During our scavenger hunt at Balboa Park, we noticed that many of the artifacts that we looked for related to a story about a person or historical moment. Stories were expressed in different ways such as writing or video.
I really found the three connected artifacts very interesting because I was curious to learn about what they meant. I didn't understand the connection between the sculptures but I could tell that it was honoring the person in the middle. It might be a tribute to his accomplishments and loyalties based on the way that it appears very glorified.
My answer to the essential question on the KLEWS sheet for the project launch was "In order to preserve culture and history you have to be able to tell a story about it." I feel that this was very prevalent in all of the exposition about different historical pieces showcased at the museums. By telling the story of the person, object, or event, the information about the topic was made more digestible and memorable.
Within the museum a lot of the exhibits showcased artifacts or decorations that set the scene or mood as you read the writing or admired the art pieces. The placement was very strategic and helped to encourage questions that might be answered if you read through the story.
The story of Peter and the Wolf was presented in a very creative way. By making the characters out of objects, it first allowed the children to guess what the end product was supposed to be, and then allowed them to be very curious and excited about the way that the puppeteer used these seemingly every day objects.