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KHS education staff members collaborate with you and come to your classroom, library or community education center to teach an art-infused history lesson. Your students become historians as they analyze images from our collections and do a hands-on activity such as quill writing, making clay pinch pots, observational drawing, building a town, making a book or spinning wool. Through Visual Thinking Strategies discussions students develop skills in visual literacy, historical literacy and critical thinking.
- Artifact analysis and drawing
- Campaign buttons
- Civil War journal making
- Kentucky explorer journal
- Kentucky inventors
- Map literacy and town construction
- Native American pinch pots
- Past and present, interactive timeline
- Pioneer pastimes with marble making or spinning wool
- Quill writing citizenship letters or bill proposals
Professional Development Package:
The package includes a full-year curriculum for grades 3 to 5, with 12 lesson plans and supplemental materials. A museum educator will make four in-school visits to provide job-embedded professional development. The museum educator will implement one lesson for each grade during a single visit.
Fees: $300 a day within a 60-mile radius. There will be an additional fee for classes with more than 32 students.
Lesson times range from 30 to 80 minutes.
Contact Megan Sauter, (502) 564-1792 ext. 4425 for information or to bring History smArts to your school.
History smArts was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.