What is Act 48?
The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Act 48 requires all PA certified educators to participate annually in ongoing professional education.
Act 48-Approved Education
The Museum now offers Act 48-approved history-focused and innovation-centered educational units through the Capital Area Intermediate Unit 15 (IU15). The activities and lesson plans help to meet the continuing education needs of schools and their professional employees so they, in turn, may meet the specific needs of their students.
Current Opportunities: Open to all educators
A Historic View of the American Automobile
This activity is open from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022, and discusses
• Pre-World War II Classic Automobiles
• Henry Ford Puts America on Wheels
• The Blue Collar Three (Depression Era 1929 –
Ford Model A, Chevrolet Big Six, and Plymouth Model U)
• Preston Tucker’s Dream Car – the Tucker ’48.
There are oral presentations, testing, and a survey. The cost for this activity is $20 payable to the Museum upon arrival.
The Model T Driving Experience
The Ford Model T is an automobile produced by Ford Motor Company from October 1, 1908, to May 26, 1927. It is generally regarded as the first affordable automobile, which made car travel available to middle-class Americans. The relatively low price was partly the result of Ford’s efficient fabrication, including assembly line production instead of individual handcrafting. Ford’s Model T was successful not only because it provided inexpensive transportation on a massive scale, but also because the car signified innovation for the rising middle class and became a powerful symbol of the United States’ age of modernization. With 15 million sold, it stood eighth on the top-ten list of most sold cars of all time, as of 2012. During this activity, participants get behind the wheel of a Model T and learn how to drive this classic car. The cost for this activity is $150 payable to Museum upon arrival. This activity is open from July 1, 2021, through October 15, 2021.
Enrollment is through the Capital Area Intermediate Unit 15. Enroll NOW! For additional information, please contact IU15 at 717-732-8400.