HMA Student Docent Program
NEW for 2020-2021! See, Think, Wonder: Bridgeport
Explore local history with your students! Designed to support curriculum frameworks in grade levels 5-8, students will analyze and interpret primary sources, identify meaningful pieces of evidence to support a claim, create visual representations of their learning and share their ideas with others. Through four 25-minute pre-recorded video episodes, students examine maps, seals and symbols, artifacts, and architecture - all within walking distance of the Housatonic Museum of Art. Available to download, free of charge, See, Think, Wonder: Bridgeport includes:
Four 25-minute pre-recorded video episodes, guided livestream available
EPISODE 1 - You Are Here: The Science and Art of Maps
EPISODE 2 - Eye Witness: Understanding Seals and Symbols
EPISODE 3 - Artifacts from the Mary and Eliza Freeman Houses: Telling Their Own Stories
EPISODE 4 - Architecture: A Walking Tour of Downtown Bridgeport
Teacher Toolkit - includes printable classroom materials and online forms for student assessment and teacher reflection.
The HMA is proud to partner with arts and cultural programs and organizations including the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities Turnaround Arts Initiative, which featured artist Chuck Close and students at Roosevelt School and architect Thom Mayne and students at Hall School. Most recently, the HMA has partnered with the Freeman Center for History and Community to introduce students to the historic neighborhood of Little Liberia and the role of historic preservation in revitalizing neighborhoods and preserving significant landmarks.