Below is a list of resources and information for participating teachers.
How do I register?
Registration for History Hunters is done on a first come, first served basis. The program budget only allows a certain number of classes for fully subsidized spaces. An email will be sent in August to teachers on our email list, stating that registration is now open. Even if you signed up last year, you will need to resubmit your information for the following school year. You will receive an email once your registration has been approved. You will not be able to log in and choose dates until your registration has been approved. To begin registration, please visit the REGISTRATION page.
Ok, I registered, now what?
You will need to wait to see if your class will receive a space for the fully subsidized program. You will be notified by email. Before you will be able to log in and choose dates, you will need to read the History Hunters Rules and Regulations, sign it, and return it via email.
Once your registration is approved, you may log in and choose dates. You will be asked to choose your trip dates in the following order: Stenton, Cliveden, La Salle University Art Museum, Johnson House, and Wyck. Please keep in mind any inservice dates, PSSA testing, or other holidays which could create a conflict for your trips.
Please note, cancellations are strictly limited to emergency situations only, such as a school closure. If your cancellation is not due to an emergency, you will not be permitted to reschedule.
I have chosen my dates. How should I prepare for my trips?
Once you have chosen your dates, you will need to contact us to arrange a workbook pick-up from Stenton. You will need to prepare your students with content and activities from the workbook before each site visit in order for students to get the most out of the program.
In addition to preparing your students with the workbooks, we also ask you to remember you will need to bring one chaperone per every ten students on your trips. This is a Philadelphia School District policy as well as the History Hunters policy.
Please also ask your students to dress appropriately for the weather, as all trips have some outdoor activities.
Does History Hunters align with Common Core?
YES! History Hunters is so much more than a field trip. History Hunters Youth Reporter Program assists teachers with reaching common core goals. Four of the five overarching curriculum standards for grades Pre K – 5 can be implemented through History Hunters: Foundational Skills, Reading Informational Text, Writing, and Speaking and Listening. For additional information and for testimonials, see our classroom resources page.