Tree thumbnailHistoric house museums have numerous opportunities for partnering with nearby educational institutions.

Thomas Schlereth presents the opportunities for working with high school and college students with seven teaching strategies but stresses the same techniques can be applied to working with younger students as well.

Each strategy is related to a discipline and outlines an inquiry focus, examples of student projects, and bibliographical resources.

The seven approaches to studying historic house museums are house forms and types, interior space concepts, furnishings and household artifacts, geographic and ecological relationships, literary symbolic interpretations, architectural features and styles, and museum interpretation analysis.

Technical Leaflet #105 (1978)

For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 8, Programs for Teachers and Students.