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New Gallery Packs for Students Visiting the National Archives Museum
April 5, 2017 By Stephanie, Posted In Student Visits
Today’s post about a new activity for school-age visitors comes from Education and Public Programs intern Elise Paisant.
Are you looking for a hands-on educational activity for your students to do while visiting the National Archives in Washington, DC?
Our new gallery packs, designed with students and families in mind, provide activities for each of our permanent museum exhibits. Students can even wear an archivist’s stack coat to complete their experience!
Groups of students, led by a chaperone, can use the packs to explore the museum and learn about the National Archives and the records we hold. Students will walk away with a stronger understanding of why we preserve Government records for the American people, and of our country’s formation.
Using the gallery packs, students will practice three main skills: observation, document analysis, and critical thinking.
The activities in the packs require students to look closely at our permanent exhibits and analyze for themselves the primary source documents that they see.
Each exhibit has multiple activities designed to engage students in hands-on learning. The activities in each pack include:
While some activities appear oriented for older students, most can be modified to accommodate younger students.
Your students can begin their archival adventure today using our gallery packs! Pick them up in our Boeing Learning Center, open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A group chaperone must provide a driver’s license in order to check them out.
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M'Lisa Whitney
april 21, 2017 at 12:36 pm
Love these gallery packs!
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