It’s that time of year again; school is back in session. Educators, are you trying to find a fun and unique way to present American history to your students? Unite with Geppi’s Entertainment Museum and help transport your students to various time periods of American History as told through the world of pop culture.
Geppi’s offers tours geared towards school groups of all ages. Tours can be fashioned around objectives to add extra insight to a lesson plan. The Museum’s main focus is pop culture, a subject intriguing to most. American history can be taught through pop culture themes as many icons were developed in response to the times. Visit the Educational Programs page of Geppi's website for information on how to arrange a tour.
Encompassing a wide scope of American history, Geppi’s Entertainment Museum has a large array of objects to entice the student mind. There are eight rooms to explore, taking the visitor as far back as 1776 and bringing them all the way to the present. “A Story In Four Colors” is often referred to as the “Comic Book Room”, and rightfully so. It is filled with comics. This room holds comics from the past and the present. The topics that can be taught in this room are endless. “Pioneer Spirit: Baltimore Heroes” brings history home. Baltimore has spurred its share of icons. Students will be inspired and amazed by heroes who grew up in their hometown. “Extra! Extra!” presents years 1776 through 1927 when playful characters started to grace newspapers and advertisements. Americans began to embrace the idea of entertainment at home. “When Heroes Unite” takes the visitor from 1928 to 1945. America felt two major hardships during this time, the Great Depression and WWII. During this period, some of the most loved American icons were born. “America Tunes In” looks at years 1945 to 1960. Television brought a new entertainment and educational tool into the American home. ”Revolution” investigates years 1961 to 1970. Blockbuster movies, rock n roll, and influential cartoons were grabbing American attention and hearts. “Expanding Universe” explores years 1971 to 1990. America is changing to the informational age and new technology is bringing more into the homestead. “Going Global” covers 1991 to present day. In this multimedia world, Americans are bombarded by pop culture and new icons every day.
Need a new environment to stimulate students? Looking for a creative way to teach American history? Join your super powers with Geppi's and discover history through pop culture.