||Kid Curators Resources
Learning on Display: Student-Created
Museums That Build Understanding (ASCD,
the school museum project planning and instructional processes.
Go to the ASCD website to purchase a copy: www.ascd.org
View the ASCD study guide for Learning on Display: Student-Created Museums That Build Understanding
This ASCD Study Guide is designed to enhance your understanding of Learning on Display: Student-Created Museums That Build Understanding, an ASCD book written by Linda D'Acquisto and published in May 2006. Learning on Display offers step-by-step advice and practical resources for transforming your curriculum into motivating museum projects. The study guide will help you make connections between the text and your personal and professional experiences.
You can use the study guide after you have read the entire book or as you finish each chapter. The questions provided are not meant to cover all aspects of the book; rather, they address selected ideas that might warrant further reflection. Most of the questions are ones you can think about on your own, but you might consider discussing your ideas with colleagues who are reading Learning on Display or planning a school museum project.
The author invites you to share your ideas, examples, and questions about school museum projects with other teachers through her Web site, www.kidcurators.com. For more information about how to post your ideas, or if you have any questions or comments about this study guide or about the book, you may contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educational Leadership: Read
the September 2002 issue of Educational Leadership, "Do
Students Care About Learning?" www.ascd.org
Excellent Museum Links
Smithsonian Institution http://www.smithsonian.org
The Smithsonian Institution website has links to all of the Smithsonian museums including the African Art Museum, Air and Space Museum and Udvar-Hazy Center, American Art Museum and its Renwick gallery, American History Museum, American Indian Museum, Anacostia Museum, Arts and Industries Building, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, National Zoo, Natural History Museum, Portrait Gallery, Postal Museum, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Most of the Smithsonian museum websites offer on line exhibitions and virtual tours. Look for educator links on these sites—many offer lesson plans as well downloadable resources that may be useful in the research phase of the school museum project. For example…the American History Museum site has a link to the exhibition, Separate Is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education. There is a wealth of educational materials available on this site including web resources and teacher materials, a middle school and high school electronic field trip, and a teacher guide that includes primary source materials, photographs, and teacher briefing sheets that are downloadable.
Indianapolis Children’s Museum http://www.childrensmuseum.org
The Indianapolis Children’s Museum’s website has links to current, past, and future exhibitions, collections, downloadable teacher guides, and more. For example….Bones: An Exhibit Inside You is a past exhibition that now is available online. The following link takes you to the “exhibit” portion of this website that includes Bones exhibit narrative, collection highlights and virtual tours.
Exploratorium: The Museum of Science, Art, and Human Perception http://www.exploratorium.edu
The Exploratorium website has a collection of digitized museum materials including images, audio files, video files, and more available in the “educate” portion of this website. If you include proper references to their copyright many of these files are downloadable for educational use. (Read the Exploratorium’s acceptable use policy for more information.)
The Exploratorium website’s online exhibitions, hands-on activities, and online activities could provide useful research information for student exhibit teams.
Teen Arts Council at Walker Art Center http://teens.walkerart.org
about the Teen Arts Council at Walker Art Center.
Teen Chicago www.teenchicago.org
Learn about Teen Chicago, a student-created professional exhibition.
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American Museum of Natural History, Resources for Learning
Hundreds of resources related to anthropology, astronomy, biology, earth science, and paleontology are available on this site and are organized by grade level. These age-appropriate research sources and classroom activities may provide useful information for exhibit teams that are investigating related school museum focus questions.
The New York Public Library Digital Gallery
NYPL Digital Gallery provides access to over 480,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including manuscripts, maps, posters, photographs, illustrated books, and more.
The Smithsonian Education www.smithsonianeducation.org
page contains resources for teachers and students. It includes
lesson plans and student-friendly websites listed by subject
The Learning Page http://memory.loc.gov/learn
teachers by the Library of Congress, provides access to
historical documents, lesson plans for using primary sources
in the classroom, and other features and activities.
Kathy Schrock's Guide
for Educators http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide
a categorized list of Internet sites related to various
Is a global network established
for teachers and students interested in collaborating on
Our Documents www.ourdocuments.gov
Contains 100 milestone
documents compiled by the National Archives and Records
Administration. The documents chronicle United States history
from 1776 to 1965.
Jackdaw Publications www.jackdaw.com
primary source collections organized by topic area.