Finding Our Families, Finding Ourselves After School Program

The Finding Our Families, Finding Ourselves youth program is a 2-hour program that explores America’s multicultural legacy and exposes students to personal stories of migration and immigration. This program is appropriate for students in 3rd grade and above.

Students in this program journey into the past to discover the challenges faced by immigrants travelling to the U.S. in the 19th and 20th centuries. By hearing the family stories of noted celebrities, students realize the importance of speaking to relatives about their family history and are encouraged to identify their own mentors and role-models.

During this program, students:

  • Tour the inspirational multimedia exhibit, Finding Our Families, Finding Ourselves - learn more about the exhibit here
  • Participate in a Quilt Activity identifying multicultural artifacts and discussing the importance of diversity acceptance and understanding
  • Research their own family heritage through an introductory activity in our computer lab

The exhibit content is aligned with the California State/LAUSD History-Social Studies and English-Language Arts content standards.

For more information on this program, or to arrange your group’s visit for the Finding Our Families, Finding Ourselves program, please call 310-772-7639.

Already booked your program?

  • Prepare your students for their visit by visiting the Museum of Tolerance Teacher Resources section of the website.
  • An After School Activity Guide is available here.
  • Review Parking information and Helpful Reminders for your visit here
  • Download our program evaluation form to be completed after your museum visit. Your feedback is important to us!


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