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This museum-writing workshop was led by a high school teacher for her students and took place at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., but you can adapt it for use in a museum in your community.

student writing Learn how an English teacher at Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, D.C., prepared her students for their museum visit.
The Exhibition
<em>el rio</em> exhibit detail The Smithsonian workshop focused on the exhibit El Rio, which explores the relationships between culture and environment in the Rio Grande Basin.
At the Museum
In the Classroom
students listening Find tips for leading a classroom discussion of an exhibition and for helping students write about their experiences at the museum. Also see samples of the Bell students' writings.
In the Classroom
student reading Here you'll find the complete set of lesson plans and activity sheets used in the Smithsonian workshop, along with links to helpful websites.

A student takes notes on the exhibit.

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