The Museum has produced a curriculum on local history for third grades in the valley in collaboration with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and Danville and San Ramon libraries.
The program is called "The San Ramon Valley, Knowing Your Community." The curriculum includes thirteen chapters that provide teacher and student pages, vocabulary, suggested reading and classroom activities, plays and field trip ideas.
A Passport to the San Ramon Valley provides an opportunity for students to do local history research, supported by their parents. Eleven passport locations are suggested, including the Museum, Alamo or Dublin Cemeteries, local historic sites and the entrance to Las Trampas Regional Wilderness.
Other elements of the program include a Valley Timeline that is based on the museum's historic narrative frieze. Timelines have been provided to all third and fourth grade teachers. Future plans call for history videos and a local history book, Valley Vignettes.
For information on the curriculum, call Gail Kamerer at 925-735-9270.