Museum Teacher Program

Begins October 4, 2022 

Grades 3-5 

Museum teacher programs are object-based, whole-class experiences that encourage students to investigate primary and secondary sources to learn more about specific histories in the American West.  

Tongva: The First Peoples of Los Angeles 

Students will answer the question “How did the Tongva use their knowledge of the land and the environment to survive?” by analyzing natural resources and human made artifacts from three different environments. 

Eureka! The California Gold Rush 

Students will use replica objects to determine which jobs were more successful during the California gold rush. Students will also be introduced to individuals from diverse groups of people including African American, Chinese, LGBTQIA+, Mexican, and Native American communities. PLEASE NOTE: We no longer offer gold panning with this program.  

Trails West 

Students will determine how and why people traveled along six western trails across the American West during the mid-1800 by using maps and replica artifacts.  

If you are registering several classes, please make a separate reservation for each class (of up to 35 students) per program.

Click here to sign-up for a museum teacher program:

MUSEUM TEACHER PROGRAM SIGN-UP


Educational Programs at the Autry are sponsored by:

PHYLLIS H. BARBATO • MOLLY AND NEAL H. BROCKMEYER • FRANK H. COUNTNER AND SUSAN L. COUNTNER • DWIGHT STUART YOUTH FUND • EDISON INTERNATIONAL • DAVID F. EISENBERG • GEORGINA-FREDRICK CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION • THE KENNETH T. AND EILEEN L. NORRIS FOUNDATION • MAX H. GLUCK FOUNDATION • CHRISTY AND STEVE MCAVOY • ANN C. RONUS AND ROBERT E. RONUS • THE STEINMETZ FOUNDATION • VIRGINIA F. STEVENSON • UNION BANK • U.S. BANK