Educational Guides

To accompany most of our exhibitions, we have created Educational Guides for use both in the classroom and at home.  Our Guides are suited for a range of age groups and feature many activities that align with educational standards, such as Common Core. 

Our Guides include discussions and activities based around our exhibitions listed below. Click on the exhibition title to download the guide.

Educational Guides in Action!

We love hearing how our guides have been successfully used in classrooms of all levels.  Below, check out some awesome things students have accomplished using our exhibitions and their accompanying guides.  Submit your pictures or story showing our educational activities in use, and we'll feature it below!

High School Students from Michigan

Students from a high school in Michigan used our Girls of World War I exhibit and educational guide to create a diary entry and paper doll.  Check it out:

A WWI-era paper doll created from our Educational Guide.

A WWI-era paper doll created from our Educational Guide.

A WWI-era diary entry created by students using our Educational Guide.

A WWI-era diary entry created by students using our Educational Guide.

The diary above reads: "March 7, 1916.  Today I take Ruth to her first day of child care.  Tomorrow I start my first day working in the shell filling factory.  It makes me a bit nervous leaving Ruth in the hands of others and going to work with TNT all day.  There have already been a few explosions in which many working women were killed.  I fear this job but I need the work and the wages are good.  I haven't eaten much lately and its been hard to find any fruit, vegetables or meat.  One thing I found quite strange was that some butchers actually began to sell dead cats.  How strange!  Today has been different than most due to Ruth having the opportunity of the nursery.  Also that I finally obtained a job and am now able to have a bit of extra money coming in.  I think this will be good for both of us.  Hopefully everything goes well within the factory."

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