Friday, March 23, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Pleissner Gallery. This engaging, hands-on workshop was part of an ongoing partnership between Shelburne Museum and Turning Points in American History, a professional development program for Vermont educators that supports teaching in the social studies and seeks to build strong school-museum relationships.Last week I found myself brandishing a tape measure and scale to study ceramic plates from a hundred year-old shipwreck laid out on the carpeted floor of
|Turning Points educators examine a ceramic plate from a canal boat "shipwreck" to review historical methods|
|Archaeologist's perspective drawing of the Sloop Island canal boat shipwreck (Adam Kane, 2004)|
As a young museum professional interested in how to use art and artifacts to teach history, I have been tagging along with Turning Points study groups during their Shelburne Museum visits. I will write again soon to share the innovative ways that Primary Source Study Group participants are using what they learn at the Museum to teach with primary sources in the classroom. Hint: it involves less textbook readings and more staged shipwrecks.
Monday, March 5, 2012
The Geranium seedlings are already 4 weeks old, and my how they've grown!
At almost 2 inches tall, they could actually produce a flower!
For the next 12 weeks until the planting season, I will be starting many more seedlings this very same way.
Stay tuned, it won't be long before we're transplanting them in our greenhouse!