- The Mobile Exhibit will reach out to all school districts in the state.
- The student will be engaged in live demonstrations, media presentations, participate in hands-on and interactive activities, and view original documents that shaped our present world.
- The student will have opportunities and be encouraged to participate at their appropriate level of learning in such activities as remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating.
- The presentations will support the State of Utah’s core curriculum for social science in the elementary, middle, junior high and high schools.
- The students and faculty, family and community will be encouraged to cooperate by sharing in the Mobile Exhibit during non-school hours.
Introduction: 5,000 Years of Simply Words (2 minute video presentation)
- At the beginning a two minute video time capsule of the early development of writing and printing beginning with
- clay tablets and quickly progressing through time to iPhones of the 21st century
Scriptorium (10 minute live presentation)
- To show the development of language, words and our alphabet and what impact they had on western civilizations
Benjamin Franklin Printing Shop (30 minute live presentation with hands on activities)
- To introduce the invention of printing and more specifically the invention of moveable metal type and the influence it had upon the world.
- To show the development of writing and printing in the 13 English colonies in the New World and the impact they had upon their independence and creation of a new government and nation.
- To show the impact of printing as the new nation moved westward.
Digitorium (8 minute interactive media and live presentation)
- To summarize the transformation from high-speed presses to the high-tech printing and communication of the 21st century