ERIC Number: ED418916
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Museums & Learning. A Guide for Family Visits.
Greene, Wilma Prudhum; Magarity, Diane, Ed.
The suggestions in this booklet address the needs of children between the ages 4-12. The booklet shows how museums can inform and inspire and build skills for both classroom and lifelong learning. Suggestions are given for ways to make family visits to museums a special opportunity to spend time together in a rich learning environment. Museums also help children make the connection between the things they see and already know to things that they are learning in the school and the home. Chapters include: (1) "Foreword"; (2) "Introduction"; (3) "Museums Galore!"; (4) "The Museum Visit: Making the Most of It"; and (5) "Complementary Learning: Schools and Families." An 8-item bibliography section and a 49-item resources section offer additional ideas. (EH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Media and Information Services.; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Office of Education.
Note: Colored pictures may not photocopy well. Illustrated by Roberta Toth.