Teacher Tools

The Teacher Tools contain the lesson guide below which can be implemented in your classroom to engage your students in the Space Messengers project. Through these activities students will explore the universe to develop artistic, scientific and humanistic literacy, and expand their identity as planetary citizens. The activities are aligned with the national science standards (NGSS) for middle and high school students. Through this project students will contribute their 'space messages' which become part of the final Space Messengers mixed reality sci-art installation that travels the world.

Space Messengers Lesson Guide

Through this lesson guide you will prepare your students for the Space Messengers project, a multi-school and multi-country collaboration where students explore the universe through the diverse perspectives of experts in the field of science, art, philosophy, futures thinking and culture. Our hope is to expand our awareness, understanding and connection to the universe as planetary citizens. Students process and communicate what they learn by creating 'space messages' which become part of the final Mixed Reality sci-art installation to be presented at festivals around the world.

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How it Works

This site is designed for teachers to explore the sci-art content with their students. The icon menu above contains all the resources needed to participate in the project: Teacher Tools, Design Tool, Creative Team, Videos and Installation. The Design Tool is the Get Started guide that takes you through the stages of the design process to complete the project. The Installation page has all the information about the Space Messengers installation and the artists. Creative Team shows all the artists and interdisciplinary speakers that are part of the creation of Space Messengers. The Videos page includes the video presentations of each interdiscipinary workshop guest that has contributed to the Space Messengers project. The STEMarts Standards page provides a breakdown of how each project aligns with national and international standards. Jump to Design Tool to get started.

 



Space Messengers is made possible in part by the Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund for U.S. Alumni; an opportunity sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by Partners of the Americas. This project is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts

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