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Field Study Guides
Pre- and Post- Visit Activities


1. Teachers receive six color copies of objects the students will see at the museum. Each object represents a topic illustrated in the exhibit your group will be field studying. Before your visit, discuss these six object images to find out

Divide the class into teams of four to six students. Ask each team to develop a question they want to research using objects at the museum.

2. At the museum, a docent will help students use objects to answer their questions.

3. Back in the classroom, students will discuss their learning.

Available Field Study Guides

A Field Study of Resourceful Peoples
What do people NEED to live? What do people WANT to live? How have Native peoples satisfied these needs and wants from 12,000 years ago to today? Bring your questions and use objects to find some answers at the NSHS Nebraska History Museum.

History/Social Studies Standards supported by this field study: 1.1.1; 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.4, 4.1.5, 4.1.7; 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.4.2; 8.4.6; 12.1.1, 12.1.13, 12.2.5, 12.2.11

 

A Field Study of Unique Peoples
What were prehistoric peoples like? How were and are the Pawnee, Oto, Omaha, Ponca, Lakota, and others unique? How did individuals and tribes respond to westward migration and reservation life? Bring your questions and use objects to find some answers at the NSHS Nebraska History Museum.

History/Social Studies Standards supported by this field study: 1.1.1, 1.1.4; 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.5, 4.1.6, 4.1.7; 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 8.4.2, 8.4.6; 12.1.1, 12.1.4, 12.1.13, 12.2.11

 

A Field Study of Pioneer Peoples
How did Nebraska develop from the "Indian territory" of the Louisiana Purchase to the 37th state? It took many different types of pioneer peoples: explorers, soldiers, Pawnee, Oto, and Omaha chiefs, entrepreneurs, and settlers. Bring your questions about these pioneer peoples and use objects to find some answers at the NSHS Nebraska History Museum.

History/Social Studies Standards supported by this field study:  1.1.1, 1.1.5, 1.1.8; 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.5, 4.1.6, 4.1.7; 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 8.1.6, 8.4.2; 12.1.1, 12.1.4, 12.1.13, 12.2.5, 12.2.11

 

A Field Study of Everyday Life
What was it like to be a middle-class family in Nebraska when the state was "brand new?" How did moms, dads, and kids work and play? What did they wear? Where did they live? Bring your questions and use objects to find some answers at the NSHS Nebraska History Museum.

History/Social Studies Standards supported by this field study:  1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.5; 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.6, 4.1.7; 8.1.7, 8.4.2, 8.4.5; 12.1.4, 12.1.12, 12.1.13, 12.2.5, 12.2.11, 12.4.4, 12.4.7

 

A Field Study of Home Front Families
The United States wasn't certain of victory when it entered World War II, so everyone had a job to do as the U.S. worked for victory. How did moms, dads, grandparents, or children help with the war effort? Bring your questions about home front families and use objects to find some answers at the NSHS Nebraska History Museum.

History/Social Studies Standards supported by this field study:  1.1.1, 1.1.7, 1.1.8, 1.1.9; 4.1.1, 4.1.3, 4.1.6, 4.1.7, 4.1.8; 8.3.5, 8.3.7, 8.4.2, 8.4.5; 12.1.8, 12.1.12, 12.1.13, 12.2.10, 12.2.11, 12.3.9, 12.3.12, 12.4.6

Questions? E-mail the Museum Educator or phone (402) 471-4754.

 


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