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Learning at Home

digital learning opportunities from the Durham museum

Digital Learning at HomeThe Durham Museum’s digital learning program offers unique opportunities for learners of all ages. Taught by educators, these engaging and interactive classes follow National and State Social Studies Standards and are filled with primary sources featuring artifacts, videos and photographs. These free exchanges can be accessed by Zoom on a laptop or mobile device, no matter where instruction takes place, including by students who are learning from home.  Click the links below to register.  Once you have registered, you will be emailed a link to access the program.

All digital learning programs are provided at no cost thanks to our generous museum supporters and underwriters. You can help us continue making these opportunities possible by becoming a member or supporting our annual fund campaign today!

upcoming LIVESTREAM field trips

10:00 am
Digital Learning at Home: CURATOR FOR A DAY (Recommended for Grades K-5) Join the Durham Museum team behind the scenes in our collection storage. Play “guess the artifact” with the education team before meeting the collection experts! Select the burgundy ticket icon above to register. Once you have registered, you will be emailed a link to access the program. View… Continue Reading Curator For A Day: Digital Learning (Morning Session)

10:00 am
Digital Learning at Home: BUILDING THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD (Recommended for Grades K-5) Put yourself in the shoes of a worker on the Transcontinental Railroad. This incredible feat of engineering began in 1863, but it took until 1869 for the project to be completed. Over 1,700 miles later, the country was united by rail for the first time! Select the burgundy… Continue Reading Building the Transcontinental Railroad: Digital Learning (Morning Session)

10:00 am
Digital Learning at Home: SODA FOUNTAIN (Recommended for Grades K-5) Do you think you have what it takes to be a “Soda Jerk”? Find out with this sweet virtual tour giving you the behind the scenes look at The Durham Museum’s original Soda Fountain and Candy Counter. Select the burgundy ticket icon above to register. Once you have registered, you… Continue Reading Soda Fountain: Digital Learning (Morning Session)

10:00 am
Digital Learning at Home: RESTORING UNION STATION (Recommended for Grades K-5) Running a museum in a National Historic Landmark is hard work! Join us to check out some of our latest restoration projects, including some amazing things we’ve discovered along the way. Select the burgundy ticket icon above to register. Once you have registered, you will be emailed a link… Continue Reading Restoring Union Station: Digital Learning (Morning Session)

10:00 am
Digital Learning at Home: PHOTO ARCHIVE (Recommended for Grades K-5) Did you know The Durham Museum has over 1 million print and negatives in its Photo Archive? Join us for a behind the scenes look at some unique, funny, and historic images, plus check out how we use light tables to look at negatives. Select the burgundy ticket icon above… Continue Reading Photo Archive: Digital Learning (Morning Session)

 

More Sessions to be Announced.
Please see below for a video archive of past livestreams.

Technical Tips:

  • When registering, please note that your registration is complete after you select “Check Out”.
  • If you registered but did not receive a link in your email inbox, please check your spam folder.
  • Zoom provides more than one way to connect: using your web browser or installing the application—please choose the option that best fits your needs. Note: Zoom recommends that you use the latest version of Google Chrome if viewing it in your web browser.
  • We recommend testing your connection prior to class. Generally, we will do a sound test 5 minutes before starting a session. Try a test by visiting zoom.us/test.
  • Don’t forget to do your pre- and/or post-visit activity, a link is included in your confirmation email.

Virtual Field Trips:
VIDEO Archive

Did you miss our livestream field trips or want to see one of them again? No problem, you can access videos of our virtual field trips here:

(Please note: recent livestreams will not be immediately available.)

View Archived Videos