Please enjoy the free lesson plans below for students. We highly encourage visits to the Field House Museum before or after completing a lesson plan to further encourage children to retain information and gain a better understanding of the subject matter. The Museum also has a touch trunk available that can be checked out free of charge and brought into your classroom. For more information or to schedule use of the touch trunk, please call the Museum at 314-421-4689 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engage children with the art of journalism and help them to understand the importance of the profession. This activity with further improve students’ writing, reading, and research abilities. Students will also improve their ability to read non-fiction material, analyze, and evaluate it.Learn More
Students will explore poetry using the works of Eugene Field, the “Children’s Poet.” This lesson will help children explore their creativity, develop grammar skills, and improve their ability to read and appreciate works of fiction. Extra activities include word searches, ad libs, and word scramble!Learn More
The Dred Scott Case
Children will learn about the struggles of an enslaved person fighting for their freedom through the Dred Scott Case. Students will improve reading and comprehension skills by analyzing a short summary of the case and answering questions. A video at the Old Courthouse gives further insights into the period.Learn More
Children will learn about Roswell Field, most famous for his work on the Dred Scott Case. This activity will further improve student’s critical thinking ability as they read and analyze a short biography on Roswell then answer the provided questions. A video at the Old Courthouse gives further insights into the period.Learn More
19th Century Toys
Learn how children entertained themselves during the 19th century. Included in this informational packet is an introduction to the Field House Museum, a video on a variety of historic toys, instructions on how to play the games mentioned, and a video tutorial on creating a kaleidoscope!Learn More
Activities For Your Visit
Below are some free activities for our current exhibits! The Field House Museum also has interactive areas within many of the exhibit spaces. Have your child bring in a completed worksheet and their admission is free! You can also submit completed activities to email@example.com for a chance to be featured on our social media pages.