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Tuesday, July 12 • 10:30am - 11:50am
The Footsteps of History: Creating a Virtual Museum

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Students use a Google Doc to create a virtual museum that seeks to encourage its visitors to want to make a positive impact on the world. Students begin by crafting a mission statement for their museum. Students add on an additional wing to their museum for each major time period studied (Industrial Revolution, Imperialism, etc.) Each wing requires students to use responsible research to find items, ranging from primary source documents, pieces of art, technological innovations, etc. that they believe expresses the most important and interesting parts of that time in history.  Students are at the center of this semester/year-long activity as they choose the focus of their museum, as well as what they will display to teach their visitors about each period in history. At the end of the activity each student is responsible for evaluating another student’s museum.

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Jennifer Bonner

The Oakridge School, The Oakridge School
History Department Chair – The Oakridge School (Arlington, TX)

Tuesday July 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
UMS 105