ERIC Number: ED401093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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Classroom Museums: Touchable Tables for Kids Grades 3-6.
This book provides ideas for table exhibits for grades 3-6 in nine different subject areas. These areas are: marine life; nature in the backyard; the history and uses of flags; impressionist painters and art; winter festivals around the world; fibers and fabrics; Native Americans in touch with the land; sugar and chocolate; and keeping the earth, air and water healthy. The book provides teachers a method of offering hands-on learning opportunities based on the trend in traditional museums to create special touching rooms. The idea is to create experiential opportunities that can serve as a springboard for creative thinking by students to enhance self-esteem, stimulate interest in science, and promote cross-cultural understanding. Teacher how-to checklists, discussion guidelines, samples of student activities, student handouts, a resource bibliography, text for table displays, and sketches for a sample table are provided. (AIM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Creative Activities, Discovery Processes, Display Aids, Ecology, Elementary Education, Exhibits, Instructional Materials, Marine Education, Museums, Natural Sciences, Science Teaching Centers, Teaching Methods, Visual Aids
GoodYearBooks, ScottForesman, 1900 E. Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60025.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
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