For Teachers

 School Programs

At the Presidio, we believe that "living" history is the most entertaining and most  impactful form of education for our young visitors.  The Presidio Museum is proud to offer a number of programs for school children.  These programs have all been developed to meet current Arizona education standards. Programs include teacher materials and docent presentations in the classroom.  Please contact Jean at 520-742-4305  or tbaxter559@aol.com for details, reservations and scholarship availabiity. Teachers: these programs fill up fast so contact us as early as you can.

Thank you to our sponsors for partial underwriting which keeps fees low for these programs:

  •  The Marshall Foundation
  • The Southwestern Foundation for Historic Preservation
  • The National Park Service
  • The Arizona Humanities Council
  • Cox Charities
  • The Community Foundation of Southern Arizona
  • Pasqua Yaqui Tribe

Friday-at-the-Fort

Friday-at-the-Fort is the Presidio Museum's flagship children's program which has received an Historic Preservation Award from the Tucson-Pima County Historic Commission. Designed specifically to fulfill fourth grade Arizona state curriculum requirements, this program provides a glimpse into a child's life in Spanish Colonial Tucson through hands-on activities. Participants engage in daily activities like soldier's drill, Presidio period household chores, Presidio period games and much more.  
Time: Five hours
Number: 55 - 75 children plus teachers and chaperones
Cost: $2 per child. Accompanying adults are free but must participate and supervise their young charges. 

 

Morning Muster

This program is similar to our Friday-at-the-Fort program but is shorter and designed for smaller groups. Click here for full details.
Time: Two hours
Number: 10 - 30 children plus teachers and chaperones
Charge: $4 per child

 

Historic Hats of Arizona - A Traveling Trunk Program for the Classroom

Historic Hats brings Presidio life and Arizona history alive inside the classroom.  This in-school trunk tour acquaints children with Arizona's history through its people and the specific hats they wore.  By showing each hat and discussing the role of its owner, students begin to learn about the real people who built Arizona.  Our docents lead the class through discussion and then provide activities as well as loan of the trunk itself for further exploration and discovery. 

 

Please contact Jean at 742-4305  or tbaxter559@aol.com for details, reservations and scholarship availabiity. Teachers: these programs fill up fast so contact us as early as you can.