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Remarkable Works, Remarkable Times | Paper, Pens & Prose: Discovering Early Manuscripts | Explorations in American History | Beautiful Science | Online Lessons Only

 

The Huntington offers the following library programs with accompanying lesson plans for teachers.

 

REMARKABLE WORKS, REMARKABLE TIMES

Grades 8 through 12

 

While visiting our main library exhibitions, students will discuss and decipher the fascinating stories that primary source documents have to reveal. These books and images range from Chaucer to Shakespeare to Lincoln to the American West.

 

Language Arts Standards
Reading Comprehension: 2.4
Literary Response and Analysis: 3.2, 3.4

 

Fridays Only
Program begins at 10 a.m.
Duration: 90 minutes
Maximum of 50 students

 

DATES

 

Registration will begin Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015.

 

Oct. 9, 2015 through Dec. 4, 2015

Jan. 8, 2016 through May 27, 2016

 

VOCABULARY & LESSON PLANS

 

Vocabulary

 

Lesson Plans

 

Grades 4-12

Using Primary Sources in the Classroom

Document Analysis Worksheet

 

The lesson plans below are made possible through a generous grant from The Los Angeles Times/Times Mirror Foundation. 

 

Grade 7

The Widening World of  Books and Readers - World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times

 

Grade 8

The Literature of Upheaval - United States History and Geography: Growth and Conflict

 

Grade 11

A Nation Conceived in Liberty - Advanced Placement United States History

A Literature of Democracy - American Literature

 

Grades 11-12

Shakespeare's Universalism - British Literature

 


PAPER, PENS & PROSE: DISCOVERING EARLY MANUSCRIPTS

Grades 4 through 9

 

This program introduces students to the way in which the first books were produced, how paper and inks were made, and what scribes used in writing. Students will see original manuscripts and the Gutenberg Bible. A classroom activity will follow in which students will try calligraphy, illumination, and bookbinding.

 

History-Social Science Standards Assessed: 6.2, 7.8

 

Every Thursday and 2nd & 4th Wednesdays
Program begins at 10 a.m.
Duration: 90 minutes
Maximum of 40 students

 

DATES

 

Registration will begin Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015.

 

Oct. 8, 2015 through Dec. 10, 2015
Jan. 13, 2016 through May 26, 2016

 

VOCABULARY & LESSON PLANS

 

Vocabulary

 

Lesson Plans
The lesson plans below are made possible through a generous grant from The Los Angeles Times/Times Mirror Foundation.

 

Grade 4

Coming to California:  Juan Bautista de Anza Establishes a Land Route - California History

 

Grades 4-8

The Development of Writing & Books, Part I - History and Geography

The Development of Writing & Books, Part II - History and Geography

 

Grade 5

Washington's Rise Begins:  A Journal of a Noteworthy Journey - United States History and Geography

 

Grade 6

The Latin Legacy:  Language as a Cultural Marker - World History and Geography

 

Grade 7

A Changing Society:  Chaucer and the Medieval World - World History and Geography

 


EXPLORATIONS IN AMERICAN HISTORY

Grades 5, 8, and 11

 

Designed to complement the American history curriculum, this program focuses on primary source materials and artworks that document important events in our nation’s past. Students will visit both the Library and Scott Galleries of American Art.

 

History-Social Science Content Standards: 5.5 Causes of the American Revolution
History-Social Science Analysis Skill Standards: Research, Evidence, and Point-of-View
English-Language Arts Content Standards: Reading Comprehension: 2.3

 

Wednesdays Only
Program begins at 10 a.m.
Duration: 90 minutes
Maximum of 70 students

 

DATES

 

Registration will begin Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015.

 

Oct. 7, 2015 through Dec. 9, 2015
Jan. 6, 2016 through May 25, 2016

 

WEBSITE
huntington.org/explorations

 

LESSON PLANS

 

Grade 5

American Biography: Six Important People from our Nation’s History - United States History and Geography

Cooperation and Conflict: American Indians and English Settlers in Colonial America - United States History and Geography

Early English Exploration and Settlement of the Colony of Virginia - United States History and Geography

The Corps of Discovery: The Lewis and Clark Expedition - United States History and Geography

Pennsylvania Colony: The Holy Experiment - United States History and Geography

Settlement of the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay Colonies of New England - United States History and Geography

Religious Dissent (A Supplement to Settlement of the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay Colonies of New England) - United States History and Geography

Slavery: A Crisis in the Making - United States History and Geography

Causes of the American Revolution: Soldiers and Civilians at War - United States History and Geography

Causes of the American Revolution: The Stamp Act Crisis - United States History and Geography

Causes of the American Revolution: Trouble in Boston - United States History and Geography

Triangular Trade - United States History and Geography

Benjamin Franklin: Colonial Printer and Journalist - United States History and Geography

The Bill of Rights - United States History and Geography

Freedom of the Press: The Trial of Peter Zenger - United States History and Geography

 

Grade 8

Created Equal: Inventing the American Republic - United States History and Geography

A New Birth of Freedom: Lincoln's Presidency and the Civil War - United States History and Geography

A House Divided: Slavery and the Civil War - United States History and Geography

 

Grade 11

The Constitution on Trial: the Internment of the Japanese During World War II - United States History and Geography

Will you let Jim Crow hold me back?" The Poetry and Prose of Langston Hughes - United States History and Geography

Lampooning Injustice: Paul Conrad's Perspective on Civil Rights - United States History and Geography

 


BEAUTIFUL SCIENCE

Grades 7 through 10

 

Students discover how great ideas in science have changed over time while practicing their literacy skills in the library exhibition “Beautiful Science: Ideas that Changed the World.” Working in small teams, students analyze the exhibition to determine its main messages and then share their findings with the group.

 

Addresses California Academic Standards
I.E. 1.k. Recognize the accumulative nature of scientific evidence

 

Fridays Only
Program begins at 10 a.m.
Duration: 90 minutes
Maximum of 40 students

 

DATES

 

Registration will begin Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015.

 

Oct. 9, 2015 through Dec. 4, 2015
Jan. 8, 2016 through May 27, 2016

 

VOCABULARY

 

Vocabulary list

 


Online Lessons Only

 

THE GREAT EXPERIMENT: GEORGE WASHINGTON AND THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC

 

Lesson Plans - Grades 8-11

Introduction to lesson plans

Simple Truth ... Can Render His Fame Immortal

Columbia's First and Greatest Son

The Colony of Virginia as Far as the Mississippi

The Horse America Throwing His Master

The Flood Gates of Civil Disorder

No Evil Greater than Disunion

North and South Will Hang Together if They Have You to Hang On

My First Wishes To See ... Slavery in this Country Abolished by Slow, Sure, and Imperceptible Degrees

 

LAND OF GOLDEN DREAMS: CALIFORNIA IN THE GOLD RUSH DECADE 1848-1858

 

The Land of Golden Dreams: California in the Gold Rush Decade, 1848-1858
Units of study were made possible by the generous support of Dr. and Mrs. Peter S. Bing and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Munger.  Additional funding was provided by Wells Fargo; Institute of Museum and Library Services, Library Services and Technology Act; the Times Mirror Foundation; Mrs. Helen Smetz; the GenCorp Foundation—Aerojet; and the Dorothy Clune Trask Murray Foundation.

 

Lesson Plans - Grades 4-5

The Adventure Begins: "Boys I believe I have found a gold mine!"

Getting There: "So you want to go to California?"

The Days of '49: "I've been toiling hard for the last two and one-half years"

The World Rushed In: "Who are these people...and how came they here?"

Legacies of El Dorado: "Here you can step out of your house and see the whole world spread out."

 

Lesson Plans - Grades 7-12

"The march of civilization" (Manifest Destiny)

"The march of emigration is to the West, and naught will arrest its advance but the mighty ocean" (routes to California)

"...Down torrent and through the valley, ever rushes on the muddy sediment from the thousand busy rockers" (mining)

"If enny one wished to send out goods think I could sell them as well as enny man in California" (Gold Rush towns)

"All we want is an equal chance, an open field, and a fair fight" (racial diversity)

"An apron full of gold" (families)

"A Peck of Gold" (the Gold Rush in literature)

"A convention shall meet and frame a state constitution" (California constitution and statehood)

 


 

 

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