Fabergé: From a Snowflake to an Iceberg Extension Activities
Once the chart is finished, students will create a scavenger hunt. One person in each group will be given an egg to hide. After the egg is hidden, that person will be responsible for using their fan to direct their group mates to the egg. Once found, a new student will hide the egg.
Within the Fabergé exhibit at HMNS there was a genealogy chart, tracing the royal families in Europe. Using the internet, student families, and other resources, have students research their own genealogy. See if they are able to create a family tree that goes back at least five generations. The family tree should include birthdates, death dates, and images of either the person or a drawing of something that represents the person.
*Note: If a personal family tree is too sensitive for some students, ask them to look up any European royal family and create a family tree for their chosen royal family. (Example: House of Romanov, House of Windsor, House of Grimaldi, House of Bernadotte, etc.)
What Causes a Revolution?
The Romanov reign ended in 1917 with the Bolshevik Revolution. Discuss with the class the mood of the Russian people during this time period. Explain that there was a change in attitude towards the Tsar and his young family. Historians contribute the fall of the Romanovs to the Tsar’s behavior towards his people, as well as to economic, political, and social changes. Divide the class into four groups and ask each group to research one of these causes. They should be prepared to argue why their assigned reason was the main cause for the end of the Romanov rule in Russia.
Stone Materials Made Beautiful
Students will refer to the stone materials chart they completed in the Knowledge Hunt. Ask them to choose their favorite stone material based on the objects they saw in the exhibit. Instruct the students to research their chosen stone material to discover how it is formed and where it can be found on the globe. Tell the students to draw a sketch of a new object using the stone material they researched. Ask the students to include the information they learned on their sketches. Display the drawings around the room.
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