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REMARKABLE WORKS, REMARKABLE TIMES
Grades 6 through 12

 

Language Arts Standards
Reading Comprehension: 2.4
Literary Response and Analysis: 3.2, 3.4

 

While visiting our main library exhibitions, students will discuss and decipher the fascinating stories that primary source documents have to reveal. These books and images range from Chaucer to Shakespeare to Lincoln to the American West.

 

Fridays Only
Program begins at 10 a.m.
Duration: 90 minutes
Maximum of 50 students

 

DATES
Oct. 10 through Dec. 5

Jan. 9 through May 22

 

Vocabulary lists and lesson plans

 


PAPER, PENS & PROSE: DISCOVERING EARLY MANUSCRIPTS
Grades 4 through 9

 

History-Social Science Standards Assessed: 6.2, 7.8

 

This program introduces students to the way in which the first books were produced, how paper and inks were made, and what scribes used in writing. Students will see original manuscripts and the Gutenberg Bible. A classroom activity will follow in which students will try calligraphy, illumination, and bookbinding.

 

Every Thursday and 2nd & 4th Wednesday
Program begins at 10 a.m.
Duration: 90 minutes
Maximum of 40 students

 

DATES
Oct. 8 through Dec. 11
Jan. 8 through May 21

 

Vocabulary lists and lesson plans


EXPLORATIONS IN AMERICAN HISTORY
Grades 5, 8, and 11

 

History-Social Science Content Standards: 5.5 Causes of the American Revolution
History-Social Science Analysis Skill Standards: Research, Evidence, and Point-of-View
English-Language Arts Content Standards: Reading Comprehension: 2.3

 

Designed to complement the American history curriculum, this program focuses on primary source materials and artworks that document important events in our nation’s past. Students will visit both the Library and Scott Galleries of American Art.

 

Wednesdays Only
Program begins at 10 a.m.
Duration: 90 minutes
Maximum of 70 students

 

DATES
Oct. 8 through Dec. 10
Jan. 7 through May 20

 

WEBSITE
huntington.org/explorations

 

Lesson plans



BEAUTIFUL SCIENCE
Grades 7 through 10

 

Addresses California Academic Standards
I.E. 1.k. Recognize the accumulative nature of scientific evidence

 

Students discover how great ideas in science have changed over time while practicing their literacy skills in the library exhibition “Beautiful Science: Ideas That Have Changed the World.” Working in small teams, students analyze the exhibition to determine its main messages and then share their findings with the group.

 

Fridays Only
Program begins at 10 a.m.
Duration: 90 minutes
Maximum of 40 students

 

DATES
Oct. 10 through Dec. 5
Jan. 9 through May 22

Vocabulary list

 

 


 

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The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. Henry Huntington, a key figure in the...

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