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Katherine Schulten & Shannon Doyne wrote this  piece for The New York Times.


Curation meets storytelling, so many great gems in this article. This definitely gets my creative juices flowing, what about you?


In "Stuff That Defines Us" Carol Vogel writes:


"It was a project so audacious that it took 100 curators four years to complete it.


****The goal: to tell the history of the world through 100 objects culled from the British Museum’s sprawling collections."


Ideas for using the British Museum's "The History of the World in 100 Objects," along with a related Times article and slide show, in the classroom.


Here's what caught my attention:


People’s Choices


To coincide with the “History of the World in 100 Objects” project, the public was invited to tell their stories about objects that hold significance to them.


Activity Ideas


Create Your Own Slide Show or Podcast About Important Objects


All segments of the BBC’s “A History of the World in 100 Objects” are available online.


Listen to a segment about an object that interests you,


**taking notes on how narrator Neil MacGregor describes and contextualizes it by telling a story that, as the Times article puts it, “everybody could relate to.”

Next, choose an object from history — whether an artifact of a fascinating era, an invention that changed history, a work of art that intrigues you, or anything else —


research it. When it was made? Who made it? How does it reflect its time and place? What does it say about human culture?


Curated by JanLGordon covering "Storytelling, Social Media & Beyond"


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