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Booth Takes Top Prize in Education at Annual Museum Conference

The Cartersville musuem's educational program 'What’s the Story? Connecting Art & Literacy' won the Education Category at the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries annual conference in Athens on Friday.

Booth Western Art Museum’s educational program What’s the Story? Connecting Art & Literacy won the Education Category at the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries annual conference in Athens on Friday. Education Director Lisa Wheeler accepted the award at an awards luncheon inside the Georgia Museum of Art.

Over the past decade, the Booth Education Department has continued to develop and coordinate educational opportunities for students visiting the Museum. What’s the Story? Connecting Art & Literacy provides gallery lessons and hands-on activities developed around the narrative works in the Booth museum’s collection. The artwork offers a wonderful and accessible way for students with different learning styles to enhance their reading and writing abilities. The program has been developed by five extremely creative classroom teachers and museum education staff to meet Georgia Performance Standards in language arts, social studies and visual arts.

What’s the Story? Connecting Art & Literacy is designed for children in grades kindergarten through fifth. The program feeds students into the museum’s Writing Through Art literary program and annual contest for students in grades six through twelve.

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