The Pardee Home Museum encourages tours by local school groups. Third-grade students of local history, fourth-grade students of California history, and fifth-grade students of United States history will particularly benefit from guided tours of the house. To arrange a tour please click the button below, or call (510) 444-2187.
Social Studies Curriculum Guide
The curriculum guide below stems from discussions concerning the Pardee family as well as the architecture of the Pardee Home Museum. The curriculum is intended for grades 3-4 and was designed with Social Studies, Language Arts and Visual Arts Educational Standards in mind. All lesson plans can easily be modified and adapted for different grade levels.
This guide was developed and is being presented for educational use by Rue Avant.
Click on any image or link to download a PDF document of the lesson plan or curriculum guide. (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)
GRADE 3-4 // PARDEE FAMILY AND HOUSE ARCHITECTURE
Understanding of a Pardee family or household staff member and the times in which they lived.
The Pardee Home Museum architecture and its collections.
The curriculum guides below are based on the “anthropological” collections at the Pardee Home Museum. The curriculum is intended for grades 4-6 and was designed with Social Studies, History and Visual Arts Educational Standards in mind. All lesson plans can easily be modified and adapted for different grade levels.
These guides were developed and are being presented for educational use by Johanna Fassbender.
GRADE 4 // CALIFORNIA HISTORY
Collecting at the beginning of the 20th Century
Learn about Mrs. Helen Pardee‘s anthropological collections and start your own collection of objects!
GRADE 5 // U.S. HISTORY
Southwest Pueblo Pottery
Learn how to work with clay, and discover the beauty of Pueblo Pottery!
GRADE 6 // WORLD CULTURES
The Asian Tea Culture
Perform a tea ceremony in your classroom and think about ways to encourage people to drink tea!
The Pardee Home Museum archives offer research opportunities in a number of areas, including:
» The history of Oakland, the Bay Area, and California
» Community and family life over a span of more than 100 years (1868-1981)
» History of the early conservation movement, particularly water and forestry issues
» Early history of medicine in California
To arrange time to work in the archives, please call (510) 444-2187. You may also call this number for information on the important archival holdings relating to the Pardees at Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley.
Internship opportunities exist for advanced students in history, the fine arts, anthropology, historic preservation, and museum studies.