K-12 Groups

K-12 Groups

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We are offering four virtual options for K-12 classes.  Live virtual programs are available to be scheduled by email, phone, or online.

Students participating in Tinker Lab

Special School Program: Home/Land Exhibit [Virtual]

Grades 7-12
45 minutes
$50

Inquiry-based exploration of current art exhibition Home/Land. Home/Land pairs true stories of those who escaped or attempted to escape slavery in the years surrounding the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 with contemporary practices of family separation on land that professes its freedom. Students will discuss selected artworks and create an artwork of their own in examining identity in response to the exhibition. The live program offers a virtual gallery walkthrough and a discussion with our Education Associate.

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Lewis H. Latimer’s Life and Time — Core Gallery Tour [Virtual]
Grades 3-12
30 minutes
$50

Hear behind-the-scenes stories of Latimer’s “unconquerable” journey as a self-taught African American inventor and humanist in the 19th century. Students will learn about American History, Technology, Citizenship, and Career Choices. The live program offers a Q&A discussion with our Education Associate.

This program meets the following New York City Social Studies curriculum standards: 1.7, 1.8, 2.3, 2.4, 2.6, 2.7, 3.7, 3.8, 7.8c, 7.8d, 7.8e, 11.3

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Con Edison Young Inventors Workshop [Virtual]
Grades 2-12
45 minutes
$50

Thrugh live demonstrations, participants will build amazing structures and explore engineering techniques using only paper. They will examine the objects in the space they inhabit. By breaking down their environment into geometric shapes, participants will create a new, remixed, or fantastic room using a basic set of paper engineering techniques.

This program meets the following New York City Science curriculum standards: Grade 3-Energy, 4.P.15, 4.P4.1b, 4.P4.2b.1

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Build a House-Watch Video

From Chains to Freedom: Voyage of George Latimer [Virtual]
Grades 7-12
45 minutes
$50

Learn about the astonishing life of George Latimer, Lewis Latimer’s father, who escaped from slavery and ignited an early abolitionist movement in Massachusetts. Students will learn about slavery, the underground railroad, abolitionism, and the Dred Scott decision. The live program offers a discussion about the different forms of resistance and resilience displayed by Latimer’s family and the abolitionist movement.

This program meets the following New York City Social Studies curriculum standards: 1.7d, 1.8, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.3, 3.4, 3.8b, 4.5a, 5.6c, 7.8b

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*Title 1 schools receive 20% off. Latimer House Museum is a certified DOE Vendor.

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Please email education@lewislatimerhouse.org, call 718-961-8585, or book online.