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What is the best way for students who have never been to a a museum before view the exhibits productively?

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2011-09-14 08:34:23

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"How_to_learn_at_museums_the_first_time">How to learn at museums

the first time

If one has never visited a museum, one should follow this basic


1. Make a plan. Using a map, look at the possible routes through

the museum. Make sure to include most of the exhibits you want to


2. Distribute notepads and pens. Have students copy a sentence

or 2 about the exhibits that catch their eye. You can all share

answers back in the classroom.

3. It is NEVER too late for a lunch break! Make sure to visit

shops and food areas to kep your students from nodding off!

4. During lunch, sit with the children and ask questions about

the museum and take requests for places to visit next.

5. In the classroom, have students take out their notebooks or

paper and call on children to read their explinations out loud.

Write them on the blackboard, and ask that the students copy them.

Once this is done, make a word wall of some kind regarding what you

saw today and assign for the kids to look up different aspects of

things they saw.

  • tips*

Remember, a museum is also fun. Encourage talking about

exhibits. Museums can be as fun as amusement parks. Always make bad

mummy jokes at Egyptian exhibits, or any bad joke pertaining to the

subject manner. And, if you can, get an offical or an expert to

lecture the kids on the subject matter. Kids can pick up alot from

a 10 minute lecture!

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