Using artifacts to teach

2013_5_1Here at the Institute of Texan Cultures we LOVE artifacts, as you can see in our weekly blogs and monthly photo quizzes. We think objects are a great way to introduce people, young and old, to new topics, and remind us of past events in different and sometimes unexpected ways. So, we’d like to help you use objects as teaching tools in your own classroom (or home) and show you new ways to look at history. The Education department here at ITC has come up with some great downloadable resources that can help you do just that! Be sure to check out Teaching With Stories, Lt. Colonel David M. Jones in WW2, which uses an object from the ITC permanent collection to help teach kids about the second World War, geography, and much more! Also be sure to check out their Artifacts in the Classroom activity to learn how to use your own artifacts to create your own fun learning experiences.

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