Museum School Partnerships

Liberty Hall Museum invites you and your students to take part in a unique opportunity to work in partnership with our museum educators. Take advantage of a comprehensive set of educational activities, and gain access to a rich selection of resources that will enhance and augment classroom and online learning. All programs are standards based and will be guided by museum educators in period dress. 

At Liberty Hall we recognize the challenges of education in these difficult times.  We truly believe that field trips and other outside-the-classroom learning experiences are vital to the success of all students. From field trips to in-classroom visits to online experiences, the partnership will enrich your current Social Studies curriculum. School partners will participate in at least two of the five offerings below.  

 

Museum School Partnership Offerings:

Live Virtual Field Trips: 

You and your students can visit the museum virtually, whether in the classroom or at home. Museum educators in period dress will conduct programming that is specifically designed to engage your students on a virtual platform while still allowing for interaction between your students and the museum educators, capturing the experience of a museum visit.  Live virtual field trips are available as both in-classroom or remote virtual experiences. 50 minute sessions.  $150 per session, $125 per additional session on the same day

In-Person Field Trips: 

The museum will offer our popular traditional field trips for a discounted rate.  Programs provide students a unique opportunity to engage, experience, and explore American history. Liberty Hall’s extensive collection of artifacts and documents along with experienced, enthusiastic museum educators bring history to life at a location of pivotal moments in New Jersey and the nation’s history. All programs are standards based, presented by museum educators in period dress, and will truly transport students to another time. $9.00 per student (10% price reduction)

Professional Development Workshops: 

Participating schools will be eligible for a discounted rate at the museum’s Professional Development Workshops. Using the museum’s vast collection of artifacts and documents, workshops focus on teaching strategies for historic objects and primary source documents. $25.00 (20% price reduction)

Outreach Programming:

Museum educators in period dress will come to your classroom and conduct one or more of our exceptional outreach programs.  Outreach programs include modified versions of select in-person field trips and completely new programs designed specifically for your classroom. Additional workshops are available with each program. Outreach programming will include both pre- and post-visit activities. 45 minute sessions. $175 per session, $150 per additional sessions on the same day

Windows to the Past: 

Students can participate in our Windows to the Past program.  Using the technology of Face Time, students can speak with historic characters that are positioned within an accurate historic setting. Teachers can choose from a menu of historical figures from the 1770s through the 1940s who will discuss their life. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer session with students. Teachers will receive a pre-packet with activities and information about their selected historical figure.  45 minute sessions. $75.00 per session. 

 

Complimentary Lesson Plans:  

Participating teachers will be given complimentary access to a series of original lesson plans based on topics surrounding the history of Liberty Hall Museum. These lesson plans will provide teachers the opportunity to explore and utilize the unique resources of Liberty Hall Museum with their students. Includes lesson plans for students K-12. 

Museum School Partnerships are available on a limited basis and will be tailored to meet each participating school’s needs.  Please contact Maryellen McVeigh at marymcv@kean.edu or 908-527-0400 for additional details and pricing.