This project is a model for engaging students with their community, connecting classroom learning with community governance and school history. The students will be a part of a special committee that is being formed to gather historical information about the history of the Fort Osage School District and specifically about the one-room schoolhouse, where the current district offices are housed. The students will develop a sense of community and connection as they research the story of a building that is central to their school's past and present. The students will create a storyboard to be presented to the community decision-makers at the dedication ceremony.
This project is an example of how students can connect historical narratives and exhibits to their own stories and current affairs. The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum is asking students to come up with original art to help publicize the grand re-opening of the site. This project allows teachers to find ways to creatively infuse their curriculum with the programming available at a museum or community institution.
This project template provides an outline for how students can work with a museum to create tours with a specific theme. The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum is asking students to help create and design new museum tours to use for upcoming middle school field trips focused on STEM. Our vision is to use President Trumans’ life and legacy to inform, inspire, educate and engage. What better way to do that than ask middle school students to create tours for middle school students.
This is a generic template that teachers and museum educators in Kansas City have used to create "Client Connected Projects" that fulfill the requirements of a Market Value Asset required by the Diploma Plus standards. The point behind this template is to enable the co-creation of learning experiences that fulfill three goals: 1) developing core 21st century competencies and skills 2) providing relevant, real-world learning for students and 3) allowing students to create tangible value-add for community organizations.
In this project, students are connected with an ongoing Local History project at the university, and work together with graduate students to craft descriptions of sites that will be uploaded into a tour-app, designed by the University. It is a powerful example of town-gown-school collaboration, and allows students not only to engage with primary research, but to connect directly with an institution of higher education.
In this project, students are asked to help conduct research and create content on local tours that will connect members of our community with the sites and assets of our city and state. These tours can be part of an app, a website or an institution’s tour collection.
During this project module, teens learn about the inner workings of cultural institutions, explore a topic of interest to them, and produce an exhibit (or other project) within the space on that topic. Using this guide, you will be able to justify this program to your co-workers; prepare for the arrival of your group; guide your group through a fun, intellectual, and community-building program; and evaluate your results.
In this project, students are asked to conduct research and create a proposal and presentation for an original virtual exhibit that could be displayed on www.kansascityfed.org/moneymuseum. This activity is hosted by the Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.