What a day! Due to crazy winds in the area, we were without power for all but an hour of our day. The artifact analysis was one of the scheduled things I got done today. Anyhow...
I have made it new goal for the year to start each day with the students either looking at a primary source or and artifact and discussing it using the "see-think-wonder" model. This was our artifact today.
Most often, I have my images connect to other studies going on (crazy idea, right?). This week we are studying Mississippi and Tennessee to give you a clue. This person's birthday is also coming up next week (my kids can see the birthdays on the calendar). Her image is also hanging in my classroom.
Guesses? These shoes belong to Dolly Parton when she joined the cast of the Grand Ole Opry in 1969. They are displayed along the with dress and the lyrics to Jolene in the same display at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. Along with the image of the artifact, we then watched the video of Dolly performing at the Grand Ole Opry in 1969. I encouraged my students to note the styles of the hair and clothes, as well as the cameras, while they were watching the video as they are representative of change over time.
I have opened a new area in my classroom for thinking titled "What's In A Museum?" I want the kids to come to the understanding that museums can hold all kind of things. I am going to be providing sticky notes for them to add their thoughts and ideas along the way. Today's lesson is the beginning to some new thinking and I am looking forward to it!
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