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This is a presentation for an informal learning exhibit that I created for my EDTEC 671 course.

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  • 1. Orphan TrainsInformal Learning Exhibit ProposalBetween 1854 and 1930, an estimated 150,000 to 200,000 children were shipped from the eastern US to western states and territories

2. Conditions Overcrowding Disease Family Breakdown 3. Placing Out 4. Need for Exhibit 5. Target Audience Mixed Age Groups 6. Learning Outcomes List the conditions that led up to the orphan train movement Identify three characteristics of the placing out system Identify the difference and similarities between legally indentured children and legally adopted children during this time 7. Charitable OrganizationspCharitable Organizationsl Ia nENTERc Home for Children's New York fa Placing Out oLittleAid Foundlingr WanderersSocietyHospitald K SocietalTrain Platform/WalkwayConditionsK TRAIN (What was it like?)Adoption or Timeline Indenture BlockInteractive Wall MapReflection ShowcaseINFO EXITOurStories TheaterLecture RoomKiosks 8. Exhibit Overview 9. Entrance Exhibit VisualsActivities ID tags issued Photo Wall Optional activities distributed Placard(Life in Pictures, A Moment in Time, Can You See Me) 10. Social Conditions VideoVideo images depictingsocietal conditions in the cities of NYand Boston in the mid 1800s 11. Charitable OrganizationsAudio TourDescribing the historyand practices of theNY Founding Hospital Home for Little Wanderers Children's Aid SocietyCollect Parent & agent letters 12. Placing Out Audio Tour/ Video Clips/Photos The placing out process is described here via video clips and images Collect blank indenture forms andnewspaper advertisements 13. Train Platform Kiosk Contains touch screen KIOSK with interactive games to test visitors knowledgeAudio Enhancedreplica of real trainstation 14. TrainAudio EnhancedSimulation Puppet Theater Play 15. Map & Timeline 16. Indenture/Adoption Block Animatronics FactsStory-telling 17. Our StoriesPhoto & Video clips chronicle the lives of four different orphans 18. Theater& ChippingFilm:Three different documentary'son the orphan train movementare shown daily.(11m/1pm/3pm) 19. Lecture HallStorytellingSurviving orphan train riders share theirstories.Q & A session afterlecture 20. Reflection Showcase& ChippingArt Reflective art created bygrade-schoolers whovisited the museum. 21. Exhibit Evaluations Surveys1. Experience2. Comprehension & Retention KIOSKS ID Tags Souvenirs 22. Today