Museums Tell Powerful Stories

Long-term learning for students is one goal of teachers, right?   Well, according to the Abraham Lincoln Museum site, museum studies show the following:

  • The museum experience brings students out of the textbook in an exciting way.
  • The people in history come alive!
  • Exposing students to things they can see, hear, and touch greatly increases their long-term learning after being presented with new material in the classroom .  Experiencing exhibits and artifacts reinforces what was learned.
  • The social experience that occurs on a field trip greatly increases the learning that happens in the museum.
  • The exhibits appeal to the many different learning styles of students, and they also appeal to all ages. (I can testify to that!)
  • The powerful stories told by the exhibits and artifacts help the students to remember their experience for a long time.