Dumbarton House

The mission of Dumbarton House, the national headquarters of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA), is to support the NSCDA Corporate Societies and their members; to maintain a historic museum property, which serves as a resource for the NSCDA nationally; and to contribute to the cultural life of the surrounding community. Through the interpretation of its historic site and collections, the Dumbarton House Museum promotes the understanding of historic preservation and of the early history of our nation, so that the lives and ideals of early Americans inspire current and future generations. 


AHFES Distance Learning


Winter Programs
Asterisk (*) indicates synchronous engagement available.

These programs have a live, synchronous tour available upon request!

Virtual Capital Quest Tour *
Students become history detectives on this quest through Washington D.C.’s past. By spying for clues, examining primary sources, and strengthening map skills, students will uncover the rich history of the nation’s capital. Discover why Washington D.C. was chosen as the capital city and explore the lives and ideals of early Americans who shaped the nation. After watching the recorded tour OR filling out the Google form, extend learning using the Student Activity Packet and quiz. 
Content Areas: Social Studies/ History/ Geography
Discipline: Historic Site Visit, Artifact or Object Exploration
Resource Type: Online or Printable Lesson Plan/ Study Guide, Filmed Virtual Museum/ Historic Home Tour, Other Interactive Distance Learning Activity/ Online or Printable Resource
Learning Standards:

  • 3rd Grade: ELA Common Core School Standards, Arts and Social Studies DC State Standards (see resource for more specific links)

  • 4th Grade: ELA Common Core School Standards and Arts DC State Standards (see resource for more specific links)

  • 5th Grade: ELA Common Core School Standards and Arts DC State Standards (see resource for more specific links)

Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th
Length: 60 minutes
Accessibility Measures: Adjustable Volume, Closed Captioning
This program/resource is accommodating of students with learning/developmental disabilities.

Parthenon to Portico *
What does America have in common with Ancient Greece? Students learn how America was influenced by this great civilization by comparing Classical Greek and American ideals of government, art, and architecture. Watch the recorded video tour and then, using a supplemental activity packet and elements of Classical Greek architecture and their own imagination, students can design a public structure. 
Content Areas: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Architecture/Urban Studies
Discipline: Historic Site Visit, Artifact or Object Exploration, Visual Arts
Resource Type: Online or Printable Lesson Plan/ Study Guide, Filmed Virtual Museum/ Historic Home Tour
Learning Standards:

  • Common Core Standards: CCSS.ELA.Reading – Literature, CCSS.ELA.Speaking & Listening (Comprehension and Collaboration)

  • DCPS Standards: Art 3.1.1, Art 3.3.1, Art 3.3.3, Social Studies 1

  • Virginia SOLs: Visual Arts 1.14, History and social studies 2.11

Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Length: 45-60 minutes
Accessibility Measures: Adjustable Volume, Closed Captioning
This program/resource is accommodating of students with learning/developmental disabilities.


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Capital Quest
Presented by: Dumbarton House

Students become history detectives on this quest through Washington D.C.’s past. By spying for clues, examining primary sources, and strengthening map skills, students will uncover the rich history of the nation’s capital. Discover why Washington D.C. was chosen as the capital city and explore the lives and ideals of early Americans who shaped the nation. In addition to an interactive tour, the program includes supplementary craft activities that can be completed on the class's own time.
Dates: TBD
Time: 10am (additional times available at teacher request)
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: Virtual
Content: Historic Site Visit; Artifact or Object Exploration;
Medium: Museum Visit
Learning Standards: 
Common Core School Standards: CCSS.ELA.Reading – Informational Texts.3.1, 4.1, 5.1, CCSS.ELA.Speaking & Listening (Comprehension & Collaboration).3.1, 4.1, 5.1, CCSS.ELA.Speaking & Listening (Comprehension & Collaboration).3.2, 4.2, 5.2, CCSS.ELA.Speaking & Listening (Comprehension & Collaboration).3.3, 4.3, 5.3
DC Public School Standards: Art.3.1.1, 4.1.1, 4.3.3, 4.3.4, 4.3.4, 4.4.1, 4.5.3, 5.1.1, 5.4.1, Social Studies.3
Virginia SOLs: Visual Arts (Analysis, Evaluation, and Critique) 3.18, United States History to 1865: USI.1
Grades: 3rd - 5th
Ticket capacity: 40 per date
Supplementary Materials: TBD
 

Parthenon to Portico
Presented by: Dumbarton House

What does America have in common with Ancient Greece? Students learn how America was influenced by this great civilization by comparing Classical Greek and American ideals of government, art, and architecture. Using elements of Classical Greek architecture and their own imagination, students can also design a public structure at home or in class on their own time.
Dates: TBD
Time: 10:00 AM (additional times available at teacher request)
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: Virtual
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Civics/Government, Arts
Medium: Museum Visit
Learning Standards:  Common Core Standards: CCSS.ELA.Reading – Literature, CCSS.ELA.Speaking & Listening (Comprehension and Collaboration)

DCPS Standards: Art 3.1.1, Art 3.3.1, Art 3.3.3, Social Studies 1

Virginia SOLs: Visual Arts 1.14, History and social studies 2.11

Grade(s): 3rd - 8th
Ticket capacity (per show): 40
 

 

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The DC Collaborative is a FY19 Service Organization grant recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.