Handbook on Developing Curriculum Materials for Teachers

Lessons From Museum Education Partnerships

Edited by:
Gerald Bailey
Tara Baillargeon
Cara D. Barragree, Kansas State University
Ann Elliott, Auburn Washburn Unified School District, Topeka, Kansas
Raymond Doswell, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Published 2010

This book provides an essential resource for educators and museum professionals who wish to develop education focused eMuseums that feature motivational standards-based curriculum for diverse learners. The book is divided into three sections:

Section 1. Planning, Developing, and Evaluating eMuseums guides the reader through the stages of planning, creating, and evaluating a user-centered eMuseum. This section provides an overview of the process of planning, creating, and evaluating an eMuseum, giving small and medium sized museums the framework and guidance needed to create an eMuseum.

Section 2. Museum and Public School Partnerships: A Step-by-Step Guide for Creating Standards-Based Curriculum Materials in High School Social Studies is the second section. This section includes how to: a) form a partnership, b) create standards-based curriculum materials, and c) provides curriculum material evaluation strategies.

Section 3. Developing Accessible Museum Curriculum: A Handbook for Museum Professionals and Educators. Educators in both museums and schools are faced with the task of delivering content to patrons with increasingly diverse interests, skills, and learning needs. This section outlines specific strategies that can be applied to curriculum to expand its application to broader audiences. This section includes: (a) content presentation, (b) content process, and (c) content product.

Throughout the book, materials created from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) and Kansas State University (KSU) partnership are included as product examples.

CONTENTS
Foreword, Raymond Doswell. SECTION I: Planning, Creating, and Evaluating eMuseums: A Step-by-Step Handbook for Museum Professionals, Tara Baillargeon, Cari D. Barragree, Ann Elliott, and Gerald D. Bailey. SECTION II: Museum and Public School Partnerships: A Step-by-Step Guide for Creating Standards-Based Curriculum Materials in High School Social Studies, Cari D. Barragree, Ann Elliott, and Tara Baillargeon, and Gerald D. Bailey. SECTION III: Developing Accessible Museum Curriculum: A Handbook for Museum Professionals and Educators, Ann Elliott, Tara Baillargeon, Cari D. Barragree, and Gerald D. Bailey.

REVIEWS
"The handbook is a comprehensive assembly of modern museum practice, and the NLBM–Kansas State University collaboration is a commendable partnership that has produced highquality educational resources." Kathy Stump in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY