Sample from Chapter 5

Know Your Audience

Family Groups

“Touring with family groups is an exciting opportunity for an intergenerational learning experience.”

“Choose questions and activities to involve all members of the family group.…Younger visitors often have observations and questions that are quite unique, enriching the adult experience as well.”

“Note that the definition of 'family' has changed in recent years and the children and adults in a group may not be related in traditional ways. Avoid such specific terms as parents, mom, dad, son or daughter. Use 'grown-up' and 'children' or 'young people' to distinguish group members. Not everyone accompanying a child is a parent; adults may be step-parents, nannies, grandparents or other non-related adults. Not all children have a mom or dad with them and your group may be a 'blended' family.”

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