What's Next for MOTAL?
The completion of our next exhibit, Two Roads, One Journey: Education in China and the U.S., which is expected to open for exhibition in spring 2015. Click here to read the prospectus.
Visit A Class Action Exhibit in San Diego!
The exhibit is now open at the Edward J. Schwartz Federal Building in San Diego at the hospitality of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society. Please visit with your family or school!
MOTAL Receives National Award
In the fall, board member Dyan Venters represented MOTAL at the award ceremony held by the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) in Birmingham, Alabama. MOTAL was selected as a national winner of the 2013 Award of Merit for its A Class Action exhibit.
The Leadership in History Award is the nation′s most prestigious competition award for recognition and achievement in state and local history. Dyan accepted the award on behalf of the many individuals who came together to plan, create, and support the initial 2,000-square-foot exhibit. Learn more about the award.
(from left) Lynne Ireland (AASLH chair), Dyan Venters (MOTAL board member), Terry Davis (AASLH president and CEO)
Photo credit: AASLH, 2013. Photographer: Stacy Jones Photography.
Recommended Exhibit: Anne
Exhibit on Anne Frank at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. Learn more.
Do you own or have access to an interesting “school tool” from the past? MOTAL is interested in borrowing, perhaps accepting as a donation, an artifact that can help represent the story of educational technology throughout history. If this is YOU, please
LEASE Our Featured Exhibit and Listening Station
Our MOTAL exhibit, A Class Action, which had a successful 9-month run from September 2011 to June 2012 at the Old Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana, CA, is available for lease.
The exhibit is appropriate for visitors of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. We are pleased to have welcomed visitors from many ethnic groups, including many in the Hispanic community—from cities near and far. It holds special appeal for college instructors, high school teachers, and their students.
We are entertaining offers from those interested in leasing the exhibit. For more information, please download the prospectus (3.1 MB PDF).
Our popular listening station entitled Memories of Mexican Schools is also available for lease or purchase. See details.
What a Teacher Had to Say
A Class Action is a fabulous exhibit and was a wonderful field trip. I highly recommend it. It’s very inspirational to think that this history took place right in Orange County. Most people don’t even know about it. The higher the grade level, the more the kids will get out of it. There are very high-level concepts about fighting for rights, etc. Older kids will not be bored! But it’s also appropriate for fourth-graders; there are many California standards that are covered and lots of hands-on activities to keep them learning. My fourth- and fifth-graders got a lot out of it; many were touched deeply.
—Marcy Fry, Fullerton School District
WANTED: Student Work on “A Class Action” Themes
We would like to post photos of your artwork or copies of your writing. Send us your ideas!