Teaching Through Collections
Explore activities and objects by theme:
- More to come! New themes being developed in 2018-19.
The Power of Museum Collections
Objects tell many stories. They are touchstones that bring memories and meanings to life, and forge connections between the present and past. Museums collect these objects, care for them, and use them to help people understand the world around them.
Objects can help bring history to life. Teaching with museum collections sparks curiosity and imagination, and encourages further exploration.
Teaching Through Collections Project
The UA Museum of the North and Denali National Park and Preserve are partnering to provide opportunities for educators and the community to connect with Denali museum collections.
Teacher Workshop: In the spring of 2018, UAMN and Denali NP&P held two workshops for Denali-area educators, one at Tri-Valley School and another at the Alaska Association of Student Governments conference. The workshops focused on learning from objects, with examples drawn from Denali collections and featuring local culture, science, and history.
Outreach Event: In Spring 2019, UAMN and Denali NP&P will offer an outreach event for area residents, featuring hands-on activities centered on Denali collections.