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Staying Connected with JMM: Opportunity to Showcase Student Art

Posted on May 21st, 2020 by

We are inviting young Marylanders to participate in an art project for a chance to have their work displayed during our Jews in Space exhibit.

Dear Educators,

Though you’re physically apart, you and your students are still working hard under one sky. Together you can all look up at the stars with wonder, imagination, and dreams. From the Hubble Space Telescope to the NASA Goddard Flight Center, Maryland is home to countless people who have dreamed, and continue to dream, of the wonders of space.

Join JMM this fall as we explore the lives of people who have studied, imagined, and even traveled into the cosmos. Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit will share not only the contributions of the Jewish community to space-facing science and culture, but also how Marylanders have impacted space travel, study, and innovation.

In addition to offering engaging field trip experiences (digitally and in-person), we want your students to be a part of the exhibit.

Please share your students’ artwork so that we can highlight how Maryland children imagine space today. Inspired by the Personal Preference Kits packed by astronauts traveling to the International Space Station, we invite your students to ponder traveling to space and creatively respond to the question “What would you bring with you to space?” Your students’ contribution might be featured in our upcoming exhibit!


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Share your students’ artwork with us!
Please submit artwork by August 30, 2020.

Mail artwork to:

The Jewish Museum of Maryland
15 Lloyd Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Attn: Paige Woodhouse

Or email photos to Paige at pwoodhouse@jewishmuseummd.org

*Make sure to include your name, age, and list of items (and why) with your artwork.


Find Inspiration 

Encourage Creativity! Students can draw, paint, photograph, or cut and paste their responses to the question “What would you bring to space?” Using this downloadable template, students can work independently, or collaborate with others, to create their artwork.

For inspiration, check out some submissions below:

Tucker, Age 7

Tucker wanted to bring things from his bedroom that would make him feel comfortable. He chose his blanket and pillow, stuffed dog, Spiderman alarm clock, and slippers.

With the help of his mom, Tucker took a photo with his items. He cut and glued shapes to make the sky for his rocketship.

 

Aliceanna, Age 4

Aliceanna chose to bring her favorite noodles, swirly noodles; a beautiful dancing dress because she likes to be fancy; and a glue stick. She also packed her best friend Monsieur Croc and the bear, Aloysius, “to keep Monsieur Croc company.”

She (with a little help from her mom) used glue, construction paper, and crayons.

Azreal, Age 10

“I would want to bring my blanket and my stuffed animal to keep me comfortable. I would bring my camera, diary, and music player.”

Azreal used lot of materials in creating her packing list. She used markers, glitter, yarn, paint, and pencil.


Plan For Next Year!
Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit 
Coming this Fall to JMM

This exhibit explores the lives of people who have studied, imagined, and even traveled to the cosmos with an emphasis on the contributions of the Jewish community to those efforts.


For more posts from Paige Woodhouse, click here.

For more education newsletters, click here.


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Staying Connected with JMM: Teacher Appreciation Week

Posted on May 7th, 2020 by

JMM loves educators!

Dear Educators,

You play a pivotal role in young people’s lives. Your work with youth fosters a love for learning, inspires curiosity, builds empathy, and facilitates the long-term success of your students. During teacher appreciation week we want to pause and thank you for all that you do. JMM’s Director of Education, Ilene, shared a special thanks here.

The month of May is Jewish American Heritage Month and we are here to help you and your students to learn about and celebrate Jewish contributions to American culture, history, innovation, and more.

We want to support the important work that you do in our community. Invite a JMM Educator into your virtual classroom to facilitate a presentation with your students on topics like Jewish immigration to Baltimore.

To book a virtual visit, complete our Virtual Visit Request Form. 

If you have thoughts on more ways we can support you, please reach out at any time!


Online Resources 

American Jewish women matching card game.

Explore this activity package our program team put together that celebrates Jewish American women’s history, featuring stories of women from the 1800s and 1900s.

Image from The Synagogue Speaks, Jewish Museum of Maryland

Explore our online resources on the Education Programs page of our website.

Make sure to check out our recent additions:

The Synagogue Speaks Digital Book 
This original JMM book is a great way to introduce students to Baltimore’s historic Jewish community. Our Introduction to Judaism Educator’s Guide includes an accompanying activity.

The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen
Mendes Cohen was born in Richmond in 1796, moved to Baltimore with his family when he was 12 years old, and died at age 84 in 1879. As students explore this website, they will learn about the world of Mendes Cohen, meet Mendes’ family and join him in many adventures. Educator resources here. 

The Holocaust Memory Project
The 91 stories presented here put human faces on one of the most tragic chapters in modern history, the Holocaust. Each post is dedicated to a single story that has been told through the medium of collage. Educator resources here.


While a space probe may not have a human pilot, it takes a whole team of people to make one!

While a space probe may not have a human pilot, it takes a whole team of people to make one! This Wondernauts activity of building a space probe is a great one to share with families looking for something to do together.

Looking for other hands-on activities related to space? Check out our Wondernauts website.


For more posts from Paige Woodhouse, School Program Coordinator, click here.

For more education newsletters, click here.

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Staying Connected with JMM: Education Newsletter

Posted on April 2nd, 2020 by

We are committed to supporting you during this unprecedented time.

Dear Educators,

At JMM, we are committed to providing resources to support your students as you adjust to distance learning this spring. We are here to help as you develop unique ways to connect with your students.

For this week, check our resources for lessons connected to our current and upcoming exhibits and some shared resources on Holocaust education.

If you have thoughts on more ways we can support you, please reach out any time!


Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling Posters

Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling 

Many of you had planned to bring your students to our special exhibit, Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling, to explore the history of the scrap recycling industry and the people involved. As part of our digital offerings, we’ve put together a few extra experiences for students related to this original exhibit:

For younger students, here’s a Blue’s-Clues-style series with Museum Educator Marisa Shultz exploring the Scrap Yard exhibit talking about what is recycling, who was historically involved, and how recycling is sorted. These short videos are a great way to get students thinking about how they can promote recycling at home and in their community. Plus, inspire them with a design-your-own poster experience!

Looking to engage more mature students? Check out our Visitor Services Coordinator Talia Makowsky’s series Talia’s Tour Highlights.

We also have a whole website dedicated to learning more about Scrap Yard. From a breakdown of recyclable materials and their uses to an in-depth glossary of scrap vocabulary (and slang!) to the stories of Scrappers past and present, told in their own words, our Scrap Yard website is a wealth of resources.


Wondernauts 2020: What Would You Bring to Space

Jews in Space 

Be a part of our Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit exhibit!

Calling all scholars! What would you bring with you to space? Why?

Astronauts living and working on the International Space Station can bring a Personal Preference Kit (PPK) into space with them. This Kit is used to carry their personal belongings. These Kits have size and weight restrictions – just like a suitcase you use for vacations.

Ask your students to imagine they are getting ready for a trip into space.

What would you choose to bring with you?

Maybe something to entertain you – a favorite book, perhaps?

A favorite food or drink?

Maybe something that reminds you of your family?

Something to represent your culture? Something to practice your religion?

Remind them: space is limited so they can only choose 5 things to fit in their PPK!

We invite your students to create an artwork inspired by their choices!
Follow the directions found 
here and submit student artwork to potentially be included in our upcoming special exhibit Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit on display during the 2020-2021 school year!

Looking for other hands-on activities related to space?
Check out our Wondernauts website.


For more posts from Paige Woodhouse, School Program Coordinator, click here.

For more education newsletters, click here.

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