Exchange Club of Fremont Sponsors Students from St. Joseph


"[Curriculum Connections] provides a hands-on link to Ohio's 4th grade social studies standards."


In April 2014, 4th grade students from Bishop Hoffman Catholic School - St. Joseph Campus visited the Hayes Home and Museum as part of the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums's Curriculum Connections program. The Exchange Club of Fremont made their visit possible. Teachers who planned their students' visit commented that the Curriculum Connections program "provides a hands-on link to Ohio's 4th grade social studies standards."  Students who visited wrote thank you notes to their sponsor, the Exchange Club of Fremont; one of the thank you notes is pictured above. 

Designed as a three-part "satellite classroom" experience, Curriculum Connections provides each teacher with two educational DVD resources for classroom pre and post visit activities. Created by the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums staff, the fully-narrated DVDs complement the learning experience of students’ onsite visit. “Exploring Ohio's Past : A Visit to the Hayes Presidential Center” features the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums's original documents, photographs, artifacts, and the physical environment of Spiegel Grove. Fully aligned with Ohio ’s Academic Content Standards, Curriculum Connections also encourages students’ critical thinking skills and creativity through its “How Can We Learn More?” follow-up activities.

Hayes Presidential Library & Museums Development Director, Kathy Boukissen, is seeking additional 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, please contact Kathy at 419-332-2081, ext. 226 or email her at [email protected]