Locate a museum exhibition or display that illustrates a past event or era in human history.
Look for exhibitions that include dioramas of people and places as well as plenty of primary source objects and information from the period being portrayed. Such exhibitions will help students to use their imaginations. (Other possible locations for this activity include historic houses, reenactment villages, and exhibits on a particular culture.)

Make copies of What Was It Like? and Who Am I?, one for each student.
Modify these handouts as necessary, based on the exhibition your students will be visiting. You'll be distributing the activity sheets once you get to the field-trip site.

Last Modified September 19, 1997