The sites visited in each of the courses in the series, Our National Treasures, present inquisitive participants with many facets of our cultural heritage. The course experience itself is an exploratory process that is as much to be valued as the sites themselves. As a curious lifelong learner one must perform research in order to discover answers that lead to more questions and more research.
Thus in this course, the participant prepares for the site visit by conducting investigations to gain a better appreciation of the knowledge and inspiration that the national treasure will offer. At the locale itself, questions are posed that further one’s desire to engage in additional study. Therefore touring the site and becoming engrossed in the process becomes the true national treasure.
Art speaks in a different way to each person and expresses itself through a variety of avenues. This class gives the teacher the opportunity to experience this phenomenon through a very effective teaching process while visiting and studying galleries in the nation’s capitol.
The Teacher will:
- Visit three Washington D.C. art museum/galleries, chosen from among five categories.
- Conduct web exploration on fifteen museum/galleries to decide which three to visit.
- Ask questions of employees of art museum/galleries about the exhibits.
- After the visit, conduct further study on specific pieces of art and/or their artists.
- Communicate the experience
20+ years Classroom Teacher, Mentor Teacher, Team Leader, Club Advisor. Beth is dedicated to fostering a collaborative classroom community with students and parents. Focused on developing and implementing engaging and innovative instruction. Her primary purpose is to reinvigorate teachers by providing opportunities of exploration collaboration and development to assist other in meeting their personal and professional goals. Beth’s personal interests are family, community volunteering, and being active.