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 2017-2018 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

In-Visit Materials
Pre/Post Visit Materials

Additional Resources

Animal Adaptations, Teaching Tips | Lesson Plan
Backyard Wildlife, Everyday Learning | Video
Animal Families, Everyday Learning | Video
Rivers, Science Trek | Video Gallery

1st Grade

In-Visit Materials
Pre/Post Visit Materials

Additional Resources

Monarch Butterflies, Wild Kratts | Lesson Plan
Butterfly World Field Trip | Video
River Story | Video
Infographic: Meet the Ducks | Nature: An Original DUCKumentary

2nd Grade

In-Visit Materials
Pre/Post Visit Materials

Additional Resources

Jungle Rangers: A Photo Scavenger Hunt | Game
Jungle Jeopardy: An Ecosystem Game
Looking for Lincoln Throughout His Life | Lesson Plan
Lincoln Educator Guide

3rd Grade

In-Visit Materials
Pre/Post Visit Materials

4th Grade

In-Visit Materials
Pre/Post Visit Materials

5th Grade

In-Visit Materials
Pre/Post Visit Materials

Additional Resources

Speed of Light | Video
Light Years | Video
Reconstruction and Black Education | Video

6th Grade

In-Visit Materials
Pre/Post Visit Materials

Additional Resources

Where in China is...? The Story of China | Lesson Plan
Rivers | Video
Erosion and Weathering | Interactive
The Holocaust in Austria, Genealogy Roadshow | Video

7th Grade

In-Visit Materials
Pre/Post Visit Materials

Additional Resources

Astronaut Scott Kelly Returns to Earth After Year in Space, PBS NewsHour | Video
Light Years | Video
Looking for Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln, Attorney at Law | Video
Lincoln Educator Guide

8th Grade

In-Visit Materials
Pre/Post Visit Materials

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
Making a Career, Lincoln: "I, Too, Am a Kentuckian." | Video

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