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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 07-207

National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education

Grant Records, circa 1999-2002

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education
Title: Grant Records
Dates: circa 1999-2002
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 07-207
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the family science backpack program funded by the Texaco Foundation. The backpacks were primarily distributed in schools for use at home and included fact sheets and other background information as well as instructions and materials for hands-on activities. All activities encouraged participation from other family members. Four distinct curriculums were developed: "Senses" for pre-kindergarteners, "Rocks" for kindergarteners, "Dirt" for first-graders; and "Water" for second-graders. Materials include grant proposal, status reports, backpack materials, early versions of the backpacks, illustrations, graphics, correspondence, memoranda, budgets, DAT tapes, evaluations, and materials from meetings with teachers and principals. Some materials are in Spanish and some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the family science backpack program funded by the Texaco Foundation. The backpacks were primarily distributed in schools for use at home and included fact sheets and other background information as well as instructions and materials for hands-on activities. All activities encouraged participation from other family members. Four distinct curriculums were developed: "Senses" for pre-kindergartners, "Rocks" for kindergartners, "Dirt" for first-graders; and "Water" for second-graders. Materials include grant proposal, status reports, backpack materials, early versions of the backpacks, illustrations, graphics, correspondence, memoranda, budgets, electronic records, DAT tapes, evaluations, and materials from meetings with teachers and principals. Some materials are in Spanish and some materials are in electronic format.

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Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-207, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education, Grant Records

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Container List

Box 1

Senses

Box 1 of 2

Sight

Box 1 of 2

Sound

Box 1 of 2

National Science Standards

Box 1 of 2

Fossils

Box 1 of 2

Rocks

Box 1 of 2

Cutouts

Box 1 of 2

Dirt/Ants

Box 1 of 2

Ant Cards

Box 1 of 2

Seeds

Box 1 of 2

Worms

Box 1 of 2

Evaporation

Box 1 of 2

Sea Monkeys

Box 1 of 2

TIME for Kids

Box 1 of 2

Water

Box 1 of 2

Water Backpack/Grade 2

Box 1 of 2

Bubbles

Box 1 of 2

Backpack Translations

Box 1 of 2

Water (Spanish Translation)

Box 1 of 2

Anna Nazaretz (3 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Scanned Drawings

Box 1 of 2

Sarah Drummond (3 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Spanish/English Teachers

Box 1 of 2

Susannah

Box 1 of 2

Neil Hauck

Box 1 of 2

Max Drillings

Box 1 of 2

Ben Mudrack

Box 1 of 2

Guadelupe Duron (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Mimi Bags

Box 1 of 2

Tab-01

Box 1 of 2

Tab 00-01 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Tex Teacher Vendor

Box 1 of 2

Meeting, February 2000

Box 1 of 2

Meeting, March 9

Box 1 of 2

Meeting, March 30

Box 1 of 2

Meeting, June 8, 2000

Box 1 of 2

Parent Guidelines

Box 1 of 2

Guidelines for Teachers

Box 1 of 2

Statement of Purpose

Box 1 of 2

Teacher Backpack Instructions

Box 1 of 2

Pack Guidelines

Box 1 of 2

Backpack Statement of Purpose

Box 1 of 2

Principal/Teacher Meeting

Box 1 of 2

Teacher Meeting Agendas

Box 1 of 2

Principal Meetings

Box 1 of 2

Parent Responses

Box 1 of 2

Backpack Evaluations (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Statement of Purpose/Guidelines/Evaluations

Box 1 of 2

DC/ACTS from Laura on October 20

Box 1 of 2

Joan Abdullah

Box 1 of 2

Stuff from Case

Box 1 of 2

Chuck James Carnegie

Box 1 of 2

Related Texaco Stories

Box 1 of 2

Texaco Memoranda to Laura

Box 1 of 2

Emails with Laura

Box 1 of 2

Emails

Box 1 of 2

Notes on Texaco and Similar Programs

Box 1 of 2

Texaco Meetings

Box 1 of 2

Texaco

Box 1 of 2

Extra Copies from Backpacks

Box 1 of 2

Backpack Fonts

Box 1 of 2

Principal Meeting, 2001

Box 1 of 2

Case Schools (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Backpack Pickup

Box 1 of 2

Journals

Box 1 of 2

Curriculum Plan/Evaluation

Box 1 of 2

Backpack Cost Estimate

Box 1 of 2

Original Proposal for Backpacks

Box 1 of 2

Texaco Grant Acknowledgment

Box 1 of 2

Principal Investigator (PI) Notification

Box 1 of 2

Texaco Memorandum

Box 1 of 2

Texaco/Chevron

Box 1 of 2

Proposed Texaco Budget

Box 1 of 2

Texaco Education Foundation Family Science Backpack Project

Box 1 of 2

Texaco Information for Copies

Box 1 of 2

Texaco Interim Report (3 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

CB Emails

Box 2 of 2

Carolina

Box 2 of 2

Letter of Acknowledgment

Box 2 of 2

CIW Memorandum of Understanding

Box 2 of 2

Contract Proposal - CASE, April 2002

Box 2 of 2

CB

Box 2 of 2

Touch

Box 2 of 2

Teacher Evaluations

Box 2 of 2

Status Report, June 15, 2000

Box 2 of 2

Discovering Science

Box 2 of 2

Senses

Box 2 of 2

Rocks

Box 2 of 2

Dirt

Box 2 of 2

Water

Box 2 of 2

Discover Water - Spanish Translation (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 2

Discover Dirt - Spanish Translation (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 2

Discover the Senses - Spanish Translation (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 2

DAT Tapes

Box 2 of 2

Backpacks and Journal (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 2