"opportunity to learn more about the history and contemporary issues of working people, workplaces and the labor movement with special attention to immigrants...source of inspiration for students to become active members of their community, country and world."
"Agriculture touches every living person. The food we eat, the clothes we wear, the products we use, the way of life which developed the values, economy, and culture of our nation find roots in agriculture. "
"Students are briefly introduced to different styles of puppets from around the world. Students participate in learning activities about a topic and create a working puppet of their very own." "Puppetry in other Cultures" and "Exploring Africa"
A history and museum studies series, "During this series students will learn the techniques historians use to discover information about objects and develop skills in creating historically relevant narratives around information acquired from artifacts and other primary sources" Contact: Distance Learning 312-642-4600
reservations are required weeks in advance, "What’s My Line" has students interviewing museum staff to discover their lines of work, "Egyptian Mummies" explores real mummies from the museum’s collection
The extensive art collection represents a multitude of the world’s civilizations and cultures, all grade levels, programs - "Spanish Art" (optional Spanish language presentation - lead time needed), and "The Art of Adornment: Avenue to Personal and Social Identity."
National open-air living history museum for dedicated to the research of the lives of the early 19th century settlers of the Old Northwest Territory. Some of the programs listed include, "Native Ways" and "Healing Hands: Medicine in Early Days."
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
"One of two museums east of the Mississippi with both Native American and Western art" - Programs include: "Faces of the West" students discover two or more interesting historical figures that they may or may not find familiar such as Lt. Henry Flipper, a Buffalo Soldier or Stagecoach Mary, a colorful female stagecoach driver.
History of experimental aviation is documented from the Wright"s earliest efforts to the cutting edge space tourism. Distance Learning programs include web based HS/College level credit courses (www.aeroscholars.com), aviation interactive animations, aviation webcasts, and videoconference field trips.
Contact:Milt Hassel, Distance Learning Coordinator/Science Teacher 920-426-6115 or email@example.com
Located on a 235-foot bluff overlooking the Little Miami River, featuring"18,000 feet of earthen walls built 2,000 years ago by Native Americans as a ceremonial gathering place." Programs teach about the cultures of Native Americans, past and present.
International Museum of Photography and Film. Units were developed alongside educators in history, language arts, and visual arts and employ photographs and other visual media, objects, and inquiry-based teaching methods.
provides distance learning programs to "Bring the World into the Classroom". Programs include structured and customized programs with the United Nations and on a variety of global issues. Our mission is to move young people from awareness to responsibility. Our current emphasis is on human rights and the Millennium Development Goals.
"houses three museums in the historic Grace Hotel -- The Art Museum, The History Museum and The Children"s Museum." Their distance education program consists of a variety of content including "Journey to the Past" where students journey back in time to the 1900’s to 1950’s. The "Appreciating Art."
program is an introduction to the art museum experience that provides young students the opportunity to learn about different types of art styles.
Program includes "A Visit from the Past." Learn about school days in the 1880’s or about a day in the life of a typical Union Army soldier of the Civil War using period clothing, weapons and writings or how about examining the impact of several inventions of the Industrial Revolution! Contact: Jim Stephens, Education Coordinator 609 - 898-2300, ext17
Holocaust Memorial & Education Center of Nassau County
Programs include "Heroes of the Holocaust," "Children of the Holocaust" and "Resistance and the Holocaust." The mission of the Holocaust Memorial and Educational Center of Nassau County is to "teach the Holocaust, a unique catastrophe that reflects the horrors of anti-Semitism, and to demonstrate the destructive nature of prejudice, hatred, apathy, and to demonstrate the destructive nature of prejudice, hatred, apathy, and violence against all minorities."
Dedicated to enhancing the understanding of cultural history, science and technology and their influence among people. Programs offered are "The Long Story of African Americans in Texas" or "The Buffalo and its Significance to the North American Plains Indian Culture."
A "non-profit organization that has its origins as a grass roots family owned business located in a small Eskimo village in". Their vision is a "digitally connected world in which students share their lifestyles and perspectives, while building inquiry skills to solve daily trials and tribulations in authentic learning environments." Videoconference programs include "Mushing the Yukon" and others.
A "digitally connected world in which students share their lifestyles and perspectives, while building inquiry skills to solve daily trials and tribulations in authentic learning environments." Programs include "Mushing the Yukon" and others.
Largest library in the world. In the Library"s National Digital Library Program, there are multimedia collections of digitized documents, photographs, recorded sound and moving pictures from the Library’s collections.
Includes professional development programs and student invitational events.
"provides field trips in the science and social studies curriculum areas. These programs allow teachers to provide fun and meaningful learning experiences without the expense, permission forms, and geographic limitations of ordinary field trips."
On a Victorian estate built in 1879. through videoconferencing, students get an introduction to the Victorian lifestyle. Using different artifacts from various collections, museum educators’ point out the differences and similarities between life today and yesteryear. Join the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts in a virtual adventure soon.
has students explore "natural and cultural history in an exciting videoconference format with the Passport Distance Learning Series. Mix live interaction between students and Museum educators with a detailed, content-rich curriculum that can"t be found in textbooks. Students can see artifacts and collections unavailable to the public and ask questions during real-time learning sessions."
Part of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, today, it is an international center for "Holocaust remembrance, the defense of human rights and the Jewish people." The Museum of Tolerance offers speakers that include Holocaust survivors and presentations by former neo-nazi skinheads. These can be done over videoconference along with other museum programs.
The famed museum began collecting its first artifact in 1937 and currently contains over 25,000 artifacts representing "all facets of the game from inception to present times." Videoconference programs often portray historical accounts of America by using museum baseball exhibits.
Opened on June 6, 2000, is the only museum in the United States that addresses all of the amphibious invasions or ‘D-days’ of World War II, paying tribute to the more than one million Americans who took part." Programs include "African Americans in World War II Teacher Workshop" and "Women in World War II Workshop."
Students are now able to take "virtual" field trips to NASW as well as actual ones. Programs include "Pilot Training during Word War II," "Fire the Fish: The Life of a Torpedo Bomber," and "Daredevils of the Sky." to interact with students at alternate sites.
"Distance learning programs that feature Language Arts and Social Studies taught through art and cultural objects.
Through guided discussion of selected works of American art from the 19th and 20th centuries, students explore US history through the eyes of artists who painted and sculpted their impressions long ago."
They customize programs such as after 9/11 OASIS offered "Getting To Know Your Muslim Neighbor" and "America"s Challenges" with a panel of older adults comparing their experiences during Pearl Harbor and WWII to 9/11. Currently working with several WWII Pearl Harbor Survivors hoping to make their experiences available across the network.
"It is a leader, serving as a resource to museums, school districts, teachers, and others who seek to enhance and strengthen their educational programs. The curriculum vailable programs crosses content all traditional disciplines, but draws heavily from history and the sciences using content derived from the ocean."
Contact: Jon Witt, Videoconference Coordinator 949-496-2274 ext 330
"examines the industries and people of the Hard Coal Region." Programs include: Anthracite Coal Mining, The Textile Industry in Northeast Pennsylvania, Social Life in Coal Regions, and Introduction to Museums and Collecting.
"takes your classroom live to the deck of the S/V Denis Sullivan, beneath the waves to a shipwreck, to a coral reef or join researchers in the field from your classroom. Videoconferencing (Portal Expeditions) makes this all possible through an interactive network of learners, educators and industry professionals developed by Pier Wisconsin and Discovery World. "
Programs include "Hail to the Chief," "Civil War" and "Is the United States a Democracy." Harrison was the 23rd President of the United States (the first one to decorate a Christmas tree in the White House!).
Presque Isle is a National Natural Landmark with diverse plants and animals that attracts many visitors. The first users of the peninsula were the Eriez Tribe, giving Lake Erie its name. Students can learn about the historical, natural and environmental issues of Presque Isle via a videoconference!
A national archives holding nearly "10 million original documents, relating to the lat 1000 years of history. Whichever workshop you choose to do, students will get to consult expert staff at PRO and make use of original historical documents, or have them brought back to life by costumed actors in sessions specially developed for video conference."
On Route 741 about a mile east of the "only traffic signal in town!" The Museum is dedicated to preserving railroad history. One way to pass this history along is via videoconferencing to students. A number of videoconference programs are available such as "F
reight Cars on my Mind" and "Let"s Run a Railroad."
Contact: Pat Morrison, Museum Educator 717-687-8628 ext 3025
"quality educational programs geared to grades K-12. Located on a working horse ranch, the Learning Center is a positioned leader for southwest based content. Our strong partnership with expert instructors combined with our unique desert location, expertise in education, and proficiency with videoconferencing technology allow us to offer videoconferencing."
A "unique retirement community for adults; preserving part of Indiana"s past and a harbinger of the future. Residents come from many walks of life and professions. Their life experiences, vast and diverse, form the foundation from which distance learning programs are developed. Please contact us to customize a videoconference program to meet your needs!"
"The ‘THING That Changed the World’ is a live, interactive program that explores how electrification of the home changed family life, and stimulated the industrial revolution and rise in consumerism during the early 1900s. In a lively Q&A format with a Museum educator, students discover the science and evolution of a simple, household electrical appliance by exploring Museum objects and primary source documents such as factory photographs and advertisements."
Contact the Education Department 518-382-7890 ext. 224
Visit the Smithsonian American Art Museum by videoconference free of charge, for students from kindergarten through college. Museum docents lead the study of U.S. history and culture using or extensive holdings of American art. Content corresponds to national education standards, and tours can be tailored to match a teacher"s specific objectives.
Where "the battle-scarred, submerged remains of the battleship USS Arizona rest on the silt of Pearl Harbor, just as they settled on December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy." Videoconference programs available include student talks with Pearl Harbor survivor, Curator Series, and Historian Series.
"Areas of focus include career opportunities, talks with authors and topics concerning democracy." Programs & series available: Career Conversations, The Holocaust and Other Genocides, Black History Month, and Women"s History Month."
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