Transportation is not always easy, so our Hermitage Travelin’ Classrooms come to you!
Available for grades 2-12, these 45-60 minute programs are standards-based, hands-on events, where The Hermitage brings the story of Andrew Jackson directly to you. We can teach multiple class periods in one day to engage your school’s entire grade on your campus.
$5/student ($3/student for Title I schools)
$.56/mile fee (waived for Davidson County and Wilson County Tennessee schools.)
Schools must be within a 75-mile radius of The Hermitage to be eligible.Request a class
Christmas at The Hermitage Grades K-4
Americans celebrate holidays that provide them with a common experience of tradition and an expression of the values which are most important to society. But different groups of people celebrate the same holiday differently, and this reflects larger differences in American society: class, race, economics, and labor. For Americans of Andrew Jackson’s day, Christmas games, crafts, foods, and decorations looked vastly different between the white slaveholding class and enslaved African-Americans.
Clover Bottom General Store Grades 3-6
Before Jackson ran for president, he also ran one of the first general stores in Middle Tennessee. Using primary sources such as account records and order slips, this class introduces word problems based on statewide math standards. With the help of Google Earth, each correct answer pushes Jackson further down the Mississippi River to New Orleans on his search for supplies!
The Corrupt Bargain Grades 4-12
Drama! Intrigue! Scandal! The Presidential election of 1824 was the most hotly-contested election in early American history. The Corrupt Bargain takes an interactive look at the election that questioned whether our country is a democracy or a republic. Students will be able to see a revolutionary nation come into its own.
I Spy the Past Grades 2-8
Students must use all their senses in order to discover the purpose of the 19th century objects in this truly hands-on program. Utilizing those objects as a springboard to discuss daily life in Jacksonian America, students will discover just how different life once was!
The Importance of Andrew Jackson Grades 4-12
There is plenty of debate about where Andrew Jackson ranks among the presidents and their impact on our nation, but there is plenty of evidence to suggest Jackson was one of our most important presidents. Examine the life and legacy of Andrew Jackson and how he still matters today.
Slavery at The Hermitage Grades 4-12
At the peak of The Hermitage’s success as a farm, Andrew Jackson owned about 150 slaves. How did one become a slave? How could widespread slavery happen in a country built on freedom? What was life like for a slave at The Hermitage? Students will discuss these questions and make a beaded bracelet in memory of the enslaved.
Trail of Tears Grades 4-12
The removal of Native Americans from the East to the West is one of the darkest chapters in United States history. Students examine this event in the context of the founding of our nation to see how our citizens and government interacted with Native Americans. Students will learn not only how Native American removal happened, but why.