Students analyze objects from the Autry’s Collections online during a distance learning activity or during an in-person self-guided visit.
CA HSS: Historical and Social Sciences Analysis Skills: Research, Evidence, and Point of View:
K-5: 1. Students differentiate between primary and secondary sources. 2. Students pose relevant questions about events they encounter in historical documents, eyewitness accounts, oral histories, letters, diaries, artifacts, photographs, maps, artworks, and architecture.
6th - 8th: 1. Students assess the credibility of primary and secondary sources and draw sound conclusions from them. 2. Students detect the different historical points of view on historical events and determine the context in which the historical statements were made (the questions asked, sources used, author's perspectives).
9th - 12th: 5. Students construct and test hypotheses; collect, evaluate, and employ information from multiple primary and secondary sources; and apply it in oral and written presentations.
Lesson and Resources
- Student Response Sheet: Object Analysis Activity Fillable Student Response Sheet; Spanish
- Student Response Sheet: Object Analysis Self Guided Visit Fillable Student Response Sheet; Spanish
Associated Education Resources
- Video: What is this Object? Episode 1
- Video: What is this Object? Episode 2
- Video: What is this Object? Episode 3
- Lesson: Art Analysis
Teaching Tips for Different Learning Environments
Whole Class In-Person Learning: Post sketches of objects and write-up of steps 2-3 object analysis around classroom. Gallery Walk of objects.
Whole Class Distance Learning: Post sketches of objects and write-up of steps 2-3 in class PowerPoint or GoogleSlides. Students to a virtual Gallery Walk of objects.
Tech Fun: Use Flipgrid or another application to present object analysis.
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