The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) offers museum skills workshops that help teachers turn a standard field trip into an experience of creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking for their students.
Field Trips 101 will focus on booking transportation, scheduling a visit and engaging students. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about the many field trip options the Kentucky Historical Society has to offer. KHS offers field trips designed to support and enhance Common Core English Language Arts Standards and 21st-century skills. All programs encourage students to think critically, develop creative points of view and communicate their own understanding. Through these programs students will analyze primary source documents and artifacts while using evidence to support their interpretation.
Teachers will learn how to best tour the museum with students as well as various questioning strategies and activities that can be done both prior to and after the museum visit.
The next workshop will be Jan. 26 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. To register, contact Leslie McWhorter at (502) 564-1792, ext. 4424. Registration deadline is Jan. 25.