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Health and Fitness at the Children's Museum of Houston

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Designed as pre-and-post activities for a field trip to the Children's Museum of Houston, these 10 activities (and a few videos too!) are easily adapted to any classroom. The lessons can be paired with a class fitness plan or unit. Pick...
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Museum of Tolerance: Teaching Tolerance

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How do you teach classes to recognize and confront intolerance? To recognize their preconceptions and commit to change? The materials in this collection, prepared by the Museum of Tolerance, are designed to achieve these goals. Whether...
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The Museum of Disability Resources: Reading Comprehension

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Everyone is different, and that makes everyone special. Combine empathy and reading skills with a series of reading comprehension activities from the Museum of Disability. The stories and questions encourage your class to see the world...
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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Printable Exhibition

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War is a collection of 13 resources from a printable exhibition curated by the Smithsonian Museum of American History.  Each resource begins with a summary and a table of contents. The resources...
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Finding Our Families, Finding Ourselves

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Give scholars the opportunity to discover their past with a collection from the Museum of Tolerance that highlights the uniqueness of every family's story. Learners gain insight through interviews, family tress, heirlooms, and oral...
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Teaching With Laurel Grove School

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
The Laurel Grove school was established by freedmen and freedwomen after the United States Civil War. The school is now a museum and offers this collection of six lessons that use primary and secondary source materials to tell the story...
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Becoming Us

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
The mission statement of the National Museum of American History’s Becoming US: Teaching Immigration and Migration History in the 21st Century series is to provide “educational resources for high school teachers and students to learn...
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Summer Brain Games: Explore STEM in the City!

For Students K - 6th Standards
Chicago’s Museum of science+industry presents hands-on science activities designed to keep young brains engaged over the summer. The projects, which use readily available items, include engineering a skyscraper, a gravity sewer, and...
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Expressing Emotions Through Art

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
The J. Paul Getty Museum presents a series of sequential lessons designed for primary school children that focuses on the ways artists depict or express feelings of caring and working together in works of art. To begin, young scholars...
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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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Career Connections | Museum Exhibitions Preparator

For Students 6th - 12th
A lot goes into creating those exhibits viewers see at museums. Go behind the scenes with an exhibit preparator who works with a curator and a designer to mount those fascinating displays of art.
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Looking and Learning in the Art Museum — Lesson 1

For Teachers 6th - 12th
To prepare for a field trip to a local art museum, art class members journal their initial reactions to a reproduction of the work they will focus on during their visit. The whole class then considers the artistic elements in the piece...
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Mesozoic Museum

For Students 6th - 12th
Mini museum curators create an exhibit that showcases the Mesozoic era. Pupils use their knowledge of dinosaurs to make informative posters, drawings, and dioramas. Following three steps to complete the hands-on activity, scholars read...
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Museums, Museums, Museums!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners explore the websites for museums in either Paris or Madrid. They complete a website worksheet, answer questions about each museum, and create an ad for one of the museums.
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Pop-Up Museum

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Museums offer more than interesting exhibits—they are key to keeping history alive. An immersive activity uses a virtual field trip to show academics the importance of museums in preserving history. Young historians learn how museums are...
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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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The Value of a Museum

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students view a video about the value of museums. They discover how they preserve history and culture and at the same time educate the public. They discuss other ways they can learn history.
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Mini Museum

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students brainstorm about the different types of museums and complete a worksheet by looking at artifacts and what they think that object did. They work together in groups to complete a KWL chart throughout the lesson plan.
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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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