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The America’s Musical Journey Educator Guide, created by  
Discovery Place Education Studio in Charlotte, North Carolina, in partnership with MacGillivary Freeman Films and Brand USA, is appropriate for students in the primary grades (K–8). The guide is most useful when used as a companion to the film, but also valuable as a resource on its own. Teachers are strongly encouraged to adapt activities included in this guide to support specific state or national standards and the needs of their students. Activities developed for this guide support national Common Core ELA standards and C3 social studies standards. This guide focuses on the significant historic and cultural movements in American music highlighted by the film, but educators will find that America’s Musical Journey features many other content areas such
as language arts, geography, math, and fine arts. All lesson plans and activities are designed in the STEM learning style. Lessons challenge students to learn through experiential modeling, investigating claims, forming theories, and testing ideas. In addition to eight ELA and Social Studies lessons, two Science Extension lessons are included in the guide. These lessons help guide teachers to connect America’s Musical Journey to math and the science of sound. At the end of the guide, teachers can find additional resources to assist with cross-curricular planning.

Suitable for all ages, this amazing Leonardo da Vinci exhibition provides a fascinating insight into not only the mind of a genius, but also into the fundamental scientific and artistic principles that he discovered. Da Vinci – The Genius is an inspiration for the whole family.

Kits are loaned for a two-week period.
There is no cost for loan, but borrower must be able to pick up and return kit. Please e-mail in advance to be sure a kit is available.

The large dinosaur skeleton located in our museum atrium (affectionately referred to as Stan) is a Tyrannosaurus rex, one of the largest predatory dinosaurs of all time. He lived about 66 million years ago, hunting the jungles and savannas of western North America near the end of the age of dinosaurs.

This Guide is a resource book of background information, activities and curriculum suggestions to help all educators teach others (Kindergarten through 12th grade students) about the bosque. The Guide is a newly released major revision of the popular curriculum to teach about the Middle Rio Grande Valley ecosystem. The new edition is 621 pages and has activities for elementary through high school students. Click on the chapters below to find PDF downloads of selected content and activities.

Contains bilingual resource books of background information, activities, and curriculum suggestions to help all educators teach others (Kindergarten through 12th grade students) about a variety of science topics. Find lesson plans, activities, and experiments for your classroom.

 

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