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Outreach Programs

The Pearl S. Buck House offers three unique outreach programs that bring the life and legacy of Pearl S. Buck into the classroom.

The Pearl S. Buck Legacy Box

Grades 4-8

Teachers can bring the life and legacy of Pearl S. Buck into the classroom by reserving the Pearl S. Buck Legacy Box. The box contains primary sources, interactive objects, and lesson plans that can be adapted for multiple grade levels and subjects. 

The Pearl S. Buck Legacy Box can be reserved for up to 2 weeks for a $50 fee. Teachers can pick up the box from the Pearl S. Buck House and return it anytime within their two week reserved timeframe. If teachers are unable to pick up the box, shipping charges will also be due.

Traveling Docent

Grades 4-6

Can’t bring your students to the Pearl S. Buck House? Bring the Pearl S. Buck House to your classroom! The hour long, museum educator led program includes creative activities, lessons, and primary source based exploration.

The one hour long in-class field trip can be reserved for $125 for a group of 35 students (max) and $30 dollars for each additional hour.

Teachers can choose from 3 Traveling Docent options:

1. Who is Pearl S. Buck?

Students will discover the life and legacy of Pearl S. Buck as they construct a timeline of her life. They will study primary source materials as they explore Pearl S. Buck’s family, work, humanitarian causes, awards and achievements.

2. What is a Legacy?

Students will explore the themes of Respect, Humanitarianism, and Activism. They will learn how Pearl S. Buck used her talent and determination to promote these themes during her own lifetime and beyond.

3. Learning about Other Cultures

Introduce your students to different cultures through hands-on lessons and activities. Students will learn about other cultures by analyzing hands-on objects, reading Pearl S. Buck’s classic story The Chinese Children Next Door, and re-discovering a classic fairy tale.

Legacy in Literature Program

Grades K-12

Introduce your students to the memorable characters and timeless themes within Pearl S. Buck’s Children’s books. Choose a book from our collection of Pearl S. Buck’s children’s literature and a storyteller will visit your classroom, read the story aloud, engage the class in a book discussion and lead a creative writing activity.

Books in the Collection

The Chinese Children Next Door
Themes: China, Family, Multiculturalism, Storytelling

Mrs. Starling’s Problem
Themes: Family, Nature, Problem Solving

Little Fox in the Middle
Themes: Friendship, Empathy, Nature

The Beech Tree
Themes: Family, Friendship, Nature

The Big Fight
Themes: India, Family, Friendship, Multiculturalism

The one hour long program can be reserved for $125 for a group of 35 students (max) and $30 dollars  for each additional hour.

For Additional Information

For additional information, email programs@pearlsbuck.org. We will respond promptly with information on the resources and programs available.

Teach Pearl Buck legacy in your classroom