We found 212 reviewed resources for local history museums
The Hidden Worlds within Natural History Museams
4 mins 5th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
The American Museum of Natural History: A Virtual Field Trip with Brian Selznick
16 mins 3rd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Using Historic Digital Newspapers for National History Day
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
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...
Pre-fieldtrip Preparation: Museum Windham Textile & History
Eleventh graders prepare for a trip to the Windham Textile and History Museum. In this industrialization instructional activity, 11th graders discover what it was like to work in the textile mills and then write their own oral history...
Lesson: Tlatelocloc: The Localized Negotiation of Future Imaginaries
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...
How Art Gives Shape to Cultural Change
12 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
"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...
How Bird Vomit Helps Us Understand History
8 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
They didn't just WING this video; it's a real HOOT! An intriguing video in the Brain Scoop Fossils & Geology series explains what owl pellets are and why scientists study them. Then, it covers the extension of how scientists use them...
ISM: Bertha Stenge Quilt Collection Activity: Design a Local Quilting Pattern
5th - 8th
Students research quilt designs by Bertha Stenge. They make a list of things that they could stylize as a design motif. They create a quilt design based on local history and landmarks and sew it onto a pre-made quilt block or quilt.
An Illustrated History of Dinosaurs
12 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Science and art influence each other, and a visual study of dinosaurs based on artwork throughout time introduces an interesting topic. The video from the PBS Eons channel features Hank Green. It highlights artwork from the earliest...
History Close to Home: Creating Your Own Special Museum
3rd - 6th
Students 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...