About Museums, Culture, and Justice to Explore in Your Classroom (Paperback)

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By Therese Quinn, Kevin K. Kumashiro (Foreword by), William Ayers (Editor)
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Museums are public resources that can offer rich extensions to classroom educational experiences, from tours through botanical gardens to searching for family records in the archives of a local historical society. With clarity and a touch of humor, Quinn presents ideas and examples of ways that teachers can use museums to support student exploration while also teaching for social justice. Topics include disability and welcoming all bodies, celebrating queer people's lives and histories, settler colonialism and decolonization, fair workplaces, Indigenous knowledge, and much more. This practical resource invites classroom teachers to rethink how and why they are bringing students to museums and suggests projects for creating rich museum-based learning opportunities across an array of subject areas.

Book Features:

  • Links museums, classroom teaching, and social movements for justice.
  • Focuses on the cultural contributions of people of color, women, and other marginalized groups.
  • Organized around probing questions connecting history and contemporary events, museum formats and content, and activities.
  • Includes pull-out themes and resources for further reading.

About the Author

Therese Quinn is an associate professor and director of Museum and Exhibition Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780807763438
ISBN-10: 0807763438
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication Date: January 24th, 2020
Language: English