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ERIC Number: ED438635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug-4
Pages: 28
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Museums, Adventures, Discovery Activities: Gifted Curriculum Intrinsically Differentiated.
Haensly, Patricia A.
This paper discusses how museums, adventure programs, and discovery activities can become an intrinsically differentiated gifted curriculum for gifted learners. Museums and adventure programs are a forum for meaningful learning activities. The contextual characteristics of effectively designed settings for learning activities can, if the activities are constructed appropriately, become the right match or fit for any learner at any level of prior knowledge, any level of ability, and any predominance of participatory model. The last section of the paper describes a variety of examples of learning in museum settings, including the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center and the Whatcom County Children's Museum, and a discovery learning curriculum on the history of civilization for third-graders. Adventure programs for adolescent learners are also highlighted, and include the Galveston Island Adventure, Camp Planet Earth, and the Lummi Summer Science Program. (Contains 55 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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