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Learning Local Immigration History In and Out of the Museum
Museum & Society
  • Jeremy Stoddard, College of William & Mary
  • Alan Marcus, University of Connecticut
  • Kurt Squire, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • John Martin, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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In this article we utilize three case studies from the US as models for structuring historical inquiry in museum education programs focused on local immigration history. We focus on how models of practice from museums can be utilized as part of authentic history education pedagogy – in particular conducting historical inquiry with archival material and creating engaging exhibits. The three cases we draw from are the Tenement Museum (New York City), the Open House exhibit at the Minnesota History Center (St Paul, Minnesota), and a middle grades project in the Greenbush neighborhood (Madison, Wisconsin).
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Jeremy Stoddard, Alan Marcus, Kurt Squire and John Martin. "Learning Local Immigration History In and Out of the Museum" Museum & Society Vol. 13 Iss. 2 (2015) p. 123 - 141
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