Great Tours! Thematic Tours and Guide Training for Historic Sites

ISBN-10: 0759100993
ISBN-13: 9780759100992
Edition: 2001
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Description: This book helps you to focus on the material culture and significance of your tour site and how to train and energise guides. Readings and workshop activities allow you to develop what is most appropriate for your site.

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Book details

List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 2/5/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

This book helps you to focus on the material culture and significance of your tour site and how to train and energise guides. Readings and workshop activities allow you to develop what is most appropriate for your site.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Preface
Developing the Thematic Tour
Introduction
Preparation: Assemble the Facts
Planning: The Theme Development Team and the Roundtable Workshop
Summarizing the Site's Significance on an Index Card--The Storyline
Storylines, Themes, Physical Evidence, Biographies, and Historical Context
Material Culture and Biography in a Historic House Setting
Using Material Culture and Biography to Interpret Historic Sites
Using Material Culture and Biography to Build an Interpretive Tour
Identifying the Site's Topics
Identifying the Site's Themes
Outline: Using Sentences, Historical Context, Biographies, and Physical Evidence to Build Themes
Creating: Writing, Revising, and Testing the Thematic Tour Outline
Revising the Storyline for the Site
Building the Thematic Tour Outline
Storylines, Themes, Physical Evidence, Biographies, and Historical Context: Pulling It All Together
Drafting a Tour Outline
Testing the Thematic Tour Outline
Refining the Thematic Tour Outline
Testing and Revising the Thematic Tour Outline
Sample Materials
Time Line for the Caleb Crawley House, 1763-81
Short Biographies for the Caleb Crawley House
Training Guides to Give Thematic Tours
Introduction
Site Specifics and Historical Context
Material Culture: The Physical Evidence
Understanding Material Culture
Interpreting Material Culture: A Five-Step Approach
Asking Questions of Material Culture
How to "Read" an Artifact
Five Steps to Interpret Material Culture
Material Culture in a Historic House Setting
Using Material Culture to Build an Interpretive Tour
Interpretive Themes and the Thematic Tour
Thematic Tours vs. Non-thematic Tours
An Introduction to the Components of a Thematic Tour--Storylines, Themes, Physical Evidence, Biographies, and Historical Context
The Storyline
Historical Context--Discussion
Finding the Site's Topics
Identifying the Site's Themes
Historical Biographies: Interpreting Multiple Perspectives, Part 1
Interpreting Multiple Perspectives: People, Places, Objects, and Themes
Interpreting Multiple Perspectives, Part 2
Using the Evidence to Communicate Themes
Using Evidence to Interpret Themes
Practice, Practice, Practice
Communication: Audience and Presentation Techniques
Field Assignment--Taking a Tour
Taking a Tour from the Audience Perspective
A Communication Model
Good Communication Skills: Tips for Guides
Adapting the Message to the Audience
Working with People of Different Ages--Children, Adolescents, and Adults
The Five Stages of Human Learning: Tips for Guides
Special Needs Audiences
Interpreting Sensitive Topics to the Public, Part 1
Interpreting Slavery at Historic Sites: Tips for Guides
Interpreting Sensitive Topics to the Public, Part 2
Voice
Gesture
Managing Guides Effectively
Managing Guides Effectively
Duties of the Guiding Staff at the Caleb Crawley House
Caleb Crawley House Interpretive Guide Application
Caleb Crawley House Guide Agreement
Guide Training Checklist
Mentor/Trainee Agreement
Mentor Checklist
Caleb Crawley House Program Review
Caleb Crawley House Annual Tour Review
Self-Evaluation Questionnaire
Bibliography
About the Authors
Index

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