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Museum Education Weblinks
These are just a few of the thousands of websites related to education in the classroom and in museums. This collection of links was compiled in association with Museumwise’s workshop Developing & Evaluating Programming on November 3, 2003.
AAM Standing Professional Committee on Education http://www.edcom.org
Links for museum education and professional standards for the field
American Federation of Teachers http://www.aft.org
Has information on resources, grant opportunities and the teaching profession
Ask Eric http://ericir.syr.edu/Virtual/Lessons/
Lesson plans on all subject areas
Heritage Education Network http://histpres.mtsu.edu/then/
Resources for using local cultural and historic sites to teach to the curricula
Library of Congress Learning Page for Teachers http://memory.loc.gov/learn/
Includes information on using primary sources in the classroom and lesson plans on a wide range of topics
Memorial Hall Museum Online http://www.memorialhall.mass.edu/home.html
“American Centuries…a view from New England” is an outstanding example of a digital collection formatted for students and educators
Museum Education Rountable http://www.mer-online.org/
Professional organization for museum educators
National Archives http://www.archives.gov/digital_classroom/index.html
Site has a variety of lessons for teaching with documents and links to a variety of resources
National Council for History Education http://www.history.org/nche/
NCHE promotes the importance of history in schools and society. Has an annual conference and publications. There are also state coordinators
National Council for Social Studies http://www.ncss.org
Great resource for national standards, publications, and other resources. Membership organization
New York State Council for the Social Studies http://www.nyscss.org/
The state-wide organization for social studies teachers. Sponsor annual meeting (March 2004 in Rochester), publications and workshops. There are also regional councils which are helpful in establishing teacher networks. Many have regular newsletters and programs
New York State Education Department http://www.nysed.gov
Has sample tests, curricula, standards and resources for all grade levels. A listing of all the school administrators in the state and school addresses can also be downloaded for mailing lists. The site also features a brief course on writing DBQs (Search for specific requests on the site)
Odyssey Online http://www.carlos.emory.edu/ODYSSEY/
Odyssey Online was developed by the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, and the Dallas Museum of Art and features objects from their collections. There is material for middle and elementary schools and a teacher resource site.
Oswego City School District http://www.oswego.org
This site has loads of resources for teachers and provide some great samples for museums. There are lesson plans, DBQs and other materials in a wide range of subjects created by teachers within the district
Teaching for Understanding http://learnweb.harvard.edu/alps/tfu/info.cfm
Teaching strategies that can be applied to museum program development
WebQuest Page http://webquest.sdsu.edu/
Information on how to create webquests for students, including a searchable database of samples
This site has a variety of materials for educators, including document based questions and curricula
This compilation was created by Jennifer Mitchell, Education Program Developer at the National Women’s Hall of Fame and Women’s Rights National Historical Park.
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