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103 resources with the concept museums

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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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On This Day: The Star-Spangled Banner

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
New ReviewYou may not be able to take your class to see Ft. McHenry, the birthplace of our national anthem, but using video clips, your learners can see the site for themselves. A curated collection of videos discusses the writing of the anthem in...
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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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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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Telling Our Indigenous Stories

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How far back is 40,000 years? Scholars research the first indigenous people in Aboriginal Australia. Using museum artifacts, maps, and background readings, they form conclusions on the life of the first Australians and their struggles to...
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Chicago Adventure, Part Three: Little Skeletons

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How do museums keep up with all of the tiny creatures they collect? Go behind the scenes through a video from a larger playlist covering mammals. The narrator shows how skeletal parts are numbered, then examines the museum's collection...
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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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Where'd You Get All Those Dead Animals?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why do zoologists collect animal specimens for research? And, how many animals is enough? Explore both sides of a current debate in the scientific community using a video that is part of a larger playlist on mammals. Topics include where...
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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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A Journey Through Ancient Egypt

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young archaeologists have an opportunity to learn about ancient Egypt courtesy of the materials in a resource that prepares classes for a visit to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. After examining information about the Predynastic Period,...
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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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Special Friends: Challenge Activities (Theme 9)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Special Friends is the theme of a unit comprised of challenge activities for those who have already mastered the skills in the Houghton Mifflin unit Special Friends. Extended learning opportunities include writing an activity book, a...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Trip to an Art Gallery

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Have your Spanish speakers give museum tours with this interactive plan. To simplify this entertaining idea, bring in art pieces and create a gallery in your very own classroom. Provide the names of different works of art and have your...
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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 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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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 in which they...
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A Bug's Life

For Students 6th - 8th
In this biology worksheet, students create a presentation for a museum about the children they encounter during their journey as an insect. They identify the types of food the insect eats and its habitat. Students also describe their...
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Art and Artists: Diversity of Learners Adaptation

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Learners determine the style of place cards as well as how to display phots of artwork. They organize and design an art museum for parents and other students to enjoy. Learners create place cards to explain the artwork, artist, as well...