Educational Resources

Educational Overview

Welcome to the Charles H. Wright Education website, an online resource to serve educators, students, and families. This website provides an overview of the Museum's education and public programs, information on how to plan a visit, online teaching and learning materials, virtual tours of traveling exhibitions, online catalogs of the library and historical collections, and a calendar of exhibition schedules and educational programs.

The Charles H. Wright Museum's Education and Public Programs Department (EPP) mission is to provide great aesthetic, interpretive and intellectual experiences, and learning opportunities that can inspire and serve diverse audiences for a lifetime. These experiences and opportunities include an array of impacting and enriching curricular and community educational programs, curatorial and library services, a contemporary artists program, volunteer opportunities, and online resources.

Please choose from the following links:

    • Programs - an overview of educational programs and services
    • Standards- an overview of the museum's educational offerings in support of the Michigan Curriculum Framework
    • Workshops- an overview of workshops offered by the museum's Department of Education



Explore our Educational sites:

UGRR-thumb Underground Railroad: The Struggle Against Slavery

Produced by a partnership with Eastern Michigan University, Michigan-based scholars, and The Wright Museum

• Encyclopedic entries
• Interactive maps
• Video interviews and documentary shorts
• Downloadable instructional materials
• Online course featuring 12 lectures by Dr. Roy Finkenbine, Professor of History, University of Detroit-Mercy

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program.

resa-modules African American History Teaching and Learning Modules

Series 1: Ancient West African History for Grade 5 and above
Journey back in time with the help of Willy Turnip and his friends and family

• Module videos and games
• Interactive timeline- 500 BCE to 1800 CE
• Interactive map
• Multimedia glossary
• Teacher's guide

African American History Teaching and Learning Modules are made possible through support by the Whitney Fund.

liv-hist Living History

Designed to complement an area of the And Still We Rise core exhibition, Documenting The Great Migration.

• Interactive timeline – 1865- 1950
• Oral history video clips
• Downloadable timeline entries

Living History was made possible by funding from the Knight Foundation.

archives Archive and Research Center

Access library resources, manuscripts and photograph collections that support the study of Africa and the African American Experience.

• Search our online catalog
• Browse our finding aids that include biographies, scope & contents, names/subjects, and more information about each collection

Collections are non-circulating; in-house use only