School Programs from Heritage Square, Oxnard
For Grades 3-5
All Programs include:
· Hands-on materials and experiences
· Costumed docents, trained by teachers
· Interactive presentations
· Based on specific grade level California History/Social Science standards, English Language Arts standards
· Follow-up classroom activities provided to continue development of standards
Two Types of Programs to Choose From
1. Outreach Program
Grade 3: Docents will bring a hands-on Oxnard History Museum to your school for two third grade classes to rotate through. Parent participation and teacher supervision are needed for this program. 90 minutes See separate flyer/page on Oxnard History Museum for more details.
Cost for Museum Outreach: $150 per session, up to 60 students, with $2 per each additional student
2. Field Trips to Heritage Square
If you don’t have a bus, you can take a Gold Coast bus from anywhere in Oxnard!
Activities at the Square are 90 minutes with a tour and hands on experiences
Grade 3 Students will step back in time to 1903, the year that Oxnard became a city and be treated to a tour of the colorful history and architecture of early Oxnard with an architectural scavenger hunt. The hands-on session includes thought provoking predictions with toys and household goods from a bygone era. The students will wear clothing of the time, learn about early life of ranchers on the Oxnard plain and churn and taste homemade butter.
Grades 4-5 Students will tour the exteriors of pioneer houses at Heritage Square, with an architectural scavenger hunt activity learning about the people who lived in the homes. Tour content sets the historical stage for this period of local community development within the context of The Westward Movement of US and CA history, including immigration and migration to California from the 1850’s to the early 1900’s. Students will explore why people came here and routes they traveled, with stories and adventures of real people who settled in this area and lived in the houses at Heritage Square. Hands on activities will give students a taste of pioneer farm life.
Make it a combo! You can combine your trip to Heritage Square with a trip to the Farmer’s Market in Downtown Oxnard on Thursdays. Call for details.
History/Social Science Standards Addressed in Our School Programs:
Grade 3 3.3, 3.3#2 and 3.3#3
Grade 4 4.1 #3,4,5; 4.2 #3,6,7,8; 4.3 #2,3; and 4.4#2,3
Grade 5 5.2 #2; 5.3 #1; and 5.8 #1,2, 4.
Cost for Field Trips:
$3. Per student, with free admission for one teacher and 3 adults per class
$4. Per student for Combo Trips to Farmer’s Market