ERIC Number: ED204966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Utilizing the Museum Concept for Academically Talented Children.
Sawyer, Walter E.; Snapp, Carolyn
The Museum Resource Center in Waterford, New York, is a pullout program where gifted elementary students work on individual projects in science, technology, or the humanities. Students engage in five tasks in developing a museum display: selcting a topic, exploring it in depth, constructing a display to illustrate their findings, demonstrating their display, and communicating the importance of the display. The project is designed to help students take responsibility for their work, increase their ability to use logical inference, and understand methods of inquiry and research. Mechanics of the program (screening, instruction, evaluation, and personnel) are described. Sample forms are appended. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Museum Resource Center NY
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (59th, New York, NY, April, 1981, Session F-60).