Pre and Post-Visit Materials - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Pre and Post-Visit Materials

 

In an effort to better incorporate your field trip to Winterthur, or our outreach program in your classroom, we have created a variety of pre- and post-visit materials to use with your students before and after their Winterthur experience.When you open the activity it will be titled either PRE-VISIT, POST-VISIT, or PRE/POST-VISIT  to suggest when it is most appopriate to use the activity with your students. All files are PDFs.

 

On-Site Pre-School & Elementary Programs

 

Adopt an Object

  • Suggested Reading List
  • Terms to Review

PRE-VISIT
  • Object Matching Activity
  • Timeline Activity
  • Chore Sort Activity (Younger Version)
  • Chore Sort Activity (Older Version)

POST-VISIT
  • Shape Building Activity
  • Object Quiz
  • Object Quiz Answer Key

 

Bugs in the Museum

  • Suggested Reading List

PRE-VISIT
  • Bugs vs. Insects Activity
  • Organic vs. Inorganic Activity
  • True or False Quiz: Bugs

PRE/POST-VISIT
  • Just for Fun Word Search
  • Just for Fun Bee Maze

 

Plain and Fancy

PRE-VISIT
  • Key Terms Word Search
  • Suggested Reading List
  • Finding the Portrait Clues
  • Let's Get Thinking Activity

PRE/POST-VISIT
  • Clothing Examination Activity

POST-VISIT 
  • Post Visit Quiz
  • Post Visit Quiz Answer Key

 

Discover the "Secret" Garden of Winterthur

  • Suggested Reading List

 

Museum Mystery

PRE-VISIT
  • George Washington's Family Tree
  • Primary vs. Secondary Sources
  • Primary vs. Secondary Sources Answer Key
  • Timeline of Events in Early America

 

Maker and Marketplace

  • Suggested Reading List

PRE-VISIT
  • Economy Activity
  • Logo Matching Activity
  • Profession Identification Activity
  • Profession Identification Activity Answer Key

PRE/POST-VISIT
  • Advertisement Activity
  • Trade Matching Activity

 

Work and Play the Winterthur Way

  • Under Construction - check back soon for updates

 

Wonder and Wander

  • Suggested Reading List

POST-VISIT
  • Animals at Winterthur Activity
  • Post-Visit Mad Lib
  • Just for Fun Coloring Book Mark

 

On-Site Middle & High School Programs

 

American Decorative Arts

  • Answer Keys

PRE-VISIT
  • Fashion vs. Style Worksheet
  • Parts of a Chair Worksheet

POST-VISIT
  • Style Characteristics Quiz
  • Historic Style Quiz

 

Ritual and Revolution: The Importance of Tea

PRE-VISIT
  • Daily Rituals Activity

POST-VISIT
  • Critical Thinking Tea Event Timeline

 

Discover the Science of Museum Collections

PRE- and POST-VISIT
  • Activity Guide for Teacher
  • Student Worksheet
  • Art Conservation Scientist Article

 

East Egg, West Egg


  • Suggested Reading List

PRE-VISIT

  • History of the 1920s Activity
  • What's Your American Dream?
  • "Gatsby's Green Light Beckons a New Set of Stivers" Article

PRE- and POST-VISIT
  • Compare and Contrast Activity
  • The 'American Dream' of the 1920s

 

Off-Site Pre-School & Elementary Programs

 

Celebrating the Harvest

PRE-VISIT
  • Suggested Reading List
  • Corn Products Activity

PRE/POST-VISIT
  • Sequencing Activity
  • Just for Fun Corn Maze

 

Nursery Rhymes

PRE-VISIT
  • Suggested Reading List
  • Pease Porridge Activity
  • Pease Porridge Activity Answer Key
  • Nursery Rhyme Matching Activity

PRE/POST-VISIT
  • Just for Fun Coloring Sheet
  • Just for Fun Word Search
  • Rhyming Activity -OT
  • Rhyming Activity -AT
  • Rhyming Activity - OLD
  • Sequencing Activity

 

Soup's On!

PRE-VISIT
  • Suggested Reading List

PRE/POST-VISIT
  • Spoon Matching Activity
  • Vegetable vs. Fruit Activity

 

How do we Decorate Things?

  • Suggested Reading List

PRE-VISIT

  • Matching Socks Activity
  • Puppy Pattern Activity
  • Snake Pattern Practice

POST-VISIT
  • Classroom Quilt Activity
  • Crazy Quilt Activity
  • Design Your Own Fire Bucket Activity
  • Spoons and Shape Activity
 

 

Once Upon a Playtime

  • Suggested Reading List

PRE-VISIT

  • How Old Is That Toy? Worksheet
  • How Old Is That Toy? Worksheet Answer Key
  • Toy Activity
  • Today Vs. Long Ago

POST-VISIT
  • Just for Fun Alphabet Figure
  • Post-Visit Toy Activity

 

Going to Market with "The Ox-Cart Man"


  • Suggested Reading List

PRE/POST-VISIT
  • Matching Products and Sources Activity
  • Seasonal Chores Activity
  • Seasonal Chores Activity Answer Key

 

STEAM Superheroes

PRE-VISIT
  • Examination Adjectives

PRE/POST-VISIT
   • The Electromagnetic Spectrum
   • Find the Differerences

POST-VISIT
  • Drawing the Agents of Deterioration

 

Meet George Washington's Family

PRE-VISIT
  • George Washington True or False Activity
  • George Washington Timeline Activity
  • George Washington Timeline Activity Answer Key

POST-VISIT
  • What's in Obama's Briefcase?

 

A Proper Day's Work

  • Suggested Reading List
  • Terms to Review

PRE-VISIT
  • Chores in Early America
  • Chores in Early America Answer Key

 

Working in Early America


  • Suggested Reading List

PRE-VISIT

  • Profession Identification Activity
  • Profession Identification Activity Answer Key
  • The Colonial Craftsman Exert
  • 11x17 Poster

POST-VISIT

  • The 'Who's Who' of Colonial America Activity
  • Career Exploration Activity

 

Off-Site Middle & High School Programs

 

There's History in Things

  • Under Construction - check back soon for updates


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