Teachers & Students

Stories and learning go hand-in-hand.

Discover all the ways MDAH brings Mississippi stories to teachers and students across the state and beyond. Our  field trips (virtual and in person), digital activities, student research projects, traveling trunks, and distance learning videos all begin with primary resources that will engage students of all ages. Connect with other teachers and deepen your understanding of history through professional development workshops.

Learning Lagniappes

Learning Lagniappes

With thousands of historical photographs and documents now available online, the MDAH Digital Archives is a treasure trove for the classroom. Learn how to quickly search this powerful resource using our Learning Lagniappes: two-page guides to many digital collections, ranging from the 1927 Flood to the Thomas Foner Freedom Summer Papers.

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Traveling Trunks

Traveling Trunks

Bring artifacts and hands-on activities to your classroom. Traveling trunks contain a teaching unit with interactive lessons.

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Professional Development

Professional Development

Feed your inner student. Become the teacher you aspire to be.

MDAH offers ongoing professional development opportunities for educators to earn credits, network and gain knowledge to inspire. Past workshops have covered topics ranging from filmmaking with your class, to exploring fiction through Welty, to women in Mississippi history.

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Mississippi History Now

Mississippi History Now

This detailed series published by the Mississippi Historical Society in partnership with MDAH can serve as an excellent reference publication for history projects, papers and reports. Check it out and share it with your students.

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Field Trips

Six dynamic destinations. A host of ready-to-use field trip guides. Let the hands-on learning adventure begin.

Eudora Welty House and Garden

Visit eudoraweltyhouse.com to book your field trip.

Governor's Mansion

Visit our web site to book your field trip.

Grand Village of the Natchez Indians
Visit natchezgrandvillage.com to book your field trip.
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
Gallery Activity for Grades 3–6
Gallery Activity for Grades 7–12
Visit Mississippi Civil Rights Museum to book your field trip.
Museum of Mississippi History

Gallery Activity for Grades 3–6
Gallery Activity for Grades 7–12
Visit the Museum of Mississippi History to book your field trip.

Old Capitol Museum

The Old Capitol Museum is currently closed for renovations; however, these materials include activities that will help students stay engaged with civics education and the history of the Old Capitol Museum.

Directing Democracy Teaching Guide
Old Capitol Museum Field Trip Guide

School Visit Scholarships

Learn about our school visit scholarship program, A Day at the Museums. This program provides funding for transportation and museum admission through a partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Cline Tours, Inc., and Trustmark.

For more information about A Day at the Museums, email info@mdah.ms.gov or call 601-576-6795. 

 

Volunteer

Be part of history. Volunteer with MDAH and help us preserve and connect Mississippi’s rich historic resources with people around the world.


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