Teaching with Artifacts:
Using Material Culture to Teach
about Native Americans

November 2, 2013
Boston Children’s Museum
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Objectives
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Consider new ways to effectively utilize artifacts and objects
with students, particularly around Native ...
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Agenda
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LOGISTICS: restroom, fridge

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Global Stories

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Integrating Native Cultures into the Curriculum

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Applyi...
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Warm-Up: Mystery Object!
1.

Take one minute to silently observe the object on the table.

2.

Pass the object around s...
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Global Stories
Rachel Farkas, Boston Children’s Museum
+ Integrating Native Cultures into
your Curriculum

Loren Spears, Executive Director,
The Tomaquag Indian Memorial
Museum
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Lunch
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Return by 12:45
+ Applying What You’ve
Learned: An Art Activity
Rachel Farkas, Boston Children’s Museum
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Breakouts
 Collections Tour
 Rachel
 Group

1

 Using

Artifacts in
the Classroom &
Resources
 Ann Marie
 Group 2
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Common Core and Interdisciplinary
Classroom Connections
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Create a concept map of examples of
Common Core or interdisc...
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Common Core and Interdisciplinary
Classroom Connections
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What are the most logical connections?

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What are the chal...
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Wrap-Up
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Reflections

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Upcoming Events

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Evaluation
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    1. 1. Teaching with Artifacts: Using Material Culture to Teach about Native Americans November 2, 2013 Boston Children’s Museum
    2. 2. + Objectives  Consider new ways to effectively utilize artifacts and objects with students, particularly around Native Cultures.  Gain deeper understandings of how to incorporate Native Cultures into your curriculum.  Hands-on experience with museum collections and other digital resources to inform your teaching.  Connect Native Cultures and object-based learning to Common Core and interdisciplinary topics.
    3. 3. + Agenda  LOGISTICS: restroom, fridge  Global Stories  Integrating Native Cultures into the Curriculum  Applying What You’ve Learned: An Art Activity  Collections Tour  Resources  Common Core and Interdisciplinary Connections
    4. 4. + Warm-Up: Mystery Object! 1. Take one minute to silently observe the object on the table. 2. Pass the object around so that everyone can touch and examine it. 3. Brainstorm a list of every possible adjective to describe the object. 4. Now list every possible question you have about this object. 5. Create a narrative or persuasive writing prompt for students to answer based on this object. Record your prompts.
    5. 5. + Global Stories Rachel Farkas, Boston Children’s Museum
    6. 6. + Integrating Native Cultures into your Curriculum Loren Spears, Executive Director, The Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum
    7. 7. + Lunch  Return by 12:45
    8. 8. + Applying What You’ve Learned: An Art Activity Rachel Farkas, Boston Children’s Museum
    9. 9. + Breakouts  Collections Tour  Rachel  Group 1  Using Artifacts in the Classroom & Resources  Ann Marie  Group 2
    10. 10. + Common Core and Interdisciplinary Classroom Connections  Create a concept map of examples of Common Core or interdisciplinary connections you can make to teaching about Native Cultures or teaching with Artifacts.
    11. 11. + Common Core and Interdisciplinary Classroom Connections  What are the most logical connections?  What are the challenges to teaching native cultures or with artifacts? What are the opportunities?
    12. 12. + Wrap-Up  Reflections  Upcoming Events  Evaluation

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