Subjects & Disciplines
- Analyze exhibits for information and infer the reasoning behind making an exhibit either a traveling or permanent exhibit.
- Draw evidence from multiple sources and evaluate whether the Clotilda and its artifacts would have more impact as a traveling exhibit or a permanent exhibit.
- Evaluate information using text evidence to make an informed decision about creating a traveling or permanent exhibit.
- Evaluate and select information from multiple resources to best represent the story of the Clotilda, its founders, and possibly the descendants of the enslaved people it brought to the United States.
- Write a pitch to the Alabama Historical Commission proposing their design for an exhibit highlighting the Clotilda and explaining the evidence for their selected exhibit.
- Identify elements of professional products to include in their own brochure design.
- Project-based learning
- Discovery learning
- Information organization
- Multimedia instruction
21st Century Student Outcomes
- Information, Media, and Technology Skills
- Learning and Innovation Skills
- Life and Career Skills
- 21st Century Themes
Critical Thinking Skills
- Geographic Skills
Connections to National Standards, Principles, and Practices
What You’ll Need
The resources are also available at the top of the page.
- Internet Access: Required
- Internet access: Required
- Tech Setup: 1 computer per classroom, 1 computer per learner, Color printer, Monitor/screen, Printer, Projector, Speakers
- Computer lab
- Media Center/Library
Prior to the activity, prepare the Who, What, When, Where, and Why chart papers and place them in different locations around the room.
- Heterogeneous grouping
- Large-group instruction
- Large-group learning
- Small-group learning
- Small-group work
having to do with the study of ancient people and cultures.
study of human history, based on material remains.
display, often in a museum.
protecting an archaeological asset while maintaining its original location.
having to do with more than one country.
having to do with the area around a specific place.
something designed or written to preserve the memory of an event or person.
having to do with the government or people of a country.
present an idea or information in such a way as to gain support from one’s audience, usually in the form of a short speech or presentation, which is referred to by the same word (pitch, noun).
protection from use.
origin or source of an object, work of art, or literature, the history of ownership of a valued object, work of art, or literature.
payment of damages done.
to return something to its former status or quality.
rough, hand-drawn representation of spatial information.
For Further Exploration
Articles & Profiles
- The National Museum of American History: 10 Things to Know About Exhibition Installation
- Museum Planner: Traveling Exhibitions
- National Geographic: Finders Keepers: Treasure Hunting Law in the UK and US
- Archaeological Institute of America: The Case for Clotilda
- Heritage Interpretive: Tips and Concepts for Planning Truly “Interpretive” Exhibits
- ASCD: Chapter 5: Introducing the Museum Project