Resources for Teachers
The Museum has developed classroom lesson plans that will not only help students to be better prepared for their Museum visit but also help them to personalize their understanding of the objects and artifacts on view throughout the exhibitions.
Curriculum guides are designed to help teachers advance their classroom objectives and provide:
- Pre-visit classroom lesson plans
- Activities to do while touring the exhibitions at the Museum
- Post-visit classroom lesson plans that reinforce the learning experiences
The New Jersey State Museum offers curriculum materials related to a number of exhibitions. These curriculum guides also contain information relevant beyond the exhibition. Please click on any of the images below to access the curriculum.
If you have questions about any of our curriculum materials, please contact the Museum's Education office at (609) 292-6310.
NJSM 9.11 Collaborative Learning Program
This teacher’s guide and compilation of short videos is designed to help educators impart the vital lessons of September 11, 2001. NJSM partnered with educators to produce this innovative program, which includes short videos and accompanying lesson plans designed to bring the content of the Remember 9.11 exhibition into classrooms statewide.
Featuring first person testimonials from 9/11 family members and Ground Zero volunteers, this engaging program was designed by professional educators and meets common core and NJ State education standards.
This 4-part video explores the objects and stories found in the exhibit. Lessons designed for middle and high school students relate to each section of the video. Students will learn about:
- Life Before 9/11/2001
- Volunteerism & Good Citizenship
- The Collapse of the World Trade Center Twin Towers: Causes & Lessons Learned
- Recovery Work of 9/11