Date of Award

Spring 4-25-2007

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

First Advisor

Roberta Altman


India Inquiry is a museum-based curriculum designed for middle school students in New York City. The curriculum is organized by the following themes: Geography, Wildlife, Culture and Crafts, and Religion. Within each theme there is one out-of-classroom trip, including three visits to the American Museum of Natural History, and one to the Ganesh Temple in Flushing, Queens. In addition there are seven lessons that compliment and support the organized field trips.

The curriculum was developed to appeal to the social, emotional, and intellectual needs of students emerging from the latency period of late childhood and approaching early adolescence.

India Inquiry was also developed with an eye toward India's future economic and political importance to the world at large, as well as its increased presence in the social and entertainment spheres of the United States.


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Museum education (Program of study)