Students discover the role of museums. They read primary source documents about people who have visited them. They create their own exhibition with their own artifacts.
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Visiting the Western Heritage Museum
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...
3rd Social Studies & History
Wells Fargo History Museum: Curriculum Guide
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...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Women's History Wax Museum
Bring influential historical figures to life with a highly interactive and informative activity. Your class members will research important activists during the women's suffrage movement and then share what they have learned by role...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Island of the Blue Dolphins Final Project
As your class finishes its reading of Island of the Blue Dolphins, allow your students to choose from this list of final projects. From creating a shoebox museum or researching modern day survival stories, to writing a diary or newspaper...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
My Famous Person Report
Here is a must-have, comprehensive resource of project guidelines for any teacher looking to assign a famous person report or biography project. It includes a fantastic list of suggested activities that learners can complete for their...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Looking and Learning in the Art Museum
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...
K - 5th English Language Arts
A Living Timeline of Civil Rights
Take a step into a live museum exhibit featuring important people and events from the Civil Rights Movement. Here, scholars research, write a summary, and present their new-found knowledge orally as well as visually to museum...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable