Did you know?

 
We are offering FREE programs to Title One Schools in the seven county Denver metro area. 

Classroom Programs

Programs take place right in your classroom for only $100 each.  Museum staff travel to visit your students with historical facts, artifacts, and fun activities. Email the Director of Education to schedule a program today!

What Can I Expect?

What can I expect for the Carpetbag? (1st-5th)
This program has a costumed docent coming to your classroom to tell the story of the Brown family and their home in Denver.  We use pictures and reproduction items to help tell the story of Margaret "Molly" Brown.  In general, it is helpful if there is a table and chair for the costumed docent. 
Time expectations: Approximately 1 hour-1 hour and 15 minutes.  It may be shortened to 45 minutes but no less. 

What can I expect for Lego City? (3rd-8th)
This is a hands on program.  Students create buildings made out of Lincoln Logs and then Legos while learning about how Denver grew from a small town to a modern city.  We provide all the materials the students will need.  This program does require an empty space on the floor, approximately 5 ft x 7 ft.  It is best if students have their desks cleared of everything as they will need a place to build their buildings.  Depending on size of the class, they will either work on their own or in pairs to learn teamwork.  In addition, students will be using rulers that we provide.  If it is possible, please have the students understand how to read a ruler when a number is in fraction format. 
Time expectations: Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes

What can I expect from Uncovering the Titanic: An Artifact Exploration? (1st-5th)
This program talks about the history and legacy of Titanic and brings reproduction artifacts for the students to handle.  The students transform into junior curators and even get to wear white gloves.  They will explore each artifact as the story of Titanic is told and understand the importance of preserving history through artifacts.  They will learn how to properly handle artifacts and answer questions about the artifacts.  This program requires space to display the artifacts and for the presenter.  
Time expectations: Approximately 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

What can I expect from Denver Grows!? (3rd-6th)
This new and improved program corresponds with our new local history publication, Discovering Denver: Brick by Brick. The program fits in with Colorado and local history and students travel through time from the earliest settlers in the area to a great urban center.  A computer and projector screen are needed for this presentation.  Students can sit in their desks or on the gathering space in the classroom.  
Time expectations: Approximately 1 hour.  It may be shortened to 45 minutes, but no less. 

What can I expect from Molly the Activist? (5th-12th)
This program tells the story about Margaret's activism.  This includes her involvement with the juvenile justice system, her Catholic church, Titanic, women's suffrage, and her philanthropy.  After hearing about Margaret's activist roles, the students then create campaign posters with slogans and pictures for a cause that is important to each student. 
Time expectations: Approximately 1 hour.  It may be shortened to 45 minutes, but no less. 

What can I expect from Titanic Shuffleboard? (2nd-8th)
This educational program provides a great way to have the students show their retention and learning skills.  The program begins with background information of the Titanic from its creation to the sinking disaster in April of 1912.  After the information is provided along with game instructions, the class will be divided into teams and play the shuffleboard game.  We provide all the materials the students will need.  This program does require space on the floor or tables to play the shuffleboard game.  If you have an area where students sit on teh floor, this typically will be a sufficient size.  
Time expectations: Approximately 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes in length. 


Expectations for the New Mining Lab and Science of Titanic coming soon!!