History Hunters Youth Reporter Program

History Hunters Youth Reporter Program The History Hunters Youth Reporter Program is a field trip program in partnership with five historic and cultural sites in Historic Germantown

History Hunters is a fully subsidized field trip program for Philadelphia School District 4th and 5th grade classrooms. This innovative literacy-based program allows students to “hunt” for history by taking part in a variety of hands-on activities and experiences that bring history to life. As “investigative reporters” on assignment, students gather facts and sketches from their visits for follow-

History Hunters is a fully subsidized field trip program for Philadelphia School District 4th and 5th grade classrooms. This innovative literacy-based program allows students to “hunt” for history by taking part in a variety of hands-on activities and experiences that bring history to life. As “investigative reporters” on assignment, students gather facts and sketches from their visits for follow-

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07/07/2021

Do you love History as well as working with children and the public? Historic Germantown, a partnership of 18 museums in Northwest Philadelphia, is currently seeking Educators for the hands-on- learning program History Hunters, as well guiding tours at several of the museums.

The History Hunters Youth Reporter Program, a national award-winning educational program, takes place at five historic sites in Historic Germantown: Cliveden of the National Trust, the Johnson House, Stenton, La Salle University Art Museum, and Wyck. The program uses individual histories of the sites to teach students a larger American narrative, covering United States’ history that spans from colonial times through the Civil War, focusing on the diverse perspectives of history, and making connections to the past with a diverse population of students. The program will serve approximately 3,500 students for the school year 2021-2022, in Grades 4 and 5.

All Educators will receive complete training and support for all five of the History Hunters locations, and will also work with the general public at several Historic Germantown sites throughout the year, which may include Stenton, Cliveden, Wyck, and Concord School House.

An ideal candidate for this position might have a background in American history or education, will have experience working with children and the public, is comfortable presenting information to a group, is enthusiastic, friendly, and personable. Some college or equivalent experience desired. We aim to have our team reflect and respect the experience and background of all children they will be working with. Bilingual candidates and those who have experience and ability working with children from Philadelphia public schools are strongly encouraged to apply.

Historic Germantown is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches our community and our educational and employment experiences. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Historic Germantown is committed to building a culturally diverse team and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates.

This position is part-time. It requires some flexibility and hours will vary depending on when tours are scheduled. Weekend availability is required; evening availability a plus. Compensation is $12.00 per hour.

For information about the program, visit www.historyhunters.org.
For information about the sites in Historic Germantown, visit www.freedomsbackyard.com.

One week of appreciation is never enough, especially this year. Happy #teacherappreciationweek to our dedicated History ...
05/03/2021

One week of appreciation is never enough, especially this year. Happy #teacherappreciationweek to our dedicated History Hunters teachers who have gone above and beyond to make the most out of virtual learning! We can't wait to see you in-person again.

One week of appreciation is never enough, especially this year. Happy #teacherappreciationweek to our dedicated History Hunters teachers who have gone above and beyond to make the most out of virtual learning! We can't wait to see you in-person again.

It's #GivingTuesday ! Help support Virtual History Hunters this year at www.stenton.org/givingtuesday and check out the ...
12/01/2020

It's #GivingTuesday ! Help support Virtual History Hunters this year at www.stenton.org/givingtuesday and check out the post below to preview the virtual program.

This #GivingTuesday, give the gift of education and help support the History Hunters Youth Reporter Program . This school year, the program has gone through its biggest transformation yet, and will reach over 3,500 Philadelphia schoolchildren virtually through the new online curriculum. Registered teachers receive free access to the Virtual History Hunters webpages that offer digital copies of the workbook, additional virtual activities, object lesson videos, and Virtual Reality YouTube tours of the 5 History Hunters sites. After students view the virtual tour, a History Hunters Educator leads each class in a 30-minute lesson via video chat.

We are excited to share the Virtual Stenton Page with you today: https://www.historyhunters.org/virtual-stenton Here you will find the Stenton VR Tour. As you watch the tour, click and drag the video around to look in all directions- as if you were really in Stenton!

Thank you for helping us provide virtual resources to Philadelphia teachers and students during this challenging school year. We look forward to continuing to expand our virtual reach with your support. Donate today at www.stenton.org/givingtuesday

The History Hunters Educators are getting ready for the next virtual site!
11/23/2020

The History Hunters Educators are getting ready for the next virtual site!

I loved zooming with the History Hunters Youth Reporter Program staff and guides today for their virtual La Salle training. We are so thrilled that over 3,000 Philadelphia-area schoolchildren will get to visit us virtually this winter, to learn about Charles Willson Peale and Belfield, as part of this fantastic partnership!

#lasallefromhome #lasalleathome #MuseumFromHome #museumathome #virtuallearning #artandhistory #lasalleuniv #lasalleuniversity #lasalleuniversityartmuseum #historyhunters

History Hunters has transformed into a fully VIRTUAL program, which means we can reach more students than every before! ...
10/19/2020

History Hunters has transformed into a fully VIRTUAL program, which means we can reach more students than every before! Students can learn about Pennsylvania history with virtual visits to Stenton, Cliveden, La Salle University Art Museum, Johnson House Historic Site, and Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm. If you or someone you know is a 4th or 5th grade teacher looking for a virtual way to teach early Pennsylvania history, visit https://www.historyhunters.org/registration or contact [email protected] for more information.

We love this painting at La Salle University Art Museum!
05/26/2020

We love this painting at La Salle University Art Museum!

Today's #lasallefromhome #objectoftheday is this beautiful little painting of Belfield Farm by Anna Peale Sellers, granddaughter of Charles Willson Peale.

We often view this painting when we teach our youngest visitors in the galleries. We use it to encourage students to think about what campus and the neighborhood used to look like (C.W. Peale lived on the farm in the 1800s) and also as a springboard for conversations about summer and the seasons. This is a popular painting in our History Hunters Youth Reporter Program lessons since the students are on campus to learn about Peale. Hope you enjoy this little peek of summers past.

#lasalleathome #museumfromhome #museumathome #belfield #peale #experientiallearning #germantown

Anna Peale Sellers, Belfield Farm, Germantown, PA: http://artcollection.lasalle.edu/Obj5449

Logan family recipes from Stenton's kitchen to yours!
04/10/2020

Logan family recipes from Stenton's kitchen to yours!

Last year, Culinary Historian Deborah Peterson visited Stenton and recreated recipes from [Sarah] Elizabeth Logan's 'Receipts for Pickling, Preserving Cooking and Quacking'.

Looking for a sweet treat to make this weekend? Follow these modern adaptations for Sugar Cake, Dried Cherries, and Plum Pudding. https://www.historyhunters.org/virtual-classroom-learning-at-home

New at-home activity available on our website!
03/26/2020

New at-home activity available on our website!

Can't stop crying and you don't know why? Try this at-home "Cure for Colic" from the Wyck recipe books. Great for kids and adults alike! Find the full tutorial in the History Hunter's Virtual Classroom:
https://www.historyhunters.org/virtual-classroom-learning-at-home
#activity #learnfromhome #teatime #makeyourown

Stenton
03/23/2020

Stenton

Looking for something educational and fun to do with your kids while you're stuck at home? Get "out of the house" and into our history at www.historyhunters.org! Check out the photos to learn how to access The History Hunters workbook, quizzes, Power Points, additional lessons, and projects!

Plus, we will be sharing additional resources and activities with you in the coming weeks on the "Virtual Classroom: Learning At Home" page. We’d love to see what your children are accomplishing at home, so please share their history projects with us!

12/03/2019
Stenton

Stenton

This #GivingTuesday, give the gift of education. Help support the History Hunters Youth Reporter Program, now in its 16th year! This year, Stenton will welcome 3,500 Philadelphia school children through History Hunters. Check out this video to learn more about the program, and visit www.stenton.org/givingtuesday to donate.Thank you for your continued support!

History Hunters Youth Reporter Program's cover photo
08/06/2019

History Hunters Youth Reporter Program's cover photo

History Hunters Youth Reporter Program's cover photo
08/06/2019

History Hunters Youth Reporter Program's cover photo

Happy National Teacher Appreciation Day to all of the spectacular teachers and guides who make History Hunters possible!...
05/07/2019

Happy National Teacher Appreciation Day to all of the spectacular teachers and guides who make History Hunters possible! #ThankATeacher

11/27/2018
Stenton

Stenton

This year marks the 15th anniversary of our History Hunters Youth Reporter Program, which has served over 32,000 schoolchildren to date! Check out this exciting new video to see the program's impact. YOUR GIFTS make this program possible. Help us keep this needed program going for many years to come by donating today. www.stenton.org/givingtuesday

Last night at the James Logan Award Dinner honoring Edith Dixon, two of our celebrated guests were former History Hunter...
09/22/2018

Last night at the James Logan Award Dinner honoring Edith Dixon, two of our celebrated guests were former History Hunters students Menika Dirkson, now a PhD candidate in History, and Quamiir Trice, an elementary school teacher now bringing his students on the trips! We were so honored they could join us, and share their stories!

Four History Hunters alum stopped by tonight for Stenton Star Gazing, hosted at Stenton by The Logan Branch of The Free ...
08/17/2018

Four History Hunters alum stopped by tonight for Stenton Star Gazing, hosted at Stenton by The Logan Branch of The Free Library!

Today, teachers participated in an Act 48 Workshop at Stenton. Thank you for sharing your ideas and enthusiasm!
08/09/2018

Today, teachers participated in an Act 48 Workshop at Stenton. Thank you for sharing your ideas and enthusiasm!

Spots are still available for this free Act 48 Workshop on August 9th!
08/01/2018
Enhancing Cross-curricular Instruction and Writing through the History Hunters Youth Reporter Program | Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Spots are still available for this free Act 48 Workshop on August 9th!

The three-hour workshop will provide teachers with in-depth background on the rich history of Germantown, as represented by five exceptional historic and cultural museums. It will provide resources (e.g., the Germantown Historical Society, museum educator-consultants, literature lists and websites)....

Today, History Hunters staffers took our annual professional development "field trips" to The Woodlands, Girard College,...
04/11/2018

Today, History Hunters staffers took our annual professional development "field trips" to The Woodlands, Girard College, and Eastern State Penitentiary. Huge shout out to the amazing guides who showed us around this fantastic sites!

Today we have some very exciting news to share! We had the pleasure of meeting Menika Dirkson, who is a student at Templ...
01/22/2018

Today we have some very exciting news to share! We had the pleasure of meeting Menika Dirkson, who is a student at Temple completing her PhD in History. Ms. Dirkson was one of the very first History Hunter Youth Reporters - back in 2003! She even kept her workbook! Her passion for history was sparked by her experience with History Hunters- and her story speaks to the power of this amazing program! Thank you so much Menika for spending some time with us!

This week is the first week of History Hunters! Stenton is excited to welcome over 3,000 students this year as a part of...
10/05/2017

This week is the first week of History Hunters! Stenton is excited to welcome over 3,000 students this year as a part of the program. We would like to give a special #InternationalTeachersDay shout-out to all the amazing teachers participating in the program. Thank you for all your hard work!

History Hunters is hiring!
07/03/2017
Historic Germantown Guide Educator | Philaculture.org

History Hunters is hiring!

Historic Germantown (HG) is a partnership of 16 extraordinary historic sites and museums in Northwest Philadelphia that have joined together to protect, preserve, and share some of Philadelphia's prized historical assets. HG is currently seeking Guide/Educators to lead student programming for the aw...

Fun with History!
05/03/2017

Fun with History!

03/30/2017

Thank you to the Philadelphia Cultural Fund for supporting Stenton! This grant allows Stenton & History Hunters to serve and nourish the community through art and culture. We’re so thrilled and honored to be chosen amongst an incredible group of grantees. #PHLArtsSayThnx

The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America
03/15/2017
The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America

The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America

The NSCDA joins more than 100 historical organizations across the nation in endorsing the History Relevance project and it's Value Statement. The #HistoryRelevance campaign aims to showcase the value of history in American society, a mission that's near and dear to our hearts!

For over 125 year, the NSCDA has been a leader in the field of historic preservation, restoration and interpretation of historic sites and we are proud to support History Relevance.

01/09/2017
Historic Germantown Guide/Educator | Philaculture.org

History Hunters is hiring! Know anyone who might be a great addition to our staff?

The History Hunters Youth Reporter Program, a national award-winning educational program, takes place at five member historic sites of Historic Germantown: Cliveden of the National Trust, the Johnson House, Stenton, La Salle University Art Museum, and Wyck. The program dramatically weaves together…

01/04/2017
Stenton

Stenton

The History Hunters Youth Reporter Program was featured on the Sustaining Places website!

The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America- Pennsylvania
10/21/2016

The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America- Pennsylvania

History Hunters is represented this year at the Mid Atlantic Association of Museums conference in Wilmington, DE!

09/13/2016

Teachers! Join our History Hunter Teachers Group to share ideas, projects, and more!

History Hunters Youth Reporter Program is hiring!
07/22/2015
GUIDE, HISTORY HUNTERS YOUTH REPORTER PROGRAM | Philaculture.org

History Hunters Youth Reporter Program is hiring!

The program dramatically weaves together the individual histories of the sites into an historical fabric, covering United States’ history from colonial times through the War of Independence and the Civil War, focusing on cross-cultural contact and multiple perspectives of history. The program combin…

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