SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS
The Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston is pleased to offer an array of guided school tours led by museum docents. These curriculum-based tours are available for students in grades 6-12 and are aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
All school tours provide students a guided exploration of the museum’s three galleries:
Students learn about Gandhi’s life, work, and teachings around truth, love, service, peace, and nonviolence.
Students discover how global peace leaders have been inspired by Gandhi and carried forward his teachings into their work for social justice.
Students are invited to personalize their experience and make a commitment to be a catalyst for positive change in their own lives and community.
The goal is for students to make personal connections to Gandhi’s teachings and see themselves as changemakers. In conjunction with this transformative learning experience, teachers can select a content area focus that aligns with their curriculum.
Docent-led school tours are available Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. School visits are two hours in length.
The promotional cost is $5 per student. Title One schools are eligible to apply for transportation reimbursement.
School groups are limited to 50 students (grades 6-12). At least one chaperone is required per 15 students.
School tours are scheduled on a first-come first-served basis. Please make your request at least three weeks in advance and allow five business days for a response and confirmation of your scheduled visit.
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Educators are invited to select the School Tour that best aligns with their curriculum.
In this tour, students explore the primary and secondary source materials on display as they learn about Gandhi’s life and work as well as his impact on recent and contemporary societies around the world. Thinking like historians and cultural anthropologists, students discover how Gandhi and the social justice leaders he inspired made important social, political, economic, and cultural contributions that have a global influence to this day.
TEKS: 6.a.2, 6.2(A), 6.2(B), 6.3(D), 6.4(B), 6.9(C), 6.10(B), 6.17(A), 6.19(A), 6.19(B), 6.19(C), 6.19(D), 6.21(A), 6.21(C)
Students examine the primary and secondary source materials in the exhibit as they learn about Gandhi’s influence within his own cultural context and historical period as well as his effect on recent and contemporary societies around the world. Thinking like geographers and historians, students explore how Gandhi and the social justice leaders he inspired made important social, political, economic, and cultural contributions that continue to impact our global society today and in the future.
TEKS: WG.a.2, WG.5(A), WG.8(A), WG.8(C), WG.12(A), WG.12(B), WG.14(B), WG.15(A), WG.15(B), WG.16(B), WG.16(C), WG.17(A), WG.17(B), WG.17(C), WG.17(D), WG.21(B), WG.21(C), WG.21(D), WG.22(C)
This tour guides students to analyze the museum’s primary and secondary sources in order to understand the connections between and among historical periods and events. As they learn about Gandhi’s life, work, and influence, students explore the historical origins and central ideas – including religious, philosophical, political, and social concepts – that propelled the social justice movements led by Gandhi and other global peace leaders he inspired.
TEKS: WH.a.3, WH.b.1(E), WH.9(D), WH.13(E), WH.15(C), WH.18(B), WH.20(A), WH.20(B), WH.20(C), WH.21(E), WH.22(B), WH.28(C), WH.28(E), WH.29(B), WH.30(A).
During this tour of the museum, students use critical thinking skills to analyze primary and secondary sources and integrate content from the various social studies disciplines as they make connections between Gandhi’s life and legacy and their growing knowledge of U.S. History. Students learn about Gandhi’s influence on Martin Luther King, Jr. and compare the American civil rights movement with Gandhi’s nonviolent resistance movement.
TEKS: USH.b.2, USH.9(C), USH.9(D), USH.9(I), USH.25(A), USH.25(D), USH.28(A), USH.28(B), USH.28(C), USH.28(D), USH.29(B)
This school tour engages students in facilitated listening, speaking, reading and critical thinking activities that develop their language arts skills as they learn about Gandhi’s life and message and translate their learning into a personal commitment to make a positive change. Focusing on the narratives, informational, and multimedia texts that come together to tell the story of Gandhi, students explore key vocabulary, discuss their responses, and collaboratively make meaning – identifying and interpreting the important ideas expressed in the exhibit.
TEKS: 6-8.1(A), 6-8.1(D), 6-8.5(E), 6-8.5(F), 6-8.5(G), 6-8.5(H), 6-8.6(A), 6-8.6(D),6-8.6(F), 6-8.6(H)
On this tour, students engage in academic discourse and textual analysis as they examine the significant role of language, story, and persuasive speech in the life and work of Gandhi as well as the social justice leaders who followed in his footsteps.
TEKS: E1-E4.1(A), E1-E4.1(D), E1-E4.4(E), E1-E4.4(F), E1-E4.4(G), E1-E4.4(H), E1-E4.5(A), E1-E4.5(D), E1-E4.5(F), E1-E4.5(H)
On this tour, students learn about the historical and cultural relevance of the portraits, illustrations, photographs, and artifacts seen throughout the exhibits. Zooming in on the life and times of Gandhi as well as the social justice leaders who followed him, students identify the influence of the culture, history, and politics on the artworks that emerged in each period. In addition to responding to and evaluating the works in the exhibit, students gather ideas and inspiration for use in their own original artistic creations reflecting lessons learned from the museum experience.
TEKS: Middle School Art 1-3: 3(A), 3(B), 4(A), 4(B), 4(D), 4(E); High School Art 1-2: 3(A), 3(B), 4(A), 4(B)
SCHOOL TOUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I schedule a school tour?
School tour requests should be made at least three weeks in advance. Please complete the registration form and allow five business days for a response and confirmation of your scheduled visit.
How long will our school tour last?
The docent-led gallery experience is 90 minutes. For a full group of 50 students, the entire school visit lasts two hours.
How much does a school tour cost?
The cost is $5 per student. Title One schools are eligible to apply for transportation reimbursement.
How many chaperones should we bring?
One adult chaperone per 15 students is required. Chaperones will need to pay the $5 admission fee and must remain with their student group for the entire visit. Please review and share the Guidelines for Chaperones with all chaperones before your visit.
What if we need to cancel our visit?
Please email us at email@example.com as soon as possible.
What happens if our school group arrives late?
If your group arrives late for a guided tour, your tour will be shortened and will finish as the originally designated time. If your group is more than 30 minutes late, you will need to reschedule your visit.
Whom can I contact with additional questions about my school tour?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOL GROUP CHAPERONES
Thank you for accompanying your school group to the Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston.
We request that you stay with your tour group throughout the visit and help keep the students together.
Addressing any students who need extra support or attention will help the docent provide the best possible experience to everyone.
Please refrain from using a cell phone during the tour; it is distracting to the docent as well as the students.
If you have a child in the group, please treat them in the same way you would the other students.
We hope you enjoy your visit to the museum. Thank you again for helping students have a great learning experience