Sunday, August 26, 2007

Apprenticeship and Craftsmanship Game: Winterthur Museum and Country Estate

Did you know that most museums have free interactive educational games that you can access online? These games are great for preparing your students for a visit or following up on a recent visit to a particular museum.

If you cannot make it the museum these games can be a great way to get a peek at a museum's collection. These games can also be very useful tools for enhancing a curriculum unit.

One example is the interactive story/game on the web site of the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate. This interactive game highlights pieces in their collection and puts the player into a story about
apprenticeship and craftsmanship in the late 1800s.

This game, which
teaches about pieces in their collection within a historical context, would make a nice supplement to a history unit appropriate. This game requires reading and is appropriate for ages 9 and up.

To access the game you need to go to the Especially for Families Page on their website, then scroll down to find the link for the game.

Winterthur Museum Game

Images above are from the Museum's Apprenticeship and Craftsmanship online game.