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ERIC Number: ED462365
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 56
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching with Objects and Photographs: Supporting and Enhancing Your Curriculum. A Guide for Teachers.
Sieber, Ellen
This guide is intended for all teachers who wish to enhance their curriculum by incorporating objects and photographs into their lesson plans. Kindergarten and elementary, middle, and high school classrooms can all benefit from expanded use of these materials. The guide can be used across a range of subject areas including history, community, culture, art, language, mathematics, and science and can include objects and photographs. The objects can be everyday or exotic, from this culture and time period or from others, large or small; and the photographs can be formal or informal, historic or modern, commercial or personal. The guide shows how teachers can incorporate objects and photographs into their teaching and how they can enhance the curriculum. The unit is divided into the following sections: (1) "Teaching with Objects: Introduction"; (2) "Teaching with Objects: Approaches"; (3) "Teaching with Objects: Steps To Take"; (4) "Teaching with Objects: Finding 'Stuff'"; (5) "Teaching with Photographs: Approaches"; (6) "Teaching with Photographs: Steps To Take"; (7) "Teaching with Photographs: Finding Photos"; (8) "Archaeological and Cultural Context"; (9) "Glossary"; (10) "Sources"; and (11) "Notes." A "Teacher Resources" section contains the following: "'Learning from Objects' Illustration"; Object Collection; Lesson Plans (n=8); Object Information Sheet; and Photograph Information Sheet. (BT)
Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Indiana University, 601 East 8th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408-3812 ($5). Tel: 812-855-6873; Fax: 812-855-0205; e-mail:; Web site: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Mathers Museum of World Cultures.