Fourth grade students from Tiffin, Ohio tour the Hayes Home
The White Family Trust, a part of the Tiffin Charitable Foundation partnered with the Hayes Presidential Center to sponsor 4th grade students' participation in the Hayes Center's Curriculum Connections education program. Students from six Tiffin area schools: Krout, Lincoln, Hopewell-Loudon, Clinton, Noble, and Washington schools visited the Hayes Home and Hayes Museum in November and May during the 2010/2011 school year.
The White Family Trust covered the cost of admissions of all of the students, making it possible for nearly 300 students to particpate in the "three-part satellite" learning experience that is fully aligned with Ohio's Academic Content Standards for Social Studies and English Language requirements.
Developed by staff at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Curriculum Connections provides an educational experience for 4th grade students by incorporating Ohio curriculum guidelines into a visit to the Hayes Home and Hayes Museum. Each educator receives a pair of DVD resources. The presentations are designed for classroom use prior to and after a visit to the Center.
On display in the Hayes Museum are more than 2,000 original artifacts, photographs, documents, clothing, and household possessions. Through the enduring appeal of the authentic, Tiffin 4th grade students gained a deeper understanding of the Hayes family, Ohio's beginnings, and greater insights into the lives of their own ancestors.
Hayes Presidential Center Development Director Kathy Boukissen is seeking additional business sponsors for school systems that do not have adequate funding for a visit. For more information about Curriculum Connections or to donate to the program contact Kathy at 419-332-2081, ext. 226 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.