Q:

During spring break our family is taking a driving vacation. One of our stops is a living history museum where the children can see how people in this country lived 100 years ago. How can we make this visit as educational as possible? -- Learning about History

A:

Awaken their enthusiasm about the visit by getting informational brochures about the museum. It is also important that your children understand that they will be seeing real people in period costumes doing the work of blacksmiths, shoemakers, quilters, farmers, school marms and others. Explain that they can ask questions of these "characters."

Once they are at the museum, encourage them to use their cameras to make a "modern day" record of history and to make videos. They may be able to use their pictures for reports next year at school.

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