Another Farewell to Zap! Pow! Bam!
There are many times that the development and education departments work together to write grant proposals to seek funding for various education initiatives. As a thank you to the funder, we usually write a final report detailing how many students came to the Museum, and where the students resided in the state of Maryland. We also like to report about the educational activities that students participated in. In addition, to these statistics we like to include the comments that teachers included in their evaluation of their field trip experience.
Last weekend, we said goodbye to Zap, Pow, Bam- The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950. It struck me as I was culling through the evaluations of Zap, Pow, Bam, that the comments were very interesting- and they surely would provide good fodder for a blog post.
- “I really liked the set-up of the Superhero exhibit. It was very spacious and neatly organized. The students seemed very interested to learn that Superman had parents, the names of the various comic book publishers.” It was also important for them to learn that by achieving greatness- you also have great responsibilities.” The students also love seeing the artifacts.
- “The students really like the diversity of the exhibits, and the hands-on learning they were able to do.
- “Fascinating, new information! Great connections between pop culture and history to Judaism.”
- “They enjoyed discovering new comic heroes. The references to Hitler and WWII were perfect this is what the students are studying now in middle school.” (pix of students by wall)
- “It was a wonderful experience, all of the hands-on learning activities and the wealth of knowledge from the guides.” (pix of students with masks drawing)
- “It’s important for students to learn about all cultures. The Museum gives them a unique perspective, and helps the students to recognize the differences as well as the similarities to their own cultures.
- “Our second graders just finished studying Helen Keller, so seeing the Braille comic book – AMAZING! “ (girl reading reading comic book)
It is wonderful that teachers recognize the Museum as a place for active learning and engagement. We look forward to reading more informative notes from teachers in the next few months with the opening of our next exhibition, Passages Through the Fire: Jews and the Civil War which opens on October 13, 2013.
A blog post by Education Director Ilene Dackman-Alon. To read more post by Ilene, click here.