Curriculum Alignment

The Museum Experience promotes several overarching themes and learning objectives which support the California Reading/Language Arts and History-Social Science Frameworks and are aligned to the California Content Standards for English-Language Arts and History-Social Science, grades 7-12.

1. The Power of Words and Images — Students understand the strong influence of words and images in shaping their emotions, thoughts, and actions.

  1. Clarify and understand words and concepts needed for students to read, write and talk about issues related to diversity, equity, bias, racism and injustice. (California Content Standards for English-Language Arts, Grades 7-12, Reading Standard 1.0)
  2. Identify and analyze how words, figurative language, images and characterization can be used to convey particular ideas, attitudes or opinions. (California Content Standards for English-Language Arts, Grades 7-12, Reading Standard 3.0)
  3. Determine the adequacy or appropriateness of an author's evidence for his/her conclusions and to make reasonable assertions about text through accurate, supportive citations. (California Content Standards for English-Language Arts, Grades 7-12, Reading Standard 2.0)
  4. Note instances of bias, stereotyping and unsupported inferences, fallacious reasoning, persuasion and propaganda in pictures, text and historical interpretations. (California Content Standards for English-Language Arts, Grades 7-12, Reading Standard 2.0; California Content Standards for History-Social Science, Grades 9-12, Analysis Skills Standards)
  5. Evaluate and take and defend a position on the influence of the media on American political life. (California Content Standards for History-Social Science, Grade 12, Standard 12.8)

 

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2. The Dynamics of Discrimination — Students analyze the human dynamics of bias, exclusion and oppression, and examine the consequences of social and political injustice by looking at contemporary and historical examples, particularly the Holocaust.

  1. Recognize that diverse perspectives exist on any topic, and compare and contrast diverse perspectives about similar themes/topics/issues. (California Content Standards for English-Language Arts, Grades 9-10, Reading Standard 3.0)
  2. Develop and share informed points of view on a variety of subjects and marshal evidence in support of a thesis and related claims, including information on all relevant perspectives. (California Content Standards for English-Language Arts, Grades 9-10, Listening and Speaking Standard 2.0)
  3. Clarify and defend positions with relevant, logical evidence, anticipate the audience's concerns and counter arguments. (California Content Standards for English-Language Arts, Grades 9-10, Listening and Speaking Standards)
  4. Analyze the divergent paths of American people, their contributions and the challenges they faced. (California Content Standards for History-Social Science, Grade 8, Standards 8.6, 8.7, 8.8)
  5. Analyze several historical records of a single event, examining critical relationships between multiple perspectives. (California Content Standards for English-Language Arts, Grades 11-12, Reading Standard 2.0)
  6. Explain possible reasons for multiple perspectives about singular historical events.
    (California Content Standards for English-Language Arts, Grade 11, Reading Standard 2.0)

 

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3. Pursuit of Democracy and Diversity — Students seek multiple perspectives about concepts and events and apply those perspectives to broader understanding of human rights and social injustice issues throughout history.

  1. Understand and analyze the Holocaust to understand the consequences of pursuing racial purity, especially against the European Jews, and to use the themes and ideas of the Holocaust as a springboard to discuss present day issues of human rights, intolerance and racism in America. (California Content Standards for History-Social Science, Grade 10, Standard 10.8)
  2. Study essential documents that promote the fundamental principles and moral values of a democracy, and take and defend positions on the meaning and importance of such values for a free society. (California Content Standards for History-Social Science, Grade 12, Standards 12.1, 12.3)
  3. Understand the dynamics of cultural power that limit or enhance access and success for some groups, and identify personal next steps for combating injustice, bigotry and racism in classrooms, schools and communities.

4. Personal Responsibility — Students recognize that individuals are responsible for the choices they make, and those choices can improve communication and relationships within their families, schools and communities.

Goal #4 and the following subgoals support the K-12 HSS Goals of Knowledge and Cultural Understanding, Democratic Understanding and Civic Values; and Skills Attainment and Social Participation. These goals are interrelated and are to be learned through and applied to specific curriculum content.

  1. Examine one's experience with blaming, stereotyping, injustice or violence as a perpetrator, bystander or victim and accept personal responsibility to prevent misplaced blame and promote justice for all.
  2. Consider examples of groups targeted by bias, stereotyping or injustice to examine one's own role as an ally for members of such groups.
  3. Understand the dynamics of cultural power that limit or enhance access and success for some groups, and identify personal next steps for combating injustice, bigotry and racism in classrooms, schools and communities.

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Due to a high volume of school groups scheduled, the main museum is sold out of tickets on Wednesday, Nov. 5th
Tickets to "Anne"are still available for 11/5

 

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