ESI Educator Guides

The Every Student Initiative educator guides match Peoria Public School District’s curriculum to the Peoria Riverfront Museum’s exhibits, Dome Planetarium shows, and Giant Screen Theater educational films. While they are specific to our 2018-2019 exhibition schedule and intended to be used for focused field trips, any group can use the ESI educator guides.

Additional resources listed underneath the Peoria Riverfront Museum's visit materials are provided by WTVP and their new educator resource, PBSlearningmedia.org

To download PDFs of the Museum’s other educator guides, please click here.

Kindergarten

Educator Guide 

Additional Resources

Mythic Creatures
The Story of Mother Goose | Video
Little Big Mouse | Video
Sperm Whale vs. Giant Squid | Video
The Kraken | Image
The Sea Serpent | Image

Tiny Giants 3D
Nature Nuggets: Ants Go Marching | Video
Backyard Wildlife, Everyday Learning | Video
Dinosaur Train, Planting a Garden | Video

1st Grade

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Additional Resources

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2nd Grade

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Additional Resources

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3rd Grade

Educator Guide 

Additional Resources

Illinois River Encounter
The Shape of a River | Video
Salmon: Running the Gauntlet | Video
Rivers | Educator Guide

Extreme Weather
Major U.S. Climate Zones | Image
Climate Change Around the World | Video
Weather Station Field Trip | Video

4th Grade

Educator Guide

Additional Resources

Tiffany:The Collection of Don Shay and Rodin: Cast in Bronze- The Work of Many Hands
Tiffany Singer Introduces Poetry | Video Series
Starting Out: Engaging with Poetry | Lesson Plan
Jack Wilde's Workshop 3: Teaching Poetry | Video of Workshop

Dynamic Earth
Scientist Profile: Rock Scientist | Video
Nature: Stormy Seas | Video
Geology: Science Trek | Video

5th Grade

Educator Guide

Additional Resources

Mythic Creatures
Kei Lun Lion Dancers Find New Meaning in Ancient Steps | Video
Dragon Lantern for celebrating Spring Festival, World Religions: Taoism | Video
Golden Snake Wild Dance, Beauty of Jasmine | Video

Black Holes
Black Hole Apocalypse, Visit a Black Hole | Video
The Black Hole Death Problem, Physics Girl | Video
Black Holes from the Dawn of Time, PBS Space Time | Video

6th Grade

Coming Soon

Additional Resources

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7th Grade

Educator Guide

Additional Resources

The Golden Age of Disney: The Collection of Steve Spain
What Cats Taught Us About Perception | Video
Your Warped Perception of Time | Video
The Art of Animation and Motion Graphics | Video

Solar Superstorms
Bringing the Universe to America's Classrooms | Resource Collection
Astronauts | Video
Teaching Earth and Space Science | Video

8th Grade

Coming Soon

Additional Resources

Character Change: The Diary of Anne Frank | Interactive
The Diary of Anne Frank 1: A Difficult Situation | Video Series
D-Day, Ken Burns: The War | Images

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