The Museum of Arts & Sciences is pleased to present these educational resources focusing on our permanent and traveling exhibitions.

Root Family Museum Teacher's Guide 

This 195 page guide is designed to illustrate how American artifacts, documents and art from the Root Family Museum of the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach, Florida may be used throughout the scope and sequence of Florida coursework to support the Sunshine Standards along with the language arts vocabulary segment of FCAT.  Drawn from the thousands of objects displayed in the Root Family Museum, featured items include the experimental "Sumar Special" race car; the patent for the Coca-Cola bottle; a teddy bear dressed as President Theodore Roosevelt; a quilt made from feed bags; a Union Pacific winged railroad sign; a cigar store Seminole Indian; a telephone with separate mouthpiece and earpiece; and even a railway car called the "Silver Holly". Taken together, the examples represent a wide range of objects, artwork, materials, as well as social and geographical origins over the course of American history from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century.  More significantly for teachers and students, these items from the past can infuse their current studies with purpose, whether it is for elementary students who see Depression-era creativity along with geometry in a quilt, or middle school pupils who discover that railroads permeated American's lives a century ago as thoroughly as television does today, or high school students turned history detectives to investigate the connections between journalism, Teddy Roosevelt, Coca-Cola and the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906. 

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Dow Gallery of American Art Teacher's Guide

This 120 page guide is designed to illustrate how American art and artifacts from the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach, Florida may be used throughout the scope and sequence of Florida coursework to support the Sunshine Standards along with the language arts vocabulary segment of FCAT.  Drawn from the collection of over 2,700 items in the Dow Gallery of American Art, featured items include paintings, sculpture, furniture, silver, and even a piano.  Taken together, the examples represent a wide range of objects, artwork, materials, as well as social and geographical origins over the course of American history from the colonial era to the turn of the 20th century.  More significantly for teachers and students, these items from the past can infuse their current studies with purpose, whether it is for elementary students to identify American symbols, or middle school pupils to work as history detectives to learn the story behind coverlet weaver Mary Wilder, or high school students to analyze the immigration and migration patterns that brought a group of objects into a Daytona Beach museum gallery. 

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