The Neville Public Museum

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Objectives and Wisconsin Model Academic Standards
Childhood Past
Students will compare the lives of children throughout different periods of history, explain the role and importance of storytelling, and compare games and toys of the past with those of today.

1. Understand how the lives of children and families changed throughout time due to the environment, technology, and interactions with different groups of people.
2. Explain how stories and legends can make sense of things people don’t understand and teach lessons and cultural mores.
3. Compare how culture and technology has influenced children’s’ toys and games.

This program meets the following Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for Social Studies:
A.4.4, A.4.6, A.4.7, B.4.4, B.4.1, B.4.7, B.4.9, B.4.10, E.4.2, E.4.3, E.4.4, E.4.7, E.4.8, E.4.9, 
E.4.12, E.4.11, E.4.14, E.4.13, E.4.15

Technology and Change
Students will define and identify examples of technology, trace it’s evolution through time, and explain the ways in which these changes affected peoples’ lives.

1. Identify times in Wisconsin’s history when a new technology, invention, or innovation led to a major cultural change.
2. Provide examples of times when technology had unintended consequences, and how those problems were dealt with.
3. Use technology of the past to infer what types of technology the future might bring.

This program meets the following Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for Social Studies:
A.4.4, A.4.7, A.4.8, A.4.9, B.4.3, B.4.4, B.4.7, B.4.8, B.4.9, B.4.10, D.4.2, D.4.3, D.4.4, D.4.7
A.8.4, A.8.5, A.8.6, A.8.7, A.8.8, A.8.10, A.8.11, B.8.7, B.8.9, B.8.10, B.8.11, B.8.12

Our Environment and Natural Resources
Students will examine artifacts from Native People, early European settlers, and 20th Century Northeastern Wisconsinites to understand how the natural world shaped their lives, and how human activity has also changed the environment.

1. Describe the natural resources, and the tools needed to utilize them, that helped transform northeastern Wisconsin into a population center over the past 10,000 years.
2. Identify examples of times when commonly-used resources became scarce because of human action or naturally-occurring events, and how people reacted to those challenges.
3. Explain Northeastern Wisconsin’s role in world events as they relate to the natural resources we contributed to other parts of the world. 

This program meets the following Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for Social Studies: 
A.4.2, A.4.4, A.4.7, A.4.8, A.4.9, B.4.1, B.4.4, B.4.7, B.4.8, B.4.9, B.4.10, D.4.3, E.4.4, E.4.7, E.4.8, E.4.13, E.4.15, 
A.8.1, A.8.4, A.8.5, A.8.6, A.8.7, A.8.8, A.8.11, B.8.2, B.8.3, B.8.7, B.8.8, B.8.10, B.8.11, B.8.12, D.8.2, D.8.3, D.8.7, D.8.11, E.8.3, E.8.4, E.8.14

Conflict and Perspective
Students will identify moments throughout history when groups of different people suddenly came into contact with each other and how this affected their relationships. Students will gain an understanding of why conflicts occurred and how they were resolved by exploring the perspectives of both sides.

1. Explain the phases of the relationships between native people and European settlers, and how the communities of both groups in Northeastern Wisconsin changed over time.
2. Summarize the basic causes of conflicts like the Civil War and World War I, identify the role that Wisconsin soldiers played both militarily and culturally, and interpret what the experiences in these conflicts might have been like for individual soldiers.
3. Be able to understand the perspectives of both sides in a conflict, and how a lack of this type of empathy can escalate conflicts. 

This program meets the following Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for Social Studies:
A.4.2, A.4.4, A.4.8, A.4.7, B.4.1, B.4.3, B.4.4, B.4.5, B.4.7, B.4.9, B.4.10, C.4.3, C.4.4, E.4.4, E.4.6, E.4.7, E.4.8, E.4.9, E.4.11, E.4.12, E.4.13, E.4.14, E.4.15
A.8.1, A.8.7, B.8.4, B.8.3, B.8.2, B.8.7, B.8.10, B.8.11, B.8.12, C.8.9, E.8.3, E.8.4, E.8.7, E.8.9, E.8.14

Museum Hours

Sun: Noon-5pm
Mon: Closed
Tue: Noon-8pm
Wed: 9am-5pm
Thu: 9am-5pm
Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat: 9am-5pm

First Wednesday of every month: 9am-8pm*
*With free admission for Brown County residents with proof of residency