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LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES
Check out our new History and Creative Writing lessons for our Becoming Los Angeles exhibit:
Continued Traditions - Explore traditions of the Gabrielino-Tongva people and how those traditions live on today. Become a museum archeologist to examine artifacts and write, draw, and record your findings.
Coming to California - Discover how 49ers traveled to California during the Gold Rush by examining Museum objects and historical photographs. Investigate one migrant's journey to California in seach of riches.
Grades 2 - 5
Found History - Get your students' creativity flowing by using exhibit text to create their own unique poetry.
Grades 6 - 12
Found History - Creative writing and critical thinking come together in this L.A. history-inspired, found poetry exercise.
Check out our Scavenger Hunt for a student-centered learning activity to do anywhere in the Museum! Suitable for grades 2 - 12.
Click on each grade to the left to find more lesson plans. These are updated often — keep checking back to see what's new!
FOR TEACHERS, BY TEACHERS
Where do these lesson plans and activities come from? Many of these lesson plans were written by local teachers. We collaborate with classroom teachers to create curricula that works for you.
Thanks to the For Teachers By Teachers team!
2013 — 2014 Nature Gardens
Arlene Casis, Grades PreK - 1
Tamara Flores, Grade 7
Andrea Lofthouse-Quesada, Grades 9 - 12
2011 — 2012: Gem and Mineral Hall
Arlene Casis, Grades Pre K - 2
Gina Goodman, Grades 3 - 5
Hailey Foster, Grades 6 - 12
2010 — 2011: Dinosaur Hall
Gwen Campbell, Grade 2
Schlonda Chapron, Grades Pre K - 1
Riley Leary, Grades 6-12
Janet Mazon, Grades Pre K - 1
Cate Tolnai, Grades 3 - 5
Christy Waishwile, Grades 6 - 12
2009 — 2012: Age of Mammals
Luisa Barba, Grades K - 3
Margarita Fernandez, Grades K - 3
Lena Garcia, Grades K - 3
Cate Tolnai, Grades 4 - 12
Sara Zinsser, Grades 4 - 12
2008 — 2009: Bird and Mammal Teachable Moments
Luisa Barba, Grades K - 3
Margarita Fernances, Grades K - 3
Magdalena Garcia, Greads K - 3
Annie Lefkowitz, Grades 4 - 5
Jaime Reichbach, Grades K - 3
Margit Edwards, Consulting Educator
Sarah Zinsser, Consulting Educator
AT THE TAR PITS
Planning a trip to the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum? Check out their teacher resources!
We are grateful to our Institutional Partners