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Archaeology in the Classroom! 


Join the Florida Public Archaeology Network and the Historical Society of Palm Beach County for a backpack full of archaeology-themed lesson plans and hands-on learning. This free worship provides teachers with multi-discipline lessons that cover STEM and Social Studies benchmarks. Click HERE to register for free.

For more information contact: Rose Gualtieri, Education Coordinator, (561)832.4164 ext. 104

Palm Beach County History Institute

June 12, 2017 – June 16, 2017

Learn about the interesting and diverse history of Palm Beach County in hands-on workshops onsite with professional staff and educators of the following organizations: Historical Society of Palm Beach County, Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, Flagler Museum, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, S.D. Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum, Delray Beach Historical Society, and Yesteryear Village.

For more information: Rose Gualtieri | Education Coordinator | 561.832.4164 ext.104

Click HERE to register for the Palm Beach County History Institute 

What teachers are saying:

I just wanted to express my gratitude for such an enlightening experience at the History Institute. It was definitely a well organized and educational event. We were all very amazed to see such passion and true excitement about history exhibited by all of the presenters. This enthusiasm and pride in the history of Palm Beach County was evident by all involved. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the various historical sites and learning about the people that contributed to the making of our Palm Beach County. The History Institute was one of the most enriching summer institutes that I have ever experienced in my 31 years of teaching. There were so many resources, books and technology provided, that I will continue my learning this summer. I now have my summer reading! The History Institute has motivated me to learn more about our county. As for my fifth graders, they will learn that history begins in their own backyard! Again, thanks to all for beginning my summer with an exciting, educational week…..just terrific!
Cheryl Geller
Palmetto Elementary School
2015 Class


Teacher’s Guides

The Last Calusa Teacher Guide
The Guide for The Adventures of Charlie Pierce: The Last Calusa was written by Patricia Kissel, Jupiter Farms Elementary School; Michelle Girardin, Palm Beach Gardens Elementary School; and Cheryl Burkhardt, retired SDPBC teacher and HSPBC board member.

The Last Egret Social Studies Teacher Guide

The Last Egret Reading Teacher Guide
The Guides for The Adventures of Charlie Pierce: The Last Egret Teacher Guide were written by the School District of Palm Beach County.

War in Florida’s Water 1942-1943
The Guide for War in Florida’s Waters was written for the special exhibit “War in Florida’s Waters 1942-1943: Eyes of the Home Skies,” 2010.

Paradise in Peril: World War II in Palm Beach County
The Guide for Paradise in Peril was written for the special exhibit “Paradise in Peril: World War II in Palm Beach County,” 2012.

Architecural Tour of the 1916 Palm Beach County Courthouse Teacher Guide

Storm of ’28 Teacher Guide 

Feather Wars: Surviving Fashion 1870-1920 Teacher Guide

Early Contact Teacher Guide

Love of the Game: Baseball in the Palm Beaches
For the The Guide for For the Love of the Game was written for the special exhibit “For the Love of the Game: Baseball in the Palm Beaches,” 2016.

Shipwreck: Discovering Lost Treasure
The Guide for Shipwreck: Discovering Lost Treasure was written for the special exhibit “Shipwreck: Discovering Lost Treasure,” on display at the Johnson History Museum September 5, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

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