Teacher's Guide to "What I did for my Summer Vacation" Interactive
"What I did for my Summer Vacation" takes students
back in time to explore Montana's past through the collections of the Montana
Historical Society. Students select
a family and experience a visit to the family's home. Before returning to their own home,
students get to select objects to take home with them. When they return home, students write a
story about why they brought home each of the objects. After submitting their story, it might
be chosen by the Montana Historical Society to be posted on the website for
others to read.
This interactive provides students an opportunity to learn
about the past through photographs, documents, and artifacts. It teaches them reading and writing
skills, as well as visual analysis skills for investigating photographs and
artifacts. For recommendations for
books and other sources of information and additional topics for discussion, see
our "Learn More About It" page.