The Harlem Renaissance: Individualism and Community Pride

The Harlem Renaissance: Individualism and Community Pride Developed by Katie Reeve, PCM Play Practicum 2023, Verizon Tech Enhanced 2023(FOCUS: Grades 4-5, Library, Design-Thinking) In this lesson Grade 4-5 students will be introduced to the Harlem Renaissance.  (It...

Unsung: Using AR to Better Understand the Harlem Renaissance

Unsung: Using AR to Better Understand the Harlem Renaissance Developed by Katie Reeve, PCM Play Practicum 2023(FOCUS: Grades 4-5, Library, Design-Thinking) In this lesson Grade 4-5 students will deepen their understanding of the Harlem Renaissance by exploring the...

Balloons Over Broadway

Balloons Over Broadway Developed by Ann Toole, PCM Play Practicum 2023, Verizon Tech Enhanced 2023(FOCUS: Grade 2, Science, Speaking & Listening) Based on the text, Balloons Over Broadway, students will attempt to solve Tony Sarg’s problem of how to make the...

Building a Bridge

Building a Bridge Developed by Ann Toole, PCM Play Practicum 2023, Verizon Tech Enhanced 2023 (FOCUS: Grade 2, Science) Students will use a QR code to access Google Earth to view a slideshow showing several bridges around the world and in Rhode Island. Accompanying...

Building a Structure

Building a Structure Developed by Elizabeth McLellan, PCM Play Practicum 2023, Verizon Tech Enhanced 2023(FOCUS: Grade 2, Reading, Math, Science, STEAM) In this lesson, students will learn the steps behind building a building.   Materials to gather Various Books about...

Sphere Interactions

Sphere Interactions Developed by Shannon McLaughlin​, PCM Play Practicum 2023, Verizon Tech Enhanced 2023(FOCUS: Grade 5, Earth Science, Invention Literacy, Design Thinking) Students will explore Earth’s spheres and how they are connected. They will learn about...
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Group Visits

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For Families

We’ve collected an extensive resource of creative activities that will engage kids and their caregivers wherever you may be.

About Play

While society often overlooks and undervalues play, we are here to celebrate and elevate it. Because we know play isn’t frivolous. It’s foundational.

PCM Lesson Plans

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PCM has brought the magic of learning to life for over 40 years. As a trusted resource for families and children in southern New England, PCM is an anchor in our community.

Become a Partner

PCM has brought the magic of learning to life for over 40 years. As a trusted resource for families and children in southern New England, PCM is an anchor in our community.

More than a Museum
PCM is committed to serving the children of southern New England – regardless of their financial ability. 40% of the Museum’s budget is dedicated to welcoming one-third of the Museum’s total audience free of charge or at greatly reduced rates through a variety of outreach programs.