Tour Techniques for Targeted Audience


Different groups have different needs. A tour designed for a Cub Scout group won’t necessarily satisfy a tour for art lovers or a military group. This workshop will explore how to adapt tours so the needs of distinct groups are met. We’ll also examine teaching techniques that create active learning tour experiences including object-based learning, inquiry-based learning and variations on traditional art-based Visual Thinking Strategies that make it a perfect tool for teaching in a historical museum. Learn from the National WWI Museum and Memorial Education staff and hear from volunteers who utilize these techniques with a wide variety of audiences.

 Bus transportation is provided to and from the hotel.


Host Institution: National WWI Museum and Memorial

Steeped in history, the National WWI Museum and Memorial is America’s only museum dedicated to sharing the stories of the Great War through the eyes of those who lived it. Interactive displays, thought-provoking films and eyewitness testimonies help guide visitors through one of the largest collections of WWI artifacts in the world. From the first shots fired in 1914 to the last attempts at peace in 1919, this award-winning museum offers a global perspective of “The War to End All Wars,” and includes firsthand accounts from the battlefield and home front alike.


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National WWI Museum and Memorial 

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Paul Sunderland Glass Bridge & Poppy Field

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National WWI Museum and Memorial 


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