Elementary Contest Resources
Letter Writing Lesson – Use this lesson plan outline to help students research and write a letter to a Texan of their choice.
Research for Letter Writing – Use this lesson to help support students researching one of four selected Texas heroes.
Letter Paper – Print this specialty paper for student letters. (Use of this paper is not required to enter the contest.)
Teacher Submission Form – Writing – Print and fill out this form to mail in class sets of letters. (Class sets of letters may also be scanned and emailed directly to email@example.com . Students may also create an account through Submittable and upload their writing individually.)
Teacher Submission Form – Art – Print and fill out this form to mail in class sets of artwork. (Pictures of class sets of art may also be scanned and emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org . Students may also create an account through Submittable and upload pictures of their art individually.)
Middle/High School Contest Resources
Brainstorming Artifacts – Students may use this handout to brainstorm writing ideas for two featured artifacts or any other art or artifacts they can find at www.thebryanmuseum.org .
Artifact Inspiration 2.0 – Can’t think of what to write about? Choose one of these fiction or nonfiction ideas based on three of the featured artifacts to jump start your writing.
Online Collection Database – Access thousands of works of art and artifacts in The Bryan Museum collection as inspiration for your writing and art. Use the keyword search to look for specific types of items such as saddle, spurs, or paintings, for example. Or choose objects, photos, or random images at the top for a wide variety of items to inspire your creativity.