Central School Third Grade Virtual Museum: A Day in the Neighborhood
School: Central Elementary School, Wilmette, IL
Nominated by: Barbara Ungar, School Library Media Specialist
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Participating students explored the American immigrant experience through primary source research, museum and ethnic neighborhood visits, local history discussions, literature, writing activities, art, music and dance. Program development included curriculum tie-in and collaboration lead by the school librarian, involving the school’s third grade teachers, music teacher, art teacher, technology teacher and differentiated instruction specialist. Now in its 13th year, the program culminates in the expansion of a “Virtual Museum” Web site, produced by students to demonstrate and share their learning. The Central Elementary School’s “Virtual Museum” is available online at: http://www.wilmette39.org/virtualmuseum.
Student-created Chinese brush painting Student-created photograph of beans
Student-created photograph of Greek columns Student-created Wycinanki
Reflection from the Award Winner
Award Presentation Image
Thomas Phelps, National Endowment for the Humanities, presents Jaffarian Award to Barbara Ungar