ERIC Number: ED202789
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-3
Reference Count: 0
Museum Kits: A Joint Venture of Indiana University at South Bend and the Northern Indiana Historical Society Museum. An Illustrated Presentation.
DuVall, Charles R.; Hawfield, Michael C.
This publication describes a joint program in which K-12 social studies methods students enrolled at Indiana University utilize the facilities of the Northern Indiana Historical Society Museum (NIHSM). The museum has developed two kits--the Indian Kit and the Pioneer Kit--which contain items most representatve of the pioneer and Indian eras of northern Indiana. As part of their course work, methods students are required to make a minimum of three kit presentations to fourth grade classes in local public schools and to conduct a minimum of one field trip through the museum. The methods students are trained in the use of the kits through a slide presentation. Slides were made of each item in the kits and descriptions of each item were recorded. As part of their training, students are also required to read the "Handbook for Museum Tour Guides" which contains background readings, presents directions for using the kits, and helps the students prepare for conducting a field trip through the museum. To advertise the program, a brochure is designed, printed and mailed through Indiana University to each fourth grade teacher of Indiana history in St. Joseph County. Teachers return the reservation form to the museum's Education Coordinator if they wish to schedule either a kit or a field trip. Appendices, which comprise the bulk of the publication, include a sample of the slide descriptions, the table of contents of the handbook, and letters sent to the teachers. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Indiana Council for the Social Studies (42nd, Muncie, IN, April 3, 1981). Frames in Appendix A and small print type in Appendix B may not reproduce clearly from EDRS in microfiche or paper copy.