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Inside Out – Lesson 2

The Museum has developed several lessons for use in conjunction with its on-line Collections.

Lesson 2 – A Story of Your Life

Carl Rungius was a sportsman and painter. He spent six months of the year hunting, camping and painting in the outdoors. Rungius would then return to his New York studio to paint larger images of what he had recorded earlier in the field.

Similar to Carl Rungius, you have interests and experiences that may shape who you are. This exercise gives you a chance to think about what is important to you.

Questions for Autobiography

Record the answers to these questions in your journal to refer to later. You may want to share your results with another student. What do you know about your birth and very first year?

List your parents, brothers, sisters and special relatives

Your years before school
-Write about one interesting thing that happened

Your elementary school years
-Write about your school(s) and a memorable moment

What studies do you like the most and why?

What studies do you like the least and why?

If you could take any class or workshop, what would it be?

What things can you do well?

What things do you struggle with?

List the things you like…

Kinds of art
Books and magazines
Radio and TV
Movies and music
Other (Sports, Activities, Friends, Clothes…)

What places have you lived or visited? Do you have a favorite place?

Is there a place you have always wanted to visit?

What things make you laugh and feel good about life?

What things make you feel sad?

Is there a sport or hobby you’d like to begin or spend more time doing?

If you had one free day to do whatever you like, what would it be?

What are some things in your world you would like to change?

What is most important to you right now?

Future plans (Where do you want to be in…)

…3 Years?

…5 Years?

…10 Years?

What are two occupations you might be interested in for the future? Possible Ideas

List 3 objects or mementos that have been important to you in the past.
(These may be helpful when planning your story or artwork.)

Story Of Your Life

Record the answers to these questions in your journal to refer to later. You may want to share your results with another student.

This is a list of things that you treasure:

What are your favorite subjects?

What are your favorite skills? This includes skills, gifts and talents you possess.
List in order of importance and enjoyment for you.

What are your favorite quotes and/or songs?

What are possible careers that you are interested in?

Inside Out –  Lessons

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