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Terminal Objective: Present information to a member of the general public on the five most important objects/concepts in the

Latin American Gallery, including comparisons to current objects or events.


Enabling Objectives Assessment Idea
Absorb Activity
Do Activity
Connect Activity
Quiz questionStudents will read a Quiz questionState who the Olmec
were.
multiple choice.
description of who
multiple choice.
the Olmec were
Answer multiple
and the place in
choice questions
society both during about the Olmecs.
their time and after
their demise.
Analysis of figures
Students will read
Analysis of figures
Explain how
archeologists use the
they have not seen how archaeologists they have not seen
standing figures (and
before.
used similar figures before:
others like it) to learn
to learn more about Students will be
more about the Olmec.
the Olmecs and
given images of the
look at labeled
figures in our
images of figures.
collection. They
will identify
different areas on
the figures that are
significant for
archeologists. They
will then describe
the significance of
those areas.
Relate the early Olmec
advances to more
modern civilizations in
the gallery.

Quiz questionshort answer.

Quiz question- short


answer. Students
will be presented
with the question:

what objects in the


gallery, from
different cultures,
have their roots in
Olmec advances?
State the basics of the
rules, equipment, and
outcomes of Ancient
Ball Games.

Indicate where an
Ancient Ball Game
player would have worn
a yoke, hacha, and a
palma and tell why.

Quiz questionshort answer.

Quiz questionmatching.

Students will watch


a video of the game
being played and
will read about the
ancient ball game.
They will also have
the opportunity to
listen to the
description, and
look at relevant
images.
Students will read
about the
equipment and
watch a video
about the
construction of the
playing balls.
Students will read
about the different
accessories and
look at a labeled
diagram.

Quiz questionshort answerstudents will


answer questions
about the basics of
the rules,
equipment, and
outcomes of the
ball game.

Quiz questionmatching.
Students will match
a photo of each
object from the
collection to where
it would have been
worn on a player.

Compare the Ancient


Ball Game to modern
day soccer.

Quiz questioncompare and


contrast the
Ancient Ball Game
and Modern Soccer.

Students will construct a ven diagram


that compares and contrasts the Ancient
Ball Game with Modern Soccer.

Explain the history of


hot chocolate as it
relates to the Chocolate
Vessel.

Quiz questionshort answer.

Students will read


about the
significant of hot
chocolate to the
Mayas.

Explain how original hot


chocolate was made.

Quiz questionmultiple choice.

Students will read


about how original
hot chocolate was
made and look at
images of the
process.

Compare original hot


chocolate to modern hot
chocolate.

Quiz questioncomparison of hot


chocolate in the
past and present.
Quiz questiontrue/false.

State what blood letting


was.

They will then use this information to


ponder how they would explain the
Ancient Gall Game to a group of 3rd
graders.
Short answerstudents will
explain the
significance of hot
chocolate to the
Maya.
Quiz question,
multiple choice:
Students will place
the steps in the
correct order.
Students will construct a ven diagram
that compares and contrasts original hot
chocolate and modern hot chocolate.

Students will read


about blood letting.

Quiz question
true/false: Students
will answer
true/false questions
about blood letting.

Describe the blood


letting scene on the
Chocolate Vessel.

Quiz questionshort answer.

Describe the
significance of a Tsantsa
in Jivaro culture using
their belief in different
souls.

Quiz questionshort answer.

Using the shrunken head


on display, describe the
steps, in order, of
making a Tsantsa.

Quiz questionmatching.

Identify how the


museum knows that
their Tsantsa is
authentic.

Quiz questionmatching.

Using the different gold

Quiz question-

Students will read


about the
significance of a
Tsantsa.
Students will watch
a video about the
Jivaro.
Students will read
about how the
Jivaro created
shrunken heads.
They will look at
images that show
some of the steps.
Students will read a
copy of the original
authentication
letter. Students will
look at a labeled
diagram of the
parts of our Tsantsa
that indicate it is
authentic.
Students will read

Quiz question short


answer:
Students will label
the parts of the
blood letting scene
on an image of the
chocolate vessel in
the collection.
Students will
answer multiple
choice questions
about the Tsantsa.

Quiz questionmatching: Students


will put the steps in
the correct order.

Quiz questionmatching: Students


will label an image
of a Tsantsa with
the characteristics
that authenticate it.

Quiz question-

Quiz question- short


answer: Students
will summarize the
significance of a
Tsantsa in their own
words.

pieces on display, state


the different ways the
Inca manipulated gold to
make jewelry.

matching.

about the ways to


manipulate gold
and look at pictures
of samples.

Compare the animals


made out of gold to
modern animals and
symbols.

Quiz questionshort answer.

Students will read


about the
significance of the
animals made out
of gold.

matching: Students
will match images
of the pieces in our
collection to the
different
manipulation
methods.
Quiz question- short answer: Students
will compare the objects made of gold to
modern animals. Students will relate
these to things like lucky rabbits feet, etc.

Terminal Objective: Present information to a member of the general public on the five most important objects/concepts in the
Natural History Gallery, including comparisons to current objects or events.
Enabling Objectives Assessment Idea
Absorb Activity
Do Activity
Connect Activity
Describe how different
Quiz question- short
Students will read about
Quiz question- short
types of fossils are
answer.
how fossils are formed.
answer: Students will
formed.
They will look at
summarize how fossils
diagrams of how this
are formed in a chart.
process occurs.
They will then find
examples of these
different types of fossil
in the gallery itself.
Using actual fossils,
Quiz question- matching
present and describe
with pictures.
examples of the different
types of fossils.
Explain why it is
important to study
fossils.

Quiz question- short


answer.

State that the Trilobite is


the Pennsylvania State
Fossil and identify what
type of fossil it is.

Quiz question- multiple


choice.

Students will read about


the different types of
fossils and look at
images of different types
of fossils.

Quiz question- matching


with pictures: Students
will label images of
fossils with what type of
fossil they are.
Quiz question- short
answer: Students will
summarize how the
study of fossils had led
to our knowledge of
what they world was like
before people, as if they
were teaching a group of
5th graders.

Students will read that


the trilobite is the
Pennsylvania state
fossil.

Quiz question- multiple


choice: Students will
identify the PA state
fossil what type of fossil

the it is.
Students will look at a
picture of a trilobite.
Explain how
paleontologists use
fossils like this to know
Pennsylvania used to be
under water.

Quiz question- short


answer.

Explain the significance


of the amphibian fossil
as the first land
vertebrate.

Quiz question- short


answer.

Define vertebrate.

Quiz questionmatching.

Using the cast on the


reading rail, show the
outline of the three
amphibians.

Quiz question- selection


using an image.

Compare the amphibian


fossil to similar modernday animals.
State how and where the

Quiz question- short


answer.
Quiz question- multiple

Students will read about


the significance of the
amphibian fossil
including news articles
from the discovery.
Students will read the
definition of vertebrate.

Students will read about

Quiz question- short


answer: Presented with
images of different
Pennsylvania fossils,
students will predict
what the climate/terrain
of PA was like during
different time periods.
Quiz question- short
answer: Students will
summarize the
importance in their own
words.
Quiz questionmatching: Students will
identify animals as
vertebrate or
invertebrate.
Quiz question- selection
using an image: Using
an image of the fossil,
students will trace the
outline of the three
amphibians.
Quiz question- short answer: Students will research
animals that are similar to the amphibian fossil and
make a list of them.
Quiz question- multiple

Apatosaurus vertebrae
were found.

choice.

the vertebrae and their


discovery.

choice: Students will


answer multiple choice
questions about the
vertebrae.

Using the Apatosaurus


model, tell what
vertebrae are and show
where they are located.

Quiz question- short


answer with an image.

Students will read the


definition of vertebrae
and look at a labeled
imaged.

Tell how the museum


obtained the
Apatosaurus vertebrae.
Use the size of the
vertebrae to predict how
large the whole dinosaur
was.

Quiz question- fill in the


blank.

Students will read the


original bill of sale.

Quiz question- short


answer with an image:
Using an image of the
Apatosaurus model,
students will indicate
where the vertebrae are
located.
Quiz question- fill in the
blank.

Discuss the terminology


Apatosaurus v.
Brontosaurus.

Quiz question- short


answer.

Use current news


(drilling in Yucatan) to
discuss the extinction of
dinosaurs.

Quiz question- short


answer.

Quiz question- short


answer

Students will read about


the different names and
their uses over the past
decades.
Students will read about
the current events in the
Yucatan peninsula and
look at relevant images.
They will also be able to
listen to the information.

Quiz question- short


answer: Students will
create a comparison for
the size of the dinosaur
using a modern day
object (ie larger than a
school bus).
Quiz question- short
answer: Students will
summarize the use of the
names by decade.
Quiz question- short answer: Students will align this
new information with other theories and present a
current theory of extinction.

Explain what the


diatryma was and state
that this fossil is a cast
and where the original
one is.

Quiz question- short


answer.

Students will read about


the diatryma and look at
different artists
renderings of the
diatryma.

Quiz question- short answer: Students will choose


one artists drawing and explain why they think it is
the most accurate.

Students will read about


the fossil as a cast and
where it came from.
Use the cast to explain
that they did not fly
(they have no wings).

Quiz question- multiple


choice with an image.

Compare the diatryma to


modern animals.

Quiz questionmatching.

Correct any
misconceptions about
the diatryma as a fierce
hunter (ie from video
games, etc).

Quiz question- short


answer.

Quiz question- multiple


choice with an image:
Using an image of the
cast on display, students
will identify important
features in the skeleton
including the lack of
wings.
Quiz question- matching: Students will compare
features of the diatryma to similar modern day
animals.
Quiz question- short answer: Students will compare
the results of modern research to previous theories
about the diatryma.