Ask the Expert
Deborah from Chatsworth asks:
How can I take what we learn on our Skirball field trip and apply it later in the classroom?
Answer: Great question, Deborah, and we love Chatsworth – the Log Cabin Mercantile is a must-visit! There are many ways you can incorporate the themes and content from the Skirball school tours into your classroom curriculum. Some of our tours come with post-visit projects and ideas that are available on our website. Here are a couple of examples.
- At Home in Los Angeles (3rd grade, Permanent Exhibition): Some teachers decide to have a “Classroom Tzedakah Box”—based on the art project the students make on-site—so they can raise money to take the class on a beach clean-up day or a tree planting day, for example. We also have a list of partner organizations, which classes can visit on a follow-up field trip, that provide information for students on ways to get involved in community activities with their families. View the tour’s pre-visit materials to find information on some of our Los Angles-based partner organizations.
- Archeology of the Near East (6th grade, Permanent Exhibition): Many 6th grade teachers choose to incorporate the experiences that students have during the Skirball Archeology tour into their Mesopotamia unit within Social Studies. View the Archeology tour materials to find enriching Post-Visit Activities including Publishing Findings, Time Capsule, and a Suggested Reading List for Teachers.
Ask the Expert!