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Connecting Past and Present: A Local Research Project
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Nine 50-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Digital cameras
- Museum Exhibit Teacher Tips
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
Useful for a wide variety of reading and writing activities, this outlining tool allows students to organize up to five levels of information.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.
- Museum Exhibit Planner
- Museum Exhibit Project Checkpoints
- Research Group Roles
- Tips for Interviews
- Connecting Past and Present Rubric
- Connecting Past and Present Student Reflection
- The Promise of Freedom
- Little Rock Central High School
- Lincoln School Museum
- Scotland Street School Museum
- Metchosin School
- Sturgis One Room School Museum
- Gather enough supplies for each student, including file folders, colored paper, poster board, tri-fold displays, markers, paint, paint brushes, lettering, scissors, cardboard, glue, and tape.
- Prepare a copy of the Museum Exhibit Planner for each student.
- Prepare a copy of the Museum Exhibit Project Checkpoints sheet by writing in due dates for each step. Then reproduce a copy of this sheet for each student in the class.
- Refer to the Museum Exhibit Teacher Tips sheet for suggestions on facilitating a successful project.
- Identify local resources, such as historical societies, a local college or university, the school library, old yearbooks, parent-teacher-student organization, local clubs (i.e., Optimists, Rotary, Civitan, etc.), local citizens/historians, and family members. Become familiar with the availability of resources about different decades in your school’s history. The class will select a decade for their research and should be encouraged to select a decade for which a wide variety of resources are available.
- Gain access to and familiarize yourself with technology needed for this project, including digital cameras, a scanner, and research databases.
- Test the ReadWriteThink Printing Press and Notetaker interactives on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the Technical Support page.