Faces of Fort Point

Grade 4

New Virtual Program!

How can buildings and artifacts help me to see the history of a place?

Fort Point Arches, Students, and the Golden Gate Bridge

Faces of Fort Point transports 4th grade history sleuths to Gold Rush Fort Point to discover and imagine another time and place. Arrange a live virtual program with Ranger Hector and he will lead students on a journey through the halls of Fort Point using an engaging and exciting video. Afterwards, join us back in the virtual classroom for an in-depth artifact investigation featuring the tools that the people of Fort Point once used! Students will investigate these primary sources and understand to observe and infer wherever they go! Join us on this virtual adventure to learn more about the faces of Fort Point.

Program Description

Faces of Fort Point uses the Understanding by Design framework, incorporates Common Core Standards and Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies.

Faces of Fort Point is framed by the Essential Question – "How can buildings and artifacts help me to see the history of a place?"

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Point of Inquiry Teacher Guide

Point of Inquiry Teacher Guide

Find teacher guide and curriculum for Point of Inquiry.

Student Toolbox

Student Toolbox

Find background reading material for your students to prepare for their visit

Behind the Bricks

Behind the Bricks

Explore the self-guided investigation program at Fort Point


Last updated: November 10, 2020

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