Cross-Curricular Learning at the ROM
Gr.11 students explored China’s ancient history and culture through the Royal Ontario Museum’s extensive and multi-faceted Chinese collection. They also participated in a hands-on lab, where students were able to have tactile experience with artifacts from the Han to the Ching Dynasties. They were able to examine these artifacts for both their historical relevance and as a historical method of artistic expression.
Students also had the opportunity to further explore other cultures like the Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa, the Americas and Asian Pacific, the Eaton gallery of Rome, the Galleries of Africa, including Nubia, and Egypt, and Wirth Gallery of the Middle East.
Students also took the opportunity to do an in gallery assignment that fostered cross-curricular learning as Art, Science and History students examined how particular curatorial themes are explored by the museum.