When a field trip to the museum isn’t possible during the school year, educators are available for tailored presentations in your classroom, enhanced with hands-on artifacts or activities. Individual program descriptions are below.
Outreach program fees are $2 per student, with no charge for students on fee waivers. A minimum fee may be charged. The fee includes both large- and small-group activities. Note that onsite programs and admission to the McClung Museum are free.
For reservations or information on the Ancient Egypt and Archaeology and the Native Peoples of Tennessee outreach programs, please use the form below:Request a K-12 Visit
- For questions about Ancient Egypt and Archaeology and the Native Peoples of Tennessee outreach programs contact Leslie Chang Jantz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-974-2144.
- For questions about Our Traumatic Past: The Civil War in East Tennessee outreach program, please contact Joan Markel at email@example.com or 865-974-2144.
Email is preferred as educators are often in the galleries with groups during the day.
Outreach Program Descriptions
Archaeology and the Native Peoples of Tennessee
Full class period of information complete with graphics and video examining the 12,000+ years of human culture here in East Tennessee. Students come away with an appreciation of early lifeways, cultural adaptations to a changing environment, and a perspective on how archaeology contributes to our knowledge of human ingenuity and survival.
For curriculum relevance, see the Archaeology and the Native Peoples of Tennessee education program guide.
Ancient Egypt: The Eternal Voice
A presentation with graphics and photos illustrating the splendor of Ancient Egypt. The people, religion, monuments, art, writing, and contributions to world culture all are explored. Images of numerous artifacts, many from the museum’s collection, as well as accurate reproductions, are used to illustrate the skill of ancient craftsmen and artists. An activity focusing on Egyptian hieroglyphs is included, and facsimile artifacts also are presented.
For curriculum relevance, see the Ancient Egypt: The Eternal Voice education program guide.
Our Traumatic Past: The Civil War in East Tennessee
Despite its strategic location and a bloody, full-scale battle, little is left to commemorate the role of Knoxville and the surrounding area in the War Between the States. This program tells the story of Knoxville’s involvement in the issues and events that challenged the nation in the 1860s. Images of artifacts and vintage photos illustrate the interactions of history and archaeology in illuminating our understanding of the past.
For curriculum relevance, see the Our Traumatic Past: The Civil War in East Tennessee education program guide.