AP Museum Project Grabs Attention of the Freedom Center

AP Museum Project Grabs Attention of the Freedom Center

Ashley Jordan, Curator from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

AP Museum Project Gets Attention of the Freedom Center

Over the summer, each of the AP Language students read a book about a specific social community and as their culminating project for their summer reading, they created a museum installation about some aspect of the community or the community as a whole.

There were several steps to the creation of the museum including speaking with a curator from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Ashley Jordan, who came to speak with our class on August 23.

After learning about the process of creating museum installations, the students created one of their own and set up the AP Language Communities Pop-up Museum in the KIVA of the career academy. The museum was up for 24 hours, available for viewing by anyone in the Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School community. And it was a hit! One visitor was so interested in some of the communities she learned about that she requested copies of a few of the books from the public library.

Photo GalleriesThe Pop-Up museum was a great success and will hopefully become a traditional part of the AP Language course.
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Texts/Communities featured in the museum:

  • American Band
  • The Other Wes Moore
  • The Invisible Wall
  • Firehouse
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Riding the Bus with My Sister
  • Number Our Days
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran
  • The Indifferent Stars Above
  • Women Power Unlimited
  • Girls to the Front
  • Wise Guy
  • The Right Stuff
  • Team of Rivals

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