Education

Our Time Travels Program offers students hands-on activities in our Museum Classroom and in-depth tours in related exhibit areas.

Your students will step into the Museum and be immersed in a particular period of history.  On their field trip, students can:

  • hear one of our life figures share their story of life in the Upcountry
  • work with interactive exhibits to discover the past
  • participate in lively discussions with our trained docents
  • put their heads and hands to work
  • share their discoveries with one another

The Museum provides a variety of programs designed to meet state Social Studies standards for specific grade levels. Our school field trips help teachers reinforce classroom learning and offer a unique, hands-on experience.

School programs last approximately 90 minutes.

We offer programs for summer youth groups beginning in June and through August.

Museum Tour Only

The Education Department also provides full Museum tours that do not include a classroom program.  Please allow approximately 90 minutes for a full tour.    [30 student maximum]

To schedule a visit, please contact Kristen Pace.
Call: 864-467-3100 x118
Or email: kristen@upcountryhistory.org

Teacher Resources

Field TripDear Teachers,

Whether you are planning a lesson for your classroom or preparing for a trip to the Upcountry History Museum – Furman University, our materials will provide content information and ideas for student engagement. Thank you for all that you do for our community’s youth, and please let us know how the Museum can help you.

Sincerely,
UHM Program Staff

Resources and Recommended Reading Lists

UHM Oral History Archives

American Revolution Recommended Reading

Civil War Recommended Reading

Classroom Activities

Our Community: Then And Now Classroom Activity

WWII The Atomic Bomb Classroom Activity

 

Rubrics

Make the most out of your school visit by turning your museum worksheets and activities into grade-able assignments. Use these rubrics specifically designed to help you evaluate your students on their work from the Museum. Coming soon!

Museum Visit Evaluation

We value your ideas and opinions as educators. If you have recently visited the Museum, we would appreciate your feedback. Please take a moment to complete this short survey and help us improve our offerings for the future!

UHM Scavenger Hunt

Visiting the Upcountry History Museum with students/children? Print out a scavenger hunt to help you explore the Museum. Please remember to use pencils when writing in the galleries. Enjoy!

General Museum Scavenger Hunt

Letter Hunt

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School Programs

We offer structured programs to students in grades K5-12!

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Traveling Trunks

We offer Traveling Trunks to aid in your school curriculum!

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Scouts

The Upcountry History Museum offers a variety of hands-on workshops to help your troop/den complete the necessary requirements for badges, belt loops and pins. Make your reservations today!

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Summer Programs

Special programs for day cares and summer camps!

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