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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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Creating Historians: Send Them Out

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Get teenagers out of the classroom in the pursuit of history; part three of a series on approaching social studies as a group of historians.
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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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Landscape Confection: Pre-visit Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Upper graders explore the concepts of landscape art, man, nature and their inter-relationship. This is a critical thinking and analysis activity intended to prepare the class for an up coming trip to a local art museum. They analyze,...
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Using Historic Digital Newspapers for National History Day

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Your learners will take a trip through history as they peruse through historic digitalized newspapers, reading real articles from such historical periods in the United States as the Temperance movement and passage of the Thirteenth...
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Sharing Our Past

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students study and write about local history. In this local history lesson, students learn about their local history before visiting a group of senior citizens to discuss what they know. They practice the questions they will ask the...
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What Do You See?

For Teachers 8th
Use these activities during a trip to a local art museum or after viewing art work online. Kids find a piece of art, describe it to a friend, who then draws it as it is described. In groups, they fill out a reflection worksheet as they...
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Lesson: Tlatelocloc: The Localized Negotiation of Future Imaginaries

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After reading though some great background information regarding Mexico's history, learners explore a terrible incident and the art that stemmed from it. They learn about the event surrounding the Tlatelolco Massacre and the art created...
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The Young Naturalist

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Beginning with a brief history of our 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt, then followed by a discussion of his interest in nature, young scientists take to the outdoors to locate and observe local plants and insects. Scholars return to...
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Visiting the Western Heritage Museum

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders discover Westward expansion. They view a PowerPoint presentation on heritage in Omaha, go on a scavenger hunt, and visit a local museum. The scavenger hunt is used as a way to facilitate the museum experience. This lesson...
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West Virginia State Museum Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore historic West Virginia. In this US history lesson, students examine primary sources and political cartoons that depict the issues of statehood for West Virginia and the role that those played in the Civil War. This...
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History Close to Home: Creating Your Own Special Museum

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners create their own museum exhibit. In this museum creation lesson plan, students research their local history so they can decide on a theme for their exhibit and what objects they will use in order to design a museum exhibit. A...
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Pre-fieldtrip Preparation: Museum Windham Textile & History

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders prepare for a trip to the Windham Textile and History Museum. In this industrialization activity, 11th graders discover what it was like to work in the textile mills and then write their own oral history accounts of life...
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Life and Art of Pablo Picasso

For Teachers 11th
Art history projects can be a lot of fun. Budding art historians research the life, art, and times of Pablo Picasso, visit the local art museum, and create a multimedia presentation showcasing his art and personal history. Handouts,...
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The Museum Idea

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners evaluate and record the various types of museum careers. In this The Museum Idea lesson plan, students create a bicentennial time capsule, design a Museum of me, and make a classroom mini museum. In addition learners visit a...
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"History of My Family"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore world geography by participating in a family history project. In this U.S.S.R. lesson, students read assigned text regarding the Stalinist era of Russia and the intolerance that thrived there. High schoolers answer...
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A Sense of Belonging

For Teachers K - 2nd
In order to understand how the land changes over time because of the people who live there, learners interview an elderly person about the past. Children ask an older family member to describe what the local area was like when they were...
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The Power of Remembrance

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
On every July 4th, we watch fireworks and celebrate our independence, but how is the history of the American Revolution preserved? Four social studies lesson guide learners through different memorials, commemorative objects, and restored...
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Curating an Exhibit

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A curated exhibit at a museum has a point of view. Artifacts are selected and arranged to cause viewers to contemplate this point of view or theme. An interactive provides class members with an opportunity to create an exhibit, to curate...
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How Art Gives Shape to Cultural Change

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
"Can a museum be a catalyst in a community? Can a museum house artists and allow them to be change agents as communities re-think themselves?" Watch as curator Thelma Golden re-imagines the museum as a think tank and explores the...
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Real Life Challenge

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Youngsters create a museum display. Using historically accurate designs, they are asked to design and build a museum display for a local museum (pretend letter). Then research, and build a display to submit for viewing at the 'museum'....
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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Earnest Research

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Incorporating research and project-based learning while celebrating Native American Heritage Month.
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Is Charleston Your Lucky Charm?

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students determine what makes Charleston, West Virginia unique. In this West Virginia history instructional activity, students explore the West Virginia History Museum to identify why Charleston became the capitol of the state.
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Historic Wilkes County

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders visit their local historic buildings. For this local history lesson, 3rd graders take a trip to their local Heritage Museum and visit a historic building. While on the trip students take pictures. Students then create a...