Frazier History Museum

Teacher Professional Development

The Frazier Museum offers an ever-changing selection of hands-on, engaging professional development sessions for teachers.  Expand your historical knowledge, try out new techniques for your classroom and learn about opportunities at the Frazier Museum, all while having fun and earning much-needed credit hours. 


History Comes to Life: Supporting Student Creation of Live, Historic Performances 

Teacher Professional Development
Saturday, January 20, 2018 / 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

History comes to life every day at the Frazier History Museum thanks to our robust museum theatre program.  During this engaging session we are pleased to collaborate with the Kentucky Historical Society to support teachers who strive to create deeper learning experiences through the development of student performances that take history from the page to the stage.    

During this interactive session teachers will . . .

  • Receive an introduction from the Kentucky Historical Society on National History Day, our state competition which allows students to choose a historical topic, conduct primary and secondary research, and present in one of five ways: as a paper, an exhibit, a performance, a documentary, or a website.
  • Learn how the National History Day program can be adapted to meet the needs of both students and teachers, discover tips for guiding students through the process and resources available at the state and national level.
  • View an American history-themed live performance by a Frazier Teaching Artist (professional actor/educator) and learn their process for selecting sources and conducting research.
  • Experience a Drama Workshop led by a Frazier Teaching Artist focused on techniques for building a scene and helping students move away from reciting facts and towards engaging script development.
  • Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the Frazier Museum costume and prop collection.
  • Receive a check list and basic materials to help students create their own performances.

The cost is FREE to professional educators. The $15 fee for this program has been provided by a grant through the Frazier Museum’s “Bridge to History” Project, generously funded by Louisville Metro Government.

Please note that this session is appropriate for ALL teachers interested in developing historic performances in the classroom, even if they are new to the process and/or National History Day submission is not possible this year.

Spaces are limited and pre-registration is required: to make a reservation CLICK HERE

Special thanks to our collaborating partner: 

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