After you register you will be contacted by a museum staff member to schedule the date and times for your visits. The program is free.
Two Weeks Before Your Scheduled Program
You will receive a pre-visit packet including a DVD of the 4 minute introductory movie seen here, a copy of Ruth and the Green Book*, and a worksheet to assist with discussion questions.
Please watch the 4 minute video and then read the story prior to the museum teacher visit.
*If you have hosted the program in the past you will not receive a new copy of Ruth and the Green Book. We would be happy to send you the other materials digitally.
Day of the Program
Inclement Weather Procedure
It is NMAAHC's policy to cancel all classroom visits if the school has an unplanned delayed opening or is canceled for any reason, including inclement weather. Our staff will be on the lookout for such cancellations and will send an email to the lead teacher, who will be responsible for passing the information on to other teachers and the school. If a teacher becomes aware of the change in the school's schedule first, please contact NMAAHC staff. We will reschedule the program at the earliest convenience.
The museum teacher will arrive in your classroom 15 minutes prior to the start to set up and will need a blank wall, white board, or screen for projection.
The teacher will bring all equipment required. However, if you have a projector or SMART board set up in your classroom it may be used for convenience.
Please stay in your classroom for the duration of the program for classroom management assistance.
The program lasts approximately 60 minutes.
Students will only need pencils and will work at their desks in small groups.
Each student will receive a booklet of information about protecting his or her family's material culture and how these objects can be preserved.
After the Program
Your class will keep the book, Ruth and the Green Book.
Each student will keep his or her own a booklet and a set of white cotton gloves. We encourage students to bring these home to share with their parents.