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Creating a Memorial Museum

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What would you want to see included in a 9/11/2001 memorial museum? Groups analyze artifacts, ephemera, and testimonies and then create a list of items they feel should be included in a 9/11 memorial museum.
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Why Do We Have Museums?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How did the tradition of collecting and displaying interesting items to the public begin? How have museums evolved over time? Offer your young historians a fascinating look into a cultural pastime we so often take for granted in the...
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The Stuff of Stories: Using Museums to Inspire Student Writing

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Middle schoolers write descriptions, narratives, and dialogues based on objects of art and time periods in a museum. They base several writing assignments on art objects and paintings, including a literal description and an emotional...
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The Hidden Worlds within Natural History Museums

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Behind the closed doors of natural history museums lies a hidden world of scientific research and discovery that goes unseen for visitors. Follow along as this short video explores different scientific mysteries that have been solved...
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Looking and Learning in the Art Museum

For Teachers K - 5th
Have you just visited an art museum? Or can you create a gallery in your classroom to visit? Pupils create an original drawing that reinforces what was learned in a visit to the art museum. They will view original art work and verbally...
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The Altes Museum in Berlin: An Institution of German Romanticism

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Museums that house art also house history. Take a look inside the Altes Museum in Berlin with a great presentation that provides background on the construction and history of the museum. Image and text will help learners conceptualize...
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The American Museum of Natural History: A Virtual Field Trip with Brian Selznick

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Author Brian Selznick takes scholars on a virtual field trip to New York City's American Museum of Natural History. Three stops to the Hall of North American Mammals, Mosquito Model, and Hall of Meteorites showcase prominent dioramas and...
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The Role of the Museum

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Museums play an important role in education and preservation of historically and culturally significant information and artifacts. Develop an appreciation among your learners for the scope and depth of work it takes to run a museum. They...
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Designing Museum Exhibits for The Grapes of Wrath: A Multigenre Project

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Challenge readers of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath to create a museum exhibit that uses artifacts to focus on one issue raised by the award winning story of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and the Joads.
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Museum Practice for Students

For Teachers K - 5th
Before any of us can learn to enjoy a trip to an art museum, we need to learn how to behave. This list of activities describe the behavior expected on a trip to an art museum. Each behavior comes with an activity intended to demonstrate...
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Wells Fargo History Museum: Curriculum Guide

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Learn about the California Gold Rush from an institution that has been in place since the early days of the American West: Wells Fargo History Museum. From domain-specific vocabulary review to group research projects, an expansive packet...
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Create A Living Museum

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Which famous people do you admire? Researchers explore the lives of famous people in state history by practice research skills, following step-by-step directions, writing a personal narrative, and participating in a role-play. They can...
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Looking and Learning in the Art Museum — Lesson 3

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Curator, artist, art handler, archivist, conservator-restorer, guide. Who would have thought there were so many different kinds of museum professionals? After a visit to an art museum, class members reflect on the role of the museum in...
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Artifacts Tell Stories: Creating a First World War Museum in the Classroom

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Although designed for the Canadian War Museum, the concept here is a solid one. Class members select an artifact from the First World War, examine it, research it, and craft an explanative label that they attach to their picture and post...
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Trail of Tears Museum Exhibit

For Teachers 8th
Making a complex topic accessible is part of a teacher's job, as well as the job of museum curators and historical archivists. Eighth graders demonstrate their knowledge of the Trail of Tears with a project-based lesson plan in which...
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Carl Akeley's Striped Hyenas

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ever wonder how to create museum dioramas? Examine the newly created striped hyena exhibit through the eyes of a scientist using a video from a larger playlist on mammals. Content includes the origins of the hyenas in the display, why...
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Finding out about Gallery 33

For Students 8th - 12th
While these worksheets are specific for use while visiting the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, they could be used to guide nearly any museum trip. Questions focus on human activity, symbolism, culture, religion, and society as they...
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Looking and Learning in the Art Museum

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Students prepare for a trip to a museum and review the elements of art. In this museum and art lesson, students define the difference between looking at a reproduction of art and an original. Students identify the elements of art in and...
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In the Spirit of... (Museum Visit)

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders participate in a fieldtrip to a museum, and observe the way color is used in different works of art, and how artists use color to express their emotions. They write thank you letters to the museum docents.
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Looking and Learning in the Art Museum

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Students practice looking skills as they reflect upon the differences between viewing original works of art and reproductions. In this art viewing lesson plan, students interpret a work of art using formal analysis and research done for...
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Online Museum Worksheet

For Students 4th - 8th
In this technology instructional activity, students research an online museum and select a topic within that museum. They read the story section and summarize it in a paragraph. Then students list five important things that they learned...
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Building a Museum of Museums on the Web

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Imagine stepping into museums across the world right from the comfort of your own classroom, and analyzing artwork in greater detail than you ever thought possible. Google Art Project has made this possible! Amit Sood briefly introduces...
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Looking and Learning in the Art Museum — Lesson 2

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Is there a difference between examining an original work of art and viewing a reproduction? Class members are asked to reflect on this question after researching a piece, study a reproduction of it, and the examining the original in an...
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Breaking News English: The British Museum

For Students 5th - 10th
In this British Museum worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write,...