Frazier History Museum

Self- Guided Core Content Information

Lewis and Clark

Grades: 3 – 12, minimum 15 / maximum 120 students

Available beginning April 13, 2015

Students will go on an interactive adventure through our Lewis and Clark exhibit to better understand the Corps of Discovery.   By re-tracing their steps, students will learn about local connections to the expedition, as well as land forms, animal species, and numerous Native American tribes encountered along the way.  Elements of culture within the various American Indian groups will be examined, as well as different perspectives of the event.  The program will conclude with a live performance related to the topic. Please note: Lewis and Clark is the only self-guided package that runs 30 minutes longer than the others, making it 2 ½ hours, 3 hours with lunch

Want to make a day of it?  Our Reservation Specialist can help you add a visit to view Lewis and Clark in the KY Science Center’s digital theatre (one block away).  Payment will be made separately at each location.

Core Content:

SS-08-4.1.1 Students will use a variety of geographic tools (maps, photographs, charts, graphs, databases) to interpret patterns and locations on Earth’s surface in the United States prior to Reconstruction

SS-08-5.1.1 Students will use a variety of tools (e.g., primary and secondary sources) to describe and explain historical events and conditions and to analyze the perspectives of different individuals and groups (e.g., gender, race, region, ethnic group, age, economic status, religion, political group) in U.S. history prior to Reconstruction.

SS-08-2.3.1 Students will explain how conflict and competition (e.g., political, economic, religious, ethnic) occurred among individuals and groups in the United States prior to Reconstruction.

SS-08-5.2.3 Students will explain how the growth of democracy and geographic expansion occurred and were significant to the development of the United States.

SS-08-2.1.1 Students will explain how elements of culture (e.g., language, the arts, customs, beliefs, literature) defined specific groups in the United States prior to Reconstruction and resulted in unique perspective

SS-05-4.1.1 Students will use geographic tools (e.g., maps, charts, graphs) to identify natural resources and other physical characteristics (e.g., major land forms, major bodies of water, weather, climate, roads, bridges) and analyze patterns of movement and settlement in the United States.

SS-05-5.1.1 Students will use a variety of primary and secondary sources (e.g., artifacts, diaries, maps, timelines) to describe significant events in the history of the U.S. and interpret different perspectives.

SS-05-2.3.1 Students will describe various forms of interactions (compromise, cooperation, conflict) that occurred between diverse groups (e.g., Native Americans, European Explorers, English colonists, British Parliament) in the history of the United States.

AH-P-SA-S-DT4 Students will explore a variety of dramatic works (e.g., theater and dramatic media – film, television)

Take a Closer Look           

Grades: 3 – 12, minimum 15/ maximum 150 students

During this inquiry-focused package, students will utilize primary and secondary sources to develop questions and make discoveries about the past.  An investigation sheet will be provided to assist students with analyzing artifacts, images, life-like scenes and text in meaningful ways.  A live performance is included as part of the visit and, whenever possible, will be connected to your unit of study.

Core Content:

SS-EP-5.1.1 Students will use a variety of primary and secondary sources (e.g., artifacts, diaries, timelines) to interpret the past.

AH-P-SA-S-DT4 Students will explore a variety of dramatic works (e.g., theater and dramatic media – film, television)

SS-08-5.1.1 Students will use a variety of tools (e.g., primary and secondary sources) to describe and explain historical events and conditions and to analyze the perspectives of different individuals and groups (e.g., gender, race, region, ethnic group, age, economic status, religion, political group) in U.S. history prior to Reconstruction.

 SS-HS-5.1.1 Students will use a variety of tools (e.g. primary and secondary sources, data, artifacts) to analyze perceptions and perspectives (e.g. gender, race, region, ethnic group, nationality, age, economic status, religion, politics, geographic factors) of people and historical events in the modern world (1500 A.D. to present) and United States History (Reconstruction to present).

Write a Museum Review

Grades: 3 – 12, minimum 15/ maximum 150

Your students will be welcomed to the museum as “arts & culture critics” assigned to write a newspaper review of the Frazier History Museum. By utilizing the observation sheets provided, students will capture their thoughts and impressions of the exhibits, staff and facility in an organized way.  A live performance by one of the Frazier’s historical interpreters will provide yet another opportunity for student critique, as well as a method for including Social Studies content. Back at school, students will reflect on their experience and write a review.  Sample museum reviews will available for pre/ post-visit use.

Core Content:

SS-EP-5.1.1 Students will use a variety of primary and secondary sources (e.g., artifacts, diaries, timelines) to interpret the past.

AH-P-SA-S-DT4 Students will explore a variety of dramatic works (e.g., theater and dramatic media – film, television)

SS-HS-5.1.1 Students will use a variety of tools (e.g. primary and secondary sources, data, artifacts) to analyze perceptions and perspectives (e.g. gender, race, region, ethnic group, nationality, age, economic status, religion, politics, geographic factors) of people and historical events in the modern world (1500 A.D. to present) and United States History (Reconstruction to present).

SS-HS-5.1.1 Students will use a variety of tools (e.g. primary and secondary sources, data, artifacts) to analyze perceptions and perspectives (e.g. gender, race, region, ethnic group, nationality, age, economic status, religion, politics, geographic factors) of people and historical events in the modern world (1500 A.D. to present) and United States History (Reconstruction to present).

W.5.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

W.4.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.

Teacher-Led Experience

Grades K-12, minimum 15,/max 300

School groups that prefer to experience the Frazier Museum without participating in an educational program may register in advance for a self-guided visit. After a brief introduction to the museum, participating groups have time to explore the galleries on their own, visit select temporary exhibitions and view live performances on the daily schedule.

Holidays Around the World

Grades K-8, minimum 15/ maximum 150 students

Available again this holiday season!  Please check back for specific dates.

Students will discover holiday traditions from around the globe as they investigate our Holidays Around the World trees decorated by local cultural groups to represent their country of origin.  Students will investigate many diverse cultures, use geography skills to locate represented countries on a world map, and view a live performance related to the holidays.

Core Content:
SS-EP-4.1.1 Students will use geographic tools (e.g., maps, globes, mental maps, charts, graphs) to locate and describe familiar places at home, school and the community.

SS-EP-2.1.2 Students will study a variety of diverse cultures locally and in the world today and explain the importance of appreciating and understanding other cultures.

AH-P-SA-S-DT4 Students will explore a variety of dramatic works (e.g., theater and dramatic media – film, television)

SS-06-4.1.1 Students will use a variety of geographic tools (maps, photographs, charts, graphs, databases, satellite images) to interpret patterns and locations on Earth’s surface in the present day

SS-06-2.1.1 Students will explain how elements of culture (e.g., language, the arts, customs, beliefs, literature) define specific groups in the global world of the present day and may result in unique perspectives.