Age range: K-2nd Student limit: 30 with teacher supervision and leadership required
Theme: Unstructured explore time allows discovery of Alabama history through hands-on experiences and activities.
Objective: Students will discover Alabama history and compare today’s modern living with the past by hands-on exploration with artifacts, props, and history related activities in the Hands-on Gallery.
Method: 3 part program (10 min, 20 min, 20 min)
- Interpretive talk about collecting and artifact “Then and Now” (10 min)
- Explore Grandma’s Attic and quilt station (20 min)
- Explore Discovery Boxes, History at Home activities, Artifact Touch Cart (20 min)
Addresses Alabama Course of Study:
Social Studies Standards, 2004
# 2. Compare families of today with families of the past in relation to work, home, and school.
# 1. Identify past and present forms of communication, apparel, technology, and recreation.
# 2. Describe how primary sources serve as historical records of families and communities.
# 1. Compare features of modern-day living to those of the past.