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    Teacher's Guide

    What is the purpose of the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Teacher's Guide?
    What does "material culture" mean?
    Is there a downloadable, printer-friendly version of the Teacher's Guide?
    How do I contact ANTIQUES ROADSHOW about the Teacher's Guide?
    How does the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Teacher's Guide relate to National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) standards?
    Are there other objects in the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Archive that might be useful in the classroom?
    How should I cite information I found on the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Web site?



    Teacher's Guide

    What is the purpose of the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Teacher's Guide?

    This guide is designed to help teachers use ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, its new ROADSHOW Archive, and this Web site in the classroom. The primary audience for the guide is teachers of middle school history, geography, world cultures, and civics; but ANTIQUES ROADSHOW has myriad interdisciplinary and cross-curricular applications for teachers at other grade levels and subjects, including art, literature, English, writing, math, science, health, psychology, sociology, and economics.

    What does "material culture" mean?

    In the context of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, "material culture" refers to the physical objects that people make, collect, and use in a given community or society. Studying these objects can offer students insight into the beliefs and customs held by that community during a given time period. Focusing on a selection of objects appraised on ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, this guide offers questions, activities, and other resources to help your students take a closer look at the "things" people have used throughout history to create history — and in the process nurture a sense of wonder about the people and events of both the past and the present.

    Is there a downloadable, printer-friendly version of the Teacher's Guide?

    Yes, you can click here to download a printer-friendly version of the Teacher's Guide (in PDF format).

    How do I contact ANTIQUES ROADSHOW about the Teacher's Guide?

    We would love to hear from teachers with comments about our educational materials. Use this contact form to send us your questions or feedback about the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Teacher's Guide. We assure you all e-mails will be read, and if necessary, responded to in as timely a manner as possible.

    How does the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Teacher's Guide relate to National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) standards?

    Within the Teacher's Guide we have created a chart called Objects Overview and NCSS Standards that outlines the curricular connections between the objects featured in the guide and NCSS standards.

    Are there other objects in the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Archive that might be useful in the classroom?

    We certainly hope so! Our Archive currently contains video, photos, and related information on more than 1,000 appraised objects, and it's growing. Use the Advance Archive Search page to explore our 25 different categories and locate other objects that you can use with your students.

    How should I cite information I found on the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Web site?

    Here is a general and a specific example of one way to cite ANTIQUES ROADSHOW that should be generally acceptable. However, it may be necessary to make some minor alterations to your citation depending on the format preferred by the teacher or publication to which you are submitting work:

    General Example:
    Author's Name (if applicable). "Page Title." Name of Web Site. URL of Cited Page. Date of Page's Publication or Update (if available). Date You Accessed the Page.

    Specific Example:
    Phelan, Benjamin. "The Washington-Custis Connection." ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Online. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/fts/mobile_200603A50.html Posted on March 26, 2007. Accessed on November 3, 2008.







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