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Museum Program

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Museum Program Curriculum

  1. Purpose Statement: What will this curriculum achieve?
  2. Outcome Statement: What will students be able to do with this information?
  3. Essential Resources: What will you use to teach your class and what will students use to learn?
  4. Strategy Framework: What teaching approach will you use?
  5. Verification Method: How will you know that you're effectively teaching?
  6. Standards Alignment: How well do you adhere to federal, state, and school standards for your course?
  7. Course Syllabus: What will you teach and when?
  8. Capstone Project: What final accomplishment will your students use to prove what they've learned in your class?

Purpose Statement: This program will expose the participants to an in-depth look at different cultures' history and art that they would otherwise not be able to experience. The museum docent's presentation regarding each culture will be specifically designed to address racism, prejudice, acceptance, or understanding.

Outcome Statement: The participants will learn about different artists and people who have made an impact in each culture, and that knowledge will promote an deeper understanding of the culture.

Essential Resources: A docent from each museum, video clips, audio recordings, white boards or chalk boards, reference materials, and a computer for online learning.

Strategy Framework: A blended learning approach of lectures using audio and video clips and other resource materials.

Verification Method: To establish any internal biases, at the beginning of the program participants will be asked to complete an anonymous questionnaire. At the end of the program a similar anonymous questionnaire will be distributed to determine how and if those biased ideas have changed.

Standards Alignment: Not yet available.

Museum Program Course Syllabus

Each week a docent from one of the museums will give a presentation. There will be a Q&A following the presentation.

The museums would include:

  • USC Pacific Asia Museum
  • Latino Museum of Art and Culture
  • Southwest Museum of American Indian
  • Holocaust Museum
  • Disability History Museum
  • ONE Archives (LGBTQ Archives at USC)
  • California African American Museum

Week 8: Capstone Project Is An In-Class Presentation

At the final session of this program the participants would hand in a written project about someone or something that was covered by the docents. Each participant would give a 10-minute presentation of their project with discussions and questions and answers by the participants and the moderator.

The positive impact on the participants is a greater understanding and appreciation for those who were covered in the program. For those who share characteristics of the people discussed there will be increased sense of dignity and self-respect.