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Welcome museum curators and historical detectives!

Your assignment is to establish a variety of authentic exhibits relating to the period you are studying for our Springfield Museum of World History.

As you develop your exhibits, consider how the pieces you select relate to our essential question:

How have individual events impacted history politically, economically, and socially?


Make sure your exhibits appear authentic (of the period!) and include the following:

Personal letter for each period, from the point of view of anyone living at the time. Include historic facts, references, and at least two citations. Your textbook does not count as a citation. Your letter should be approximately 250 words. Start your research in Biography Research Center.
Document: (It will be more challenging to find documents for the middle ages than for the other periods.) Annotate your documents, describing their importance in history. Documents include: speeches, legislation, posters, correspondence, etc.)
  • art
  • food
  • science
  • literature
  • fashion/clothing
  • music
  • technology
  • military/weapons

Middle Ages Artifacts (3 items) Use the following categories for ideas. You must annotate and cite each of your artifacts. Your annotation should include a reflection on the significance of the piece to the period and attempt to address our essential question.

For the Renaissance and Reformation you will be collecting:

  • 4 images relating to the arts. They may be:
    • Paintings
    • Sculpture
    • Architecture
  • 3 images relating to science and invention
  • 3 images relating to religion/church
You will also prepare a resume of an approved individual. (Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo are off limits!) Cover objective, education, employment, career, notoriety, etc. Please use a template from our resume links. .In the section on Objectives, you must cover the individual's connection to our essential question.
    • Your introduction to this section will be done in Animoto. Do not get started until Dr. V gives your the school code!

every item in your scrapbook should be dated and annotated with at least a paragraph explaining and evaluating its historical importance. The best exhibits will demonstrate an understanding of the essential question. Please use NoodleTools to record your sources. Advanced museum curators might like to try Glogster to create a collage for the front page of their galleries. You might consider an online tool like Timeglider,Capzles, or Dipity to create an interactive embeddable timeline for your Timeline Page.
Using Wikispaces for Teachers, create individual museum exhibit pages for:
World History I Museum
World History Textbook
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