ERIC Number: ED343823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Hershey Museum. A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Museum: A Secondary Curriculum Project To Bring the Museum to the Classroom.
Murray, William J.
Lesson plans for secondary teachers based on documents and objects found in the Hershey Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania comprise the document. The Museum seeks to make its resources available to teachers who are not able to bring their students from the classroom to the Museum. Photocopied reproductions of the documents are provided for the document lessons. Sets of slides of the objects have been prepared for each "exhibit" lesson and can be borrowed free of charge by mail from the education department at the Museum. In one case an actual object in the Museum is needed for the lesson and that can be borrowed free of charge by mail. Among the lessons are the "Mayor's Court: A 1797 Petition to the Governor" (document lesson); "Hand Made vs Factory Made: The Pottery of Central Pennsylvania" (exhibit lesson); and "Victorian Middle Class Life: 1875-1900, a Comparison with an earlier Period" (exhibit lesson). Each lesson plan is divided into nine sections: (1) the larger picture or overview; (2) potential units in which this lesson could be taught; (3) content and source; (4) slides provided; (5) time; (6) background information; (7) sample student objectives; (8) document (or object) examination, interpretation, and speculation; and (9) more information. The lessons are designed for middle school and senior high school U.S. history classes but can be used in other courses as well. (DB)
Descriptors: Educational Resources, History Instruction, Museums, Resource Centers, Secondary Education, Social Studies, State History, United States History
Hershey Museum, 170 West Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, PA, 17033 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Hershey Museum, PA.