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Education :: Prepare for Your Visit

Teacher's Guides

Planning on spending some time exploring the Museum before and/or after your scheduled tour? Enhance your students' overall museum experience with exercises and unique projects that you can conduct before, during and after your visit. Each guide will provide you with tools you can use in your classroom and correspond to New York State Learning Standards and Core Curriculum, so they can be incorporated easily into units you are already teaching.

You will find that each activity can be tailored to any grade level and students have an opportunity to demonstrate several skills. We hope that you find that these guides are valuable resources as you outline your lesson plans prior to visiting the New York State Museum.

Note: The Teacher Guides are not included in the Guided Tours Packet.


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