What do curators do? <ul><li>conduct historical research </li></ul><ul><li>form an interpretation or thesis  </li></ul><ul...
What do designers do? <ul><li>The designers  show  the story the curators want to  tell  by  </li></ul><ul><li>creating a ...
A Title <ul><li>An introduction  and a  conclusion </li></ul>Labels: The Students’ Interpretation Primary Sources as  Evid...
Most segments contain: <ul><li>Subtitle </li></ul><ul><li>Label(s) </li></ul>Primary  Sources Secondary  Sources
Segments are like sections in a museum or paragraphs of a paper <ul><li>The subtitle, interpretive label(s) and a variety ...
Subtitles are Guideposts  <ul><li>Subtitles guide the viewer through the exhibit and establish the main points of the argu...
Labels tell the story <ul><li>Labels consist of 50-75 words that develop the interpretation in organized clusters of claim...
Strong labels: <ul><li>Focus on one idea </li></ul><ul><li>Use active verbs </li></ul><ul><li>Provide explanation and anal...
<ul><li>In each segment of the exhibit, the sources directly relate to the label text. </li></ul>
How do the following sources relate to this label?  <ul><ul><li>Revolutionary thinkers, affirming the right to  childhood,...
Reports & Government Documents <ul><ul><li>Investigative reports, hearings, laws, executive orders not only make sound evi...
Posters and Flyers…. <ul><li>Publications from the time reveal much about the past: the people who were trying to communic...
… Editorial Cartoons
Newspapers & Newsletters <ul><li>To be more than a visual image, sources with a lot of text either need an inset quotation...
Photographs <ul><ul><li>Photographs are more than pictures--they are evidence for the interpretation. </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Quotations <ul><li>“ Many women keep their children from school to run the factory and to help with the homework.  In orde...
Charts, Maps, Graphs, Tables <ul><li>These sources help organize and display a lot of information better than text could d...
Now, write a subtitle & label for the following sources: Label text Subtitle
<ul><li>“ The 1903 Illinois child labor law is a curse instead of a blessing to those compelled to earn bread by the sweat...
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Exhibiting History For Summer Institute

  1. 1. What do curators do? <ul><li>conduct historical research </li></ul><ul><li>form an interpretation or thesis </li></ul><ul><li>develop a story </li></ul><ul><li>write the label text </li></ul><ul><li>select potential primary sources and artifacts </li></ul>
  2. 2. What do designers do? <ul><li>The designers show the story the curators want to tell by </li></ul><ul><li>creating a well- organized and imaginative exhibit design that </li></ul><ul><li>reflects and reinforces the curators’ interpretation. </li></ul>
  3. 3. A Title <ul><li>An introduction and a conclusion </li></ul>Labels: The Students’ Interpretation Primary Sources as Evidence Subtitles Secondary Sources as Evidence PARTS OF AN EXHIBIT:
  4. 4. Most segments contain: <ul><li>Subtitle </li></ul><ul><li>Label(s) </li></ul>Primary Sources Secondary Sources
  5. 5. Segments are like sections in a museum or paragraphs of a paper <ul><li>The subtitle, interpretive label(s) and a variety of sources all connect to tell the story. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Subtitles are Guideposts <ul><li>Subtitles guide the viewer through the exhibit and establish the main points of the argument. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Labels tell the story <ul><li>Labels consist of 50-75 words that develop the interpretation in organized clusters of claims and evidence. </li></ul><ul><li>Each label communicates one main idea. </li></ul><ul><li>Revolutionary thinkers, affirming the right to childhood, denounced child labor as exploitation. Settlement workers promoted childhood as a unique stage in life in which an individual’s personality could be developed through creative play, introduction to the arts, and a proper education. Muckrakers, pioneering doctors, and labor union organizers publicized the evils of child labor. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Strong labels: <ul><li>Focus on one idea </li></ul><ul><li>Use active verbs </li></ul><ul><li>Provide explanation and analysis of the primary sources </li></ul><ul><li>Make a interpretive connection between the sources in that section </li></ul><ul><li>Move the story forward </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>In each segment of the exhibit, the sources directly relate to the label text. </li></ul>
  10. 10. How do the following sources relate to this label? <ul><ul><li>Revolutionary thinkers, affirming the right to childhood, denounced child labor as exploitation. Settlement workers promoted childhood as a unique stage in life in which an individual’s personality could be developed through creative play, introduction to the arts, and a proper education. Muckrakers, pioneering doctors, and labor union organizers publicized the evils of child labor. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Reports & Government Documents <ul><ul><li>Investigative reports, hearings, laws, executive orders not only make sound evidence, but they also help place your story in the larger national context. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Posters and Flyers…. <ul><li>Publications from the time reveal much about the past: the people who were trying to communicate, the audience they tried to reach, and the message they wanted to deliver. </li></ul>
  13. 13. … Editorial Cartoons
  14. 14. Newspapers & Newsletters <ul><li>To be more than a visual image, sources with a lot of text either need an inset quotation to highlight the most important words, or be reflected in the label. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Photographs <ul><ul><li>Photographs are more than pictures--they are evidence for the interpretation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What can be found in these photos? </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Quotations <ul><li>“ Many women keep their children from school to run the factory and to help with the homework. In order to earn anything and provide food for themselves….” </li></ul><ul><li>Reverend Dunne, 1897 </li></ul><ul><li>Quotes from primary sources bring the actual “voices” from the past and can be powerful sources of evidence. </li></ul><ul><li>Quotes from secondary sources reinforce or add authority to your claims and evidence. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Charts, Maps, Graphs, Tables <ul><li>These sources help organize and display a lot of information better than text could do. They also add to the visual quality of the exhibit. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Now, write a subtitle & label for the following sources: Label text Subtitle
  19. 19. <ul><li>“ The 1903 Illinois child labor law is a curse instead of a blessing to those compelled to earn bread by the sweat of their brow…” </li></ul><ul><li>Affiliated Workers School, 1903 </li></ul>

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