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Connecting kids to history with museum exhibitions

Author: D Lynn McRainey; John Russick
Publisher: Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kids have profound and important relationships to the past, but they don't experience history in the same way as adults. In this guide, top museum professionals present current research and practice to help create meaningful and memorable museum experience for children.--[book cover].
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Connecting kids to history with museum exhibitions.
Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)741709799
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D Lynn McRainey; John Russick
ISBN: 9781598743821 1598743821 9781598743838 159874383X
OCLC Number: 310392575
Description: 333 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Valuing kids. Never too young to connect to history : cognitive development and learning / Sharon Shaffer --
It's about them : using developmental frameworks to create exhibitions for children (and their grown-ups) / Elizabeth Reich Rawson --
Experts, evaluators, and explorers : collaborating with kids / Anne Grimes Rand and Robert Kiihne --
Connecting kids to history. Finding the story in history / Leslie Bedford --
Imagination, a child's gateway to engagement with the past / Daniel Spock --
Playing with the past / Jon-Paul C. Dyson --
A sense of the past / D. Lynn McRainey --
Are we there yet? : children, history, and the power of place / Benjamin Filene --
Creating history exhibitions for kids. Shaping the space : designing for kids / Andy Anway and Neal Mayer --
Making history interactive / John Russick --
Is it real? : kids and collections / Mary Jane Taylor and Beth A. Twiss Houting --
Write and design with the family in mind / Judy Rand --
In a language they'll understand : media and museums / Gail Ringel.
Responsibility: D. Lynn McRainey and John Russick, editors.

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