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Saturday, October 18, 2014

The museum we strive for

            What makes history fun to learn? Why do many students dislike Social Studies so much? Could it be the primitive teaching from text books? The attempt to teach mundane and repetitive chronology of fact after fact?
We all know students love field trips. They thrive on new experiences, learning through interaction with others and hands-on experiences. When they get socially and physically involved their brains sprout connections and lunge at the breadcrumbs amassed from the experiences before them.
Organizations such as the Iowa Museum Association build on improving the educational experience with measures such as their conferences. The opportunity to network with like-minded professionals allows us to build upon what we know in the hopes of a bigger and brighter future for the education of history. Isn’t this what museums are all about? To create an atmosphere where children can thrive in the presence of knowledge and we can admire the excitement and spark we see in the children’s eyes?

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