LA.E.2.3.5, SC.H.3.3.7

 


Historic Site Visits Grades 3-12

Step into the past and explore South Florida history outside the museum and classroom walls. For information and prices, call the Education Department at 305.375.1625.

Cape Florida Lighthouse

Climb to the top of the lighthouse, the oldest man-made structure standing in its original location in Miami-Dade County. Enjoy beautiful views of Stiltsville, the Fowey Rocks Lighthouse and the Miami sky line. Explore the light keeper's home and grounds and gain a better understanding of life in nineteenth century South Florida. Learn about the Seminole War attack on the lighthouse and Cape Florida's importance to the Underground Railroad.

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Everglades Adventure

Explore a traditional Miccosukee Indian Village where locals illustrate their
culture, housing and family life. Watch an alligator wrestling demonstration and observe the
natural environment of the region while on an airboat ride. Students will come away with a better understanding of Native American culture and the life of the Miccosukee in the Florida Everglades.

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The Barnacle

Experience life in turn-of-the-century-Miami on this guided tour of Commodore Ralph Munroe's home, "The Barnacle." This house, constructed in 1891 along the shore of Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove, reflects the labors and lifestyle of the pioneer community. Students will also learn about the threatened tropical hardwood hammock ecosystem, which surrounds the house.

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Eco-History at Matheson Hammock

Visit a rare example of a 'tropical hardwood hammock,' as well as other terrestrial and marine habitats on this outing. Examine the ways humans have survived in this region for more than 10,000 years. Students will gain a better understanding of the ecosystem and of environmental conservation efforts.

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Lummus Park

Visit Lummus Park the site of the William English plantation slave house (later known as Ft. Dallas) and The Wagner House. Walk through the slave quarters of the English plantation and learn about slavery in South Florida. At the Wagner House students will explore pioneer life
in Miami.

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Homeschool & Small Groups

The Historical Museum offers programming for small groups and homeschoolers on the first Monday of the month, except for January.* All groups must reserve at least 10 days in advance. Each program delivered at the museum, will cost five dollars per student and will be cancelled if there is insufficient enrollment.

October 3

Guided Tour

November 7

Explorers Map

December 5

Seminole/Miccosukee Discovery

January 9*

Five Flags Over Florida

February 6

Passages Map

March 6

Miami's Multicultural Neighborhoods Map

April 3

South Florida Environmental Map

May 1

Native American Map

 


History Day Competition

National History Day County Competition

National History Day is a multi-level competition for students in grades 6 through 12. The Historical Museum will organize the 2006 Miami-Dade County competition. This contest provides students an opportunity to develop their research and critical thinking skills, while gaining a better understanding of history. Students investigate a topic related to an annual theme and produce a historical paper, documentary, exhibit or
performance to present their research. The different categories, along with the option of group or individual projects, provide an opportunity for students to compete based on their individual interests and strengths.

The theme for 2006 is Taking a Stand in History: People, Ideas, Events.

Winners in each category at the county level competition advance to the Florida History Fair in Tallahassee, where winners are selected to participate in the national competition held in Washington, D.C. Students typically begin their research in the fall to prepare for the county level competition in the spring.

Teachers interested in preparing their students for National History Day projects should contact the Historical Museum early in the school year. We invite teachers to attend a History Day orientation and breakfast on October 7, 2005. Reserve your space early by calling 305.375.1625. Resources and materials will be provided to assist you and your students.

The county competition will be held on March 10, 2006.

Middle School Sunshine State Standards:
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High School Sunshine State Standards:
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Tropical Explorers Camp at the Historical Museum

Blast into the pst with the Historical Museum's Winter, Spring and Summer Camps.

Campers, ages 6 to 12, will discover native people, prehistoric sites and have wild adventures. Guided by museum educators, historians and artists, campers will discover the treasures of South Florida's history through gallery games, music, arts, and crafts, field trips to historical sites and much more! Every Friday, family, friends and museum guests are welcomed to join the Tropical Explorers as they show off their best work during the Friday Finale presentation.

$110 for HMSF members and $120 for non-members.

Tropical Explorers Winter Break Camp
December 19-23, 2005
9 am to 5 pm

Tropical Explorers Spring Break Camp
April 10-April 14, 2006
9 am to 5 pm

Tropical Explorers Summer Camp
Starting in May 2006
9 am to 5 pm


Overnight Camp-ins

Embark on an overnight adventure filled with fun and learning. Explore the galleries and enjoy arts and crafts, skits and other hands-on activities. Sleep beneath a Seminole chickee or on a dock in Key West, as you camp in the museum's exhibition galleries. Camp-ins begin at 6:30 pm on Friday and conclude at 9:30 am the next morning.

$35 per child-20 student minimum required-60 student maximum. One chaperone per 10 students is required. The cost for each chaperone is $10. Fee includes materials, a snack, breakfast and a Historical Museum of Southern Florida patch.


Teacher's Advisory Committee

Teachers' advice is highly valued and appreciated. We invite you to join our Teacher's Advisory Committee, which assists the museum by reviewing current programs and developing ideas for new programs. The group meets twice per year for a two-hour dinner meeting. The group helps museum education staff to focus on providing quality professional programs for students and assisting teachers in meeting Sunshine State educational standards and curricular needs. Please call the Director of Education at 305.355.1492 to join.

 
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