Social Studies Fair Virtual Museum 2020

Welcome to Hudson Montessori School’s first Virtual Social Studies Fair!

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About Our Museum

Humans are creative beings and have chosen to express themselves artistically through their music, dance, and storytelling and visual forms such as paintings, sculptures, drawings, pottery, body adornment and architecture. While modern-day art and architecture are evident, many of the mysteries of the past have been unraveled by Archaeologists around the world. 

Enjoy our student work featuring this year’s theme: Art, Architecture, and Archaeology! Click on a museum and explore the variety of artifacts in museum galleries brought to you by the teachers and students of Hudson Montessori School. Use the map to find a classroom, click on the corresponding icon and explore the museum! See the list of museums below.

Challenge yourself by completing the family trivia game. Download the pdf here.

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SUNNY YELLOW CLASS (Bridge-Primary Age 3)

Welcome to a Polynesian extravaganza as our volcanoes lead us into the formation of islands!

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IVORY WHITE CLASS (Primary Age 3-5y)

Let’s take a trip to the Southwest of the United States of America. Over there, you will discover the wonderful world of the Pueblo Native Americans. We invite you to explore their amazing adobe homes, beautiful pottery, kachina dolls, stunning jewelry, and colorful headbands.

 

mayan2PEACEFUL GREEN CLASS (Primary Age 3-5y)

Welcome to our Peaceful Green Virtual Museum! We are very proud to present the Maya Civilization for our school-wide yearly theme “Art, Archaeology and Architecture”. The Maya civilization lasted for over two thousand years in Mesoamerica, known today as Central America. This region includes a stretch from central Mexico to Belize, as well as territories of Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, and northern Costa Rica. The civilization of Maya was the biggest between the years 420 AD and 900 AD. The Ancient Mayans developed the science of astronomy, calendar systems, and hieroglyphic writing. They were also known for creating elaborate ceremonial architecture, such as pyramids, temples, palaces, and observatories. These structures were all built without metal tools. The Maya were skilled weavers and potters. They also learned how to use cacao seeds and made a bitter chocolate drink with spices. We are excited to bring to your attention some of the Maya most famous artifacts we recreated with our own hands. Have an amazing journey!

 

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SERENE INDIGO CLASS (Primary Age 3-5y)

Welcome! We are pleased to open Serene Indigo’s Aztec Civilization virtual museum to the public! Our students have studied the Aztec people and their way of life and worked very hard to create these special exhibits!  Each room in our museum explores a piece of Aztec history and culture – from their art paintings on amate bark paper, to the symbols of the Aztec Sun and Double-Headed Serpent, to their agricultural practices, and their architectural feats. As you explore these interactive rooms, we hope you gain a rich understanding of their art, architecture, and artifacts of long ago. Enjoy the tour!”

 

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OCEAN BLUE CLASS (Primary Age 3-5y)

The world of pharaohs, hieroglyphics, and mummies is one of the most successful kingdoms with an endless avenue that will take you back to Egypt’s earliest civilization. You will discover what made this empire unique within history.

 

vikingsHARMONIOUS ORANGE CLASS (Primary Age 3-5y)

The seafaring Vikings were a group of people that came from the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. They made an enduring name for being tactical warriors, smart traders, and daring explorers. In fact, they arrived in America 1,000 years before Columbus ever did, and archeologists have found some of their remnants scattered as far east as Russia. Let’s take a closer look at their lives.

 

celtics1CELESTIAL BLUE CLASS (Primary Age 3-5y)

Come and explore the Celtic Civilization Museum presented by the Celestial Blue Classroom.  Join us as we introduce you to a collection from the Celts who came together as a group of tribes with origins in central Europe that shared a similar language, religious beliefs, traditions and culture. It’s believed that the Celtic culture started to evolve as early as 1200 B.C. The Celts spread throughout western Europe—including Britain, Ireland, France and Spain—via migration. Their legacy remains most prominent in Ireland and Great Britain, where traces of their language and culture are still prominent today.  We hope you enjoy your visit.

 

artnouveauAURORA CLASS (LOWER ELEMENTARY Age 6-9y)

Aurora children have been researching on the prominent artists, architecture and art works from the Art Nouveau period as part of the year long theme and have been preparing for the Social studies Fair.  Art Nouveau, an ornamental style of art that flourished between about 1890 and 1910, is characterized by the use of long curved organic lines and bright colors. The effect of this movement can be seen in architecture, painting, jewelry, stained glass and other decorative art forms. The children researched on Antoni Gaudi, Gustav Klimt, Charles Tiffany, Alphonse Mucha, Walter Crane, Theophile Steinlen and many more. They created wonderful projects and  wrote reports based on the architect/artist they studied.  Please enjoy our museum with all the wonderful displays and reports!”

 

medievalCONSTELLATION CLASS (LOWER ELEMENTARY Age 6-9y)

For the 2019-2020 school year, Constellation has studied art and architecture from the Middle Ages. To fully understand the context of this period’s art and architecture, students studied the society and government structures that were in place during this time. The Middle Ages’ architecture was a direct result of religion, monarchies, and feudalism. Over the course of this year, first grade students took an in-depth look at Medieval Castles and their parts. Seconds studied different art forms that were popular during this time period, while thirds studied specific structures that were built during the Middle Ages. 

 

GALAXY CLASS (LOWER ELEMENTARY Age 6-9y)

Galaxy students researched specific architectural structures from Art Deco to modern, with an emphasis on understanding the origin of the style, the process of planning, construction, challenges faced, function, final execution & historical significance.

 

renaissanceCOMET CLASS (UPPER ELEMENTARY Age 9-12y)

The Comet virtual museum has been created and designed through the collaborative efforts of all the students in the Comet class including not just the work inside the museum, but the actual museum itself! This year the Comet class focused our year-long study on the Renaissance. These exhibits showcase the importance of this time as it laid the foundation for the age of exploration and eventual European global domination.

 

Coming Soon! EXHIBIT OPENING JUNE 15!

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 ORANGE BLOSSOM (Age 2y)

Come sing the Continent Song and meet our youngest HMS friends!

Trivia game answer key

Hudson Montessori’s Social Studies Fair is featured in Chicpea JC. Please view the article here.