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Exhibition Program Education Services engages, encourages, and serves educators, as well as students of all ages, or life-long learners who are researching a topic or who are curious about the world around them. We develop resources that examine and interpret the ongoing interaction between science, society, and the humanities.
Educators from the disciplines of health education, history, literature, science, social studies, and technology collaborate with us to develop content and standards-aligned educational resources that enhance our online exhibitions. Together, we develop instructional resources that explore how scientific endeavors are shaped by and influence society and culture. The resources engage students in close examination of historical, real-world exhibition materials, in order to address specific learning outcomes, as well as help students expand knowledge, cross-curricular literacy and higher order thinking skills outlined in the K-12 Common Core State Standards (English Language Arts).
We provide online educational resources for elementary to higher education levels, including lesson plans, higher education modules, online activities, and selected bibliographies and online resource lists in our “other resources” section.
Lesson Plans explore a topic covered in the exhibition and include information about suggested grade levels, required time, learning outcomes, background information, vocabulary, materials, evaluation, extension, and relevant standards. Educators with introductory knowledge in topic areas will benefit from detailed class procedures and support materials. Teachers will easily be able to assess and adapt all or parts of lesson plans.
Higher Education Modules
Higher Education Modules outline background information and thematic units or classes, and offer instructional suggestions and resources, such as primary and secondary sources, images, interviews, or other multimedia materials.
Online Activities provide interactive or reflective, user-driven exercises of selected exhibition content, and career information.
Other Resources include selected and general bibliographies that are a starting point for deepening readers' understanding of exhibition themes.
Last Reviewed: August 25, 2015