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Curriculum Guides & Lesson Plans

We are pleased to offer teaching materials designed to complement resources at the MSU Museum. Whether or not you can visit the Museum with your students, these materials provide ways to experience the resources in your classroom. Click on your selection below to access materials.

Elementary School

An Extraordinary Document of Our World: Lesson plans about people around the world and their work

Social Studies at the MSU Museum: A list of MSU Museum exhibits and resources recommended for social studies

Middle School & High School

Practicing Exposition Techniques with the Ruby Bridges Quilt and the Quilt Index: A First-Year Writing lesson by MSU professor Dr. Cheryl Caesar

Social Studies at the MSU Museum: A list of MSU Museum exhibits and resources recommended for social studies

Adult Learners

Museum Object Activity: Guiding questions for exploring museum objects

Practicing Exposition Techniques with the Ruby Bridges Quilt and the Quilt Index: A First-Year Writing lesson by MSU professor Dr. Cheryl Caesar

Using Natural History to Engage with Theatre History at the MSU Museum: A museum-based activity for "Studies in Theatre History" (THR 431) by Dr. Daniel Smith, MSU Department of Theatre