Blogs tagged "archaeology"

Eight Tips for Making the Most of a Museum Field Trip

Student group at the Musee d’Orsay
For seasoned teachers as well as the newly minted—whether elementary or secondary—here are some ways you can enrich visits to museums by structuring them in the same way as for your classroom activities.Match content with grade level and interest;Choose a manageable bite of an institution’s collection;Create a diversity of sensory engagements.A little attention given in advance to how to shape the students’ visit will pay off immeasurably in what they take away from their time viewing an institution’s collections.Read More »
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Visiting "The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander"

Mask of Agamemnon
On Friday afternoon, I leave work early, head north via Metro to the National Geographic Museum, and, press pass around my neck, visit the new exhibit, The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander. On display until October 10th, this collection brings together 550 objects from 21 Greek museums from Athens to Vergina to tell of gods and goddesses, heroes and scholars, aristocrats and kings.Read More »