ERIC Number: ED191756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Programs for Historic Sites and Houses. Sourcebook No. 3.
George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Center for Museum Education.
The document, intended for educators working at an historical site, focuses on programs which demonstrate alternate approaches to teaching history. It is presented in seven sections. Section one discusses issues in planning an educational program at an historical site. Section two describes educational programs at the Adirondack Museum (New York), The Children's Museum (Boston), Colorado Historical Society (Denver), Monmouth County Historical Association (New Jersey), National Portrait Gallery (Washington, D.C.), Old Sturbridge Village (Massachusetts), Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Sunrise Foundation, Inc. (West Virginia). Section three presents materials used by various museums. Included are a description of one of the steps on a walking tour, pre-visit materials for students, a "Primer of Community Resources," a description of a one-day live-in program for fifth graders, and an introduction to a guidebook for adults who visit an historical setting with children. The fourth section contains three essays on innovative approaches to teaching history. The approaches focus on a study of the nail, the importance of field-based education, and the need to understand the contrasts between past and present living. The two remaining sections list resources and an annotated bibliography of museum publications. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Bros. Fund, New York, NY.; National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Center for Museum Education.
Note: Article from the Henry Ford Museum has been removed by ERIC due to poor reproducibility of original document. For related documents, see SO 012 728-729.