CAM will periodically offer on-site workshops where staff and/or museum volunteers will lead students through hands-on activities that creatively engage them with Chinese American history and culture. Student workshops are only available to classes who participate in a guided tour of the museum.
CAM proudly provides the following workshops for our students/educators to enjoy:
Family History Scrapbook Workshops
Recommended Age: 4th-8th grade
Length of workshop: 30-45 minutes
Capacity: 30 students (1 adult chaperone for every 8 students)
Available: Tuesday-Friday, 10am – 1pm
California History-Social Studies content standards: California Content Standards for History-Social Science - 4.3.4; 4.4.3; 5.8.1; 5.8.5; 8.6.3; 8.6.4; 8.12.5; 8.12.6
The Family History Scrapbook (FHS) is an educational tool used to enhance classroom lessons on U.S. history and immigration experiences and serves as the centerpiece of enriching workshops, offered free to schools as a supplement to class tours of CAM. Created and published by CAM in the Fall of 2005, the FHS workshops are designed to help students grades 4-8 and their families discover, explore and preserve their personal family history and cultural heritage through interactive workbook exercises that promote vital inter-family, inter-generational communications. All workshops are led by a trained museum staff or docent and workshop participants will each receive a complimentary copy of the FHS activities book to take home.
There is no set schedule or fee for FHS workshops, but are available Tuesday through Friday, 10am to 1pm. Workshops must be requested and booked at least three (3) weeks in advance AND should be scheduled to correspond with guided tours. Workshops are contingent upon staff/docent availability.
To schedule a Family History Scrapbook workshop, please use the online form, printable PDF form or contact the Museum Educator at (213) 473-5306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.