Starting with the 2019-2020 school year, LMSD has implemented a Residency Program, which is a key component in this Pathway. The District is partnering with four local organizations to create guaranteed field trip experiences and in-school programming that are directly tied to a particular grade’s curriculum. Beyond students’ classroom experiences, these organizations will provide unique opportunities to LMSD families to take part in activities and exhibits. The goal of the Residency Program is to encourage students and their families to take advantage of, explore, and feel connected to our region’s many rich cultural resources. In future years, additional Residency partners will be added in other grades.
The 2019-2020 initial cohort of Residency partnerships includes:
The Barnes Foundation
Third grade students visit the Barnes Foundation in the spring. Connected to the elementary art curriculum, students will focus on the Barnes’s ensemble arrangements to build their skills in analyzing art in terms of its elements. Students would also learn about the art movements of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Early Modernism periods. Learn more about the Barnes Foundation and their upcoming events and programs.
Lower Merion Conservancy
Fourth grade students have two opportunities to learn about conservation, water sheds and our environment. First, representatives from the Lower Merion Conservancy visit our classrooms to present programs ranging from how pollution affects our water to identifying insects living in streams and their pollution tolerance. Next, students will travel to the Conservancy to work with their educators on these issues and experience a hands-on creek exploration. Learn more about the Lower Merion Conservancy.
Museum of the American Revolution (MoAR)
Fifth grade students visit the Museum of the American Revolution in Old City in connection with their curricular focus on the American Revolution. At the Museum, Students experience the exhibits in the museum and participate in the program Through Their Eyes, Major Causes and Events of the American Revolution. This residency gives students a more thoughtful lens to view the events and conflicts that were critical parts of the American Revolution. Learn more about the Museum of the American Revolution and their upcoming events and programs.
African-American Museum (AAMP)
Founded in 1976 in celebration of the nation’s Bicentennial, the African American Museum in Philadelphia is the first institution funded and built by a major municipality to preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans. There will be more detailed information regarding the educational aspects of this partnership coming soon! Learn more about the AAMP and their upcoming events and programs.