Friday, February 5, 2010

Topic: Museum Literacy

10-second review: Don’t forget museums when it comes to relating topics in school to the real world.

Title: “Museum Literacies and Adolescents Using Multiple Forms of Texts on Their Own.” AJ Akle. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (November 2009), 204-214.

Comment: Prepare students for using real museums by establishing purposes, background information and activities before, during and after the visit.

No museum that deals with your topic? Don’t forget the Internet. The Smithsonian consists of 19 museums on a variety of topics. You will find a listing of museums in the local area, some of which you don’t think of as museums—The Chester County Historical Society, for example. Although the amount of information on each museum on the Internet—American and world museums—varies, you will be able to sample some of that information, pictures, etc. RayS.

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