After completion of the museum walk, you will be asked to make connections about what you have learned. In a one page reflective essay, discuss how what you have learned about your area of expertise relates to another theme and another genre. Your goal is to synthesize an entire outlook on the aspects of Romanticism by making connections.
Test Your Knowledge:
After students complete the tour of their museum, they will compete in Test Your Knowledge. Each student has a 3 x 5 card and they will engage in a competition to find commonalities between items displayed in the museum, but from different genres. For example, the student may connect the painting of Lady Macbeth to poem to a piece of Romantic poetry by Edgar Allen Poe called Annabel Lee. Walt Whitman's poem, "As If A Phantom Caress'd Me," may be connected to a piece of prose by Herny James called The Turn of The Screw. Students write down the name of the pieces, the genres, and describe the similarities between the two pieces. This will be a ten minute race to see who can write down the most accurate connections between pieces from different genres and the two winners with the most correct choices will win museum passes to a local museum to attend with one guest.
For those particularly interested in the interior design aspects of this project, here is a resource list related to interior design and creating your own art installation:
- Interior Design 101
- Museum Mounting
- Museum Mounting Kit
For additional exposure to museums with popular content, here are several other examples:
- Tour the Cairo Museum to gain ideas for your current and future museum design, placement of objects, and expand your knowledge of Egypt on this site. Enter
- Visual learning that links students, teachers, museums, and publishers while using audio, video, and pictures. Magic You can Take the Magic Tour
- The Dr. Pepper Museum Collection
- Color Wheel
- Color Matters
- Many Color Wheels
- Spell with Flicker and Graphics