From the City of San Leandro
The City of San Leandro has secured funding to offer a limited number of 3rd and 4th grade field trips to the San Leandro History Museum and Art Gallery (320 W. Estudillo Avenue) for the upcoming school year.
The tours will start in October and the slots available will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
“We are pleased to be able to bring back this program for this next year to help our children learn the wonderful history of California and our very own City,” said Mayor Stephen Cassidy.
The tours run approximately four-and-a-half hours for 3rd grade and five hours for 4th grade, including a break for lunch on the grounds.
In addition to learning about San Leandro and California history, students have an opportunity to experience a variety of aspects of life in the 1800’s through activity stations. These stations add fun and excitement to the museum visit.
The tour and Living History Activities are designed to develop the concepts outlined in the State Standards for History/Social Science.
“The fieldtrips are good as beginning experiences for a class, providing opportunities to preview and understand the curriculum they will learn in school as well as a good culminating activity for students at the end of the year, when they can add the learning experiences to what they already know, creating deeper understanding,” said Mary Beth Barloga, Education Director, San Leandro History Museum.
The program will be offered from October – December 15, 2012, and then from March – end of the school year 2013.
Interested schools and teachers can contact Mary Beth Barloga or Addie Silveira at the San Leandro History Museum at 577-3991 to sign up or to get more information about the program.