Historic Vancouver
Saturday, December 4th, 2021
Course Number SS 411c or SS511c 1 Credit $140
There can be additional materials and entrance fees. Check with the instructor for specific details for this class.

Discover living history, interactive exhibits and hands-on activities for your students as you visit the Vancouver Historic Site, Officers Row, the Pearson Air Museum, and the Vancouver Land Bridge in this one day class. The Vancouver Historic Site was one of the first military and supply centers in the west, and continues to serve as an educational resource. A walk along Officer's Row will provide insight into 19th century architecture, while the Pearson Air Museum provides an historic look at aviation. This class will provide lots of ideas to build your history and science curriculum.


OMSI & More
Sunday, December 5th, 2021
Course Number SS411b or SS511b 1 Credit $140
There can be additional materials and entrance fees. Check with the instructor for specific details for this class.

Discover dozens of science, history, art and architectural lesson ideas, as we tour two impressive museums on Portland’s east side. We’ll visit OMSI and the Oregon Rail Heritage Center, and we will tour the outside exhibits adjacent to OMSI and discuss the natural and human history of the Willamette River. Along the way, we’ll discover lots of ideas for bringing the study of science, history and math to the classroom.


East Multnomah County Treasures
Saturday, December 11th, 2021
Course Number SS412X or SS512X 1 Credit $140
There can be additional materials and entrance fees. Check with the instructor for specific details for this class.

In this fun and informative class, we will explore natural, historic, and cultural sites in Gresham and Fairview. Our morning adventure will begin with a walk along the Butler Creek Greenway that connects Binford Lake with Butler Creek Park. Next, we will visit Gresham Main City Park, and then we will tour Downtown Gresham to discover the area's public art and history. In the afternoon, we will visit beautiful Red Sunset Park, before discovering the history, art, and culture of McMenamin's Edgefield. Throughout the day, teaching ideas will be discussed that can be implemented across the curriculum.


Inside Downtown Portland
Wednesday-Thursday, December 22-23, 2021
Course Number SS405X or SS505X  2 credits  $250
There can be additional materials and entrance fees. Check with the instructor for specific details for this class.

Discover dozens of educational opportunities in Downtown Portland.  You'll experience history, examine dozens of innovative art works, and you'll see some outstanding architecture. Our travels will take us to Old Town, the Yamhill Historic District, the Pioneer District, Central Library, Powell's Bookstore and the South Park Blocks. We'll also explore several beautiful fountains and we'll visit five historic hotels. This class is applicable for K-12 teachers, and has been designed to energize your art, history, social studies and math programs.


Public Art & Neighborhood History--Westside MAX
Tuesday-Wednesday, December 28-29, 2021
Course Number SS405M or SS505M  2 credits  $235
There can be additional materials and entrance fees. Check with the instructor for specific details for this class.

Study more than 100 new pieces of public art along the Westside MAX line, and learn the history of local neighborhoods from Hillsboro to Downtown Portland. Through discussions and hands-on exploration, you’ll leave the class with dozens of ideas for field trips, and for integrating art ideas with history, science and social studies lessons for your students. This class is designed for K-12 teachers.


Exploring McMinnville
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Course Number SS410U or SS510U 1 Credit $140
There can be additional materials and entrance fees. Check with the instructor for specific details for this class.

In this fun and diversified new course, we’ll explore the history of McMinnville, and discover a variety of architectural styles, as we tour the historic old town area on foot.  We’ll also visit the Hotel Oregon, where we’ll discover incredible artwork and vintage photography that will bring the hotel’s history to life. We’ll also make our way to the Evergreen Aviation Museum, where we’ll see the historic Spruce Goose, and dozens of other aircraft. Here, we’ll learn about aviation history throughout Oregon, and lesson ideas that focus on engineering and transportation will be discussed. Finally, our visit to Linfield College will integrate local history, art, architecture and landscaping.

December Classes

Peter's Walking Tours and Continuing Education Courses.