ERIC Number: ED207534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun-11
A Co-operative Educational Program: The Presentation of Museum Artifact Kits in Community Elementary Schools.
Hawfield, Michael C.; DuVall, Charles R.
The Artifact Kits program, which centers on the presentation of two collections of local history artifacts by local university undergraduate students to children in the community elementary schools, is designed to meet three educational needs of the community: the museum's responsibility for broad dissemination of the community heritage, practical training of prospective social studies teachers, and the enrichment of the elementary school social studies curriculum. This multi-level project integrating several existing but separate educational resources concentrated on fourth-grade students, who were given not only an introduction to their regional cultural heritage, but also an opportunity to handle the artifacts, thereby generating greater interest and making a more lasting impression than would be realized by more conventional methods. At the same time, the university students received valuable teaching experience and the museum gained by stimulation of student interest in its collections. (Author/RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Museums (76th, Indianapolis, IN, June 11, 1981).