This page is your one stop shop for items you might need for the tour you are about to schedule with the Oren Dunn City Museum. You will find Teacher Information, Pre-Visit Activities, and Post-Visit Activities. Simply call or email our Museum Educator to schedule a tour. Be prepared for your students to say, “AWESOME!”, “WOW!” and “I DON’T WANT TO LEAVE!” Simply click on one of the links below to obtain the information you need.
Teacher's Rules: You might ask, “Why rules for the teacher?” Well, the tour runs more efficiently if you have gone over certain rules prior to beginning the tour. The Museum Educator will go over museum etiquette before the tour and may remind them during the tour. Thank you for choosing us as your field trip destination.
Scavenger Hunt: Here is an activity that will require your students to search out information for themselves, and will require active listening. The Scavenger Hunt is Museum specific. The answer key is included in the download.
Artifact Detective: How can you teach students the process of observation and research in a History Museum setting? Let them pick out an artifact to study. They will be asked to draw their artifact of choice, study the artifact and record their observations, and they can follow up with online research of the object.
What Was It Like? This activity allows the student to look at an exhibit, read the text, and then answer questions about the Social History of a time or place. The students will examine a certain exhibit, i.e. the 1870 Davis Dog-trot house. They will then provide their thoughts on what all aspects of community life would have been like during that time period, judging from the artifacts and the tour provided by the friendly staff.