Programs 2016-2017

ART HISTORY GRADES 3-6

Integrate art and enhance visual literacy in your classroom! Through art-based learning and hands-on creative activities, the Lyman Allyn Art Museum and the Bruce Museum will take students behind the canvas and provide art, history and science content from current exhibitions and permanent collections to strengthen students’ critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills

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ASTRONOMY GRADES 3-6

Look for The New Children’s Museum’s four articles this year spotlighting things to discover in the night sky and a special astronomy mission in the news!

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Battleship Cove GRADES 3-8

Battleship Cove preserves the world’s largest collection of historic naval ships. These ships and exhibits tell stories that span six decades of American history. They include the World War 2 battleship USS Massachusetts, two PT Boats, the submarine USS Lionfish, the destroyer USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., and missile corvette Hiddensee. Battleship Cove also delivers educational programs with a mission to honor patriotism and country.

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CONNECTICUT NATURE GRADES 3-6

Join Mystic Aquarium and Roaring Brook Nature Center for a year of real world science learning. This program presents high interest science lessons and activities that will reinforce skills and engage students in conversation and inquiry beyond their textbooks.

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Geography Connections GRADES 4-8

The Geography Connections program, a perennial favorite, introduces students to the globe through interactive and interesting articles about cities and countries around the world. Students learn about the world through culture, geographic themes, and mapping skills.

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SCIENCE MATTERS GRADES 5-12

How much do your students know about new developments in science and how scientists work? This year-long NIE literacy program will stimulate students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) beyond their textbooks. Presented by the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.

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Mystic Seaport GRADES 4-8

Mystic Seaport is an experiential education facility where students experience hands-on history and science in a vibrant setting. Our 19-acre Museum along the waterfront includes a recreated 19th-century coastal town, historic vessels and small boats, exhibit galleries, a renowned Planetarium, and much more! This year’s articles will feature information and activities related to maritime history, astronomy and navigation, and primary sources all found at Mystic Seaport!

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Old Sturbridge Village GRADES 3-5

Make History at Old Sturbridge Village!

Old Sturbridge Village celebrates the everyday life of the people who lived in rural New England in the formative, first decades of our new nation. The Village provides an authentic, first-hand look at the often challenging and rapidly changing textures and rhythms of New England life in what were transformative years – 1790 to 1840.

Unlike traditional history museums, Old Sturbridge Village encourages students to put their hands on history and fully immerse themselves in America’s past. At the Village, everyone has the unique opportunity to see, hear, feel, smell, taste and experience early American history up close.

Old Sturbridge Village… So much more than a museum!

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Student News GRADES 6-12

FOX CT Student News, FSN, is a nationally recognized student-centered program designed to give students real-world experiences in multimedia journalism and production. The program is part of WTIC’s long term commitment to promote excellence in education for all children and youth and is free of charge to Connecticut middle and high schools.

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The Stock Market Game GRADES 4-12

Put your students on the floor of the Stock Exchange! This simulated financial literacy game will have students thinking, speculating, and calculating. Invest a hypothetical $100,000 over a ten-week period via online transactions. Compete in one of three divisions: Grades 4-6; Grades 7 and 8; Grades 9-12.

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