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 - Mangelsen Wildlife Photography | Illinois River Encounter

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1st Grade - Leonardo Da Vinci: The Genius

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Let's Be Scientists | Everyday Learning | Video
Introductory Science Notebooking Activities | Science Notebooking | Webpage

2nd Grade - Leonardo Da Vinci: The Genius

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Simple Machines | Science Trek | Media Gallery
True Stories: Super Inventions | Martha Speaks | Document
Nature Cat: To the Moon! | Nature Cat | Video

3rd Grade - Illinois River Encounter

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Animal Classification Game | Interactive
Counting Raptors | Wild Kratts | Video
Guess My Rule | PDF Activity

4th Grade - MOON 

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Seeing in the Dark | PDF Activity
Moon Craters | Dragonfly TV | Video
Storytelling: Oral Traditions | Lesson Plan

5th Grade - MOON

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The Beauty of Space Photography | Off Book | Video
Photography: Tom Myers | Video
History of Photography | Essential Lens | Information

6th Grade - Stream Table | Holocaust Memorial

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7th Grade - Leonardo Da Vinci: The Genius

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Energy Transfer in a Trebuchet | Science Test | Video
Building Simple Machines: A Glass of Milk, Please | Makers | Video
Physics | Resource Collection

8th Grade - The Street | Holocaust Memorial

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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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