MOHAI offers year-round professional development programs for K-12 teachers, either at the museum or in your school. Clock hours are available for most programs, and the schedule of professional development events varies throughout the year. Click here for a list of our upcoming events.
Before a class visit to MOHAI, we encourage teachers to familiarize themselves with these materials. Included are visit guidelines and in-class curriculum that will introduce students to local history and prepare them for their visit to the museum. Additional post-visit lessons are also available to build on what students have learned during their field trip.
Our educators have created an online curriculum, complete with lots primary source materials from MOHAI and elsewhere, to help you introduce your students to a variety of Seattle history topics. In this section, students will learn about the Great Seattle Fire of 1889 and the pivotal role it played in Seattle's early development.
Our educators have created an online curriculum, complete with primary source materials from MOHAI and elsewhere, to help you introduce your students to a variety of Seattle history topics. In this section, introduce your students to the origin of some of Seattle's most iconic structures during the 1962 World's Fair.
These lessons were designed in conjunction with past featured exhibits at MOHAI and are a great way to incorporate local history and primary sources into your class studies. Use them as stand-alone activities or as part of a larger curriculum.