School Programs

At History San José (HSJ), each of our school programs is innovative, interactive, and written in alignment with the Common Core State Standards and the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards. At HSJ we:

  • share the unique stories of our sites;
  • provide accounts of real individuals in history; and
  • encourage discussion, questioning, and active involvement for all students to help them better understand the past.

We particularly focus on creating lessons that help students activate their empathy muscle. From our experience, teaching kids empathy through the lens of history has the capacity to transform their lives for the better and provide positive social change in schools and communities.

Every year more than 25,000 primary school students join our highly trained staff on school excursions across our sites, from the Peralta Adobe and Fallon House to the historic homes at History Park, to our Collection Center.

Welcome to History San José!

Wendy Abelman, Director of Education & Community Engagement

Reserve Your Visit

Everything you need to know to reserve your classroom’s visit to History Park.

 

Online Booking Form

Make sure you don’t miss your favorite program!

 

Program Descriptions

History San José offers school programs at History Park or in your classroom. Programs for home school groups and scouts are available.

 

Plan Your Visit

Everything you need to know about your trip to History Park.

Support for HSJ School Programs provided by:

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