Digital Gallery Tour
Students will learn the hidden history of women's contributions to the American West and will be asked to reflect on important women in their lives by:
- exploring the topic through introductory questions
- analyzing objects from the Autry Museum using guiding questions
- engaging in hands-on projects or activities connecting the student to the topic
CA HSS: 8.6.6
CA HSS: 8.8.3
CA HSS: 11.6.4 4
CA HSS: 11.10.7
Digital Gallery Tour Resources
Pre-Lesson: Split students into small groups, each with an image from the digital gallery tour and have students describe what they see in the image making predictions or creating questions on Women in the West.
Post Lesson: Post object images from the digital gallery tour throughout the classroom or on a distance learning platform. Students “tour” each station writing down questions they still have on the subject. Assign students to research the answer to a question and present for each image object.
Extension(s): Students choose one project from the “Things to Consider” object prompts or “Conclusion” activities to complete and share.
Teaching Tips for Different Learning Environments
Whole Class In-Person Learning: Split students into groups based on the Women of the West digital gallery tour sections: Absent from History, Artists, Sister’s Are Doin’ it for Themselves. Students review and present the information to the class guiding classmates through one of the “Things to Consider” questions. The teacher presents the first objects and discussion questions to model.
Whole Class Distance Learning: Create Zoom/GoogleChat/Teams polls, chats or lead a discussion using the “Things to Consider” questions. Create breakout rooms for different aspects of the digital gallery tour (Absent from History, Artists, Sister’s Are Doin’ it for Themselves) and have students come back to whole class to share what they learned.
Tech Fun: Kahoot! to answer multiple choice questions throughout the digital gallery tour; Flipgrid to record skits, dances, or storytelling; Scratch to code a story or an animation; Jamboard to draw or collage images; Google Docs for writing and sharing poems and stories.
Links to Associated Education Resources