Discussion Aids for Teachers
When experiencing Timeline: A Walk Through History, have students write as if they are writing a review for a newspaper, critiquing the inaugural exhibition.
- What are some items the public "just can't miss"? Why are these items special?
- What bit of history did you learn that you find significant?
- How should the community view this exhibition?
- Does the exhibition fit the space designed for the museum?
- What suggestions do you have for Family Heritage House?
Before your class visits the museum, have students write a journal entry, poem, or short story about their experience with African American history, race relations, or a related topic. After the visit, have them write another piece or simply revisit the first product and critique it.
- How have your ideas or point of view changed or been supported by your experience?
- Have your concepts been challenged or expanded by your visit?
- Describe any emotional or intellectual reactions to the exhibit as a whole or to any specific station(s).