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Ancient Nubia - Unit Overview
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These educational videos provide an invaluable resource on Ancient Nubia for Middle and High School Ancient World History and Geography teachers and students. The video content aligns with Geography, Economics, Civics, and Historical Thinking Social Studies standards across the nation. Key concepts and inquiry skills from each content area weave seamlessly throughout the videos and associated lesson plans. This unit overview document links to developed resources on the Archeology in the Community site.

Subject:
Physical Geography
World Cultures
World History
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Author:
Barbara Soots
Washington OSPI OER Project
Jerry Price
Date Added:
08/24/2022
Enhancing Pupil Learning On Museum Visits
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Museums give children experiences above and beyond the everyday - experiences that enrich and build upon classroom teaching and learning. Taking pupils to a museum, or bringing museum artifacts into school, instantly changes the dynamics of the usual learning environment. It gives you as a teacher the opportunity to start afresh with each child, to reach and engage with pupils in new and different ways. This unit explores practical ways in which you can make the most of the UK's extraordinarily dynamic and diverse museums and galleries; it gives you pathways into museum resources, and shares examples of teachers and museum educators making the most of museum artifacts

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Education
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
09/06/2007
Finding You Curatorial Voice
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College archival collections, artifacts, and art work, can often be found on display in dedicated exhibition spaces on campus. Curator's for the exhibits are often recruited from library staff and College faculty. Being the central authorities of scholarship on campus, the decision to allow established academics to curate moments of a college's history seems logical. Yet if we consider the largest audience for these exhibitions, the students, we find a disconnect between the academic presentation of exhibitions and the meaningful engagement of students with the materials these displays present. Students might acknowledge the presence of a text panel and a few artifacts, but how many of the students feel represented by the stories presented? How many of the students share a sense of ownership with the work that is being displayed? These challenges can be resolved using a learner centered approach. Through a guided lesson, students learn the basic principles of exhibition curation. Then, students employed their new skillset to develop an exhibition to be displayed.

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Higher Education
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
11/22/2019
How to apply paper artifact labels
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Sara Rivers-Cofield, Curator of Federal Collections at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, walks through applying acid-free paper labels to artifacts. This is an alternative to labelling artifacts with permanent archival ink, and the tutorial is appropriate for both students and professional education. The Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab) standards and guidelines for preparing artifact collections and their associated records, both paper and digital, for permanent curation at the lab can be found at https://jefpat.maryland.gov/Documents/mac-lab/technical-update-no1-collections-and-conservation-standards.pdf

The MAC Lab is a state-of-the-art archaeological research, conservation, and curation facility located at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, the State Museum of Archaeology. The MAC Lab serves as the primary repository for archaeological collections recovered from land-based and underwater projects conducted by state and federal agencies throughout Maryland.

This resource is part of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum’s open educational resources project to provide history, ecology, archaeology, and conservation resources related to our 560 acre public park. JPPM is a part of the Maryland Historical Trust under the Maryland Department of Planning.

Subject:
Applied Science
Archaeology
History
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Module
Provider:
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
Author:
JPPM Admin
Date Added:
11/17/2021
Museum Exhibit Project
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Create a museum exhibit that will explore a specific historical time period or event through the display and analysis of historical artifacts and primary sources.

Subject:
U.S. History
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Woodson Collaborative
Date Added:
02/24/2023
Play the Three Muses - online art game
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An online interactive resource for children to explore and learn from visual art through quizzes and games. You can test your memory with lace, create a colourful fruit poster, paint a Paul Henry skyline, or try your knowledge with a quiz.

This fun interactive encourages looking and responding to visual art and enables the child to look at and talk about works of visual art through strengthening their vocabulary.

Subject:
Art History
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Graphic Arts
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Visual Arts
World Cultures
Material Type:
Game
Interactive
Author:
Limerick City Gallery of Art
Limerick Museum
The Hunt Museum
Date Added:
06/24/2020
Silica Gel Use and Regeneration
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Nichole Doub, Head Conservator, and Alice Merkel, Collections Assistant, at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, walk through the use of silica gel in buffered microenvironments and the process of regenerating used gel. NOTE: Sound quality is lower than normal--captions have been provided. Additional references can be found online with CCI's Technical Bulletin 33 and Steve Weintraub's "Demystifying Silica Gel." The Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab) standards and guidelines for preparing artifact collections and their associated records, for permanent curation at the lab can be found at https://jefpat.maryland.gov/Documents/mac-lab/technical-update-no1-collections-and-conservation-standards.pdf

The MAC Lab is a state-of-the-art archaeological research, conservation, and curation facility located at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, the State Museum of Archaeology. The MAC Lab serves as the primary repository for archaeological collections recovered from land-based and underwater projects conducted by state and federal agencies throughout Maryland.

This resource is part of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum’s open educational resources project to provide history, ecology, archaeology, and conservation resources related to our 560 acre public park. JPPM is a part of the Maryland Historical Trust under the Maryland Department of Planning. If you evaluate or use this resource, please respond to this short (4 question!) survey at bit.ly/329QvZ5

Subject:
Anthropology
Applied Science
Archaeology
History
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Module
Provider:
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
Author:
JPPM Admin
Date Added:
12/18/2021