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SSYAC Meeting 1: Knowledge Begins in Wonder (Archived: Fall 2017 - Spring 2018)

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Social Studies +2 Age Level High School (16 to 18 years old)

Knowledge Begins in Wonder... WHAT WOULD MAKE MUSEUMS BETTER?

  • interaction with objects - physical and virtual & accessible
  • make them applicable to teens

Teens played The Mystery of the Megatherium Club: Mustaches & Mayhem! scavenger hunt in the Castle, and had a dialogue with Smithsonian Secretary David J. Skorton and Dr. Robin Davisson.

KEYWORDS: Smithsonian history, mystery, LARP, live action role-play, teen, student engagement, teen council

James Smithson

National Portrait Gallery

Color Image of the Smithsonian Castle on Fire

Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Smithsonian Institution Building After Fire of 1865

Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Joseph Henry, First Secretary of the Smithsonian

Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Joseph Henry's Daily Journal, 1865

Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Children's Room, 1901

Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Smithsonian Explorers, The Megatherium Club

Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Megatherium mirabile Leidy

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy Exhibit

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Giant Sloth and Mammoth Skeletons; Art Show

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Giant Ground Sloths, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Smithsonian People of Note

Krisit Delich, Client Services Manager, OVS