The Whales: Giants of the Deep exhibition takes an in-depth look at these marine mammals and the role they have played for thousands of years in human cultures. This comprehensive guide will help you explore the exhibition with your students.The LeFrak Class of the Month Essay Contest invites New York City students in grades K-8 to submit essays about their Museum visit to the LeFrak Family Gallery, where this fall they can experience Whales: Giants of the Deep.
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The Museum's Whales: Giants of the Deep exhibit examines the history of the close relationship between humans and whales, from the traditions of Maori whale riders to the whaling industry and later rise of laws protecting whales from commercial hunters. This comprehensive guide will help you explore the exhibit with your students. It includes:
- detailed background information to help you prepare for your museum fieldtrip, including an overview of the exhibit's five themes and a glossary of terms;
- several pre-, during-, and post-visit activities to do with your students;
- essential questions to help connect the exhibit's themes to your curriculum;
- an exhibit map that makes it easy to find the five theme areas and use the essential questions; and
- a listing of online resources for further exploration.