Map Your Neighborhood
This works nicely as a follow up to the pre-visit suggestion for locating your school and the museum on a city map.
Find or take photographs from your school neighborhood. Use a variety of these photographs to “illustrate” the map.
Discuss what these photographs might tell us about these different neighborhoods. How can we tell some places have changed over time? What are the relationships among neighborhoods visible through these photographs? Why have they changed?
What are students still curious about? Assign research to answer questions about places, events, and changes over time. Discuss how students’ research and discoveries might lead to visions about the future of their locations.