Lesson Plan: Building Audience Centered Questions


This “Building Audience Centered Questions” lesson plan [PDF] (revised 08-2017) guides interpretive trainees through activities and examples that investigate two types of audience centered questions:

  1. Essential theme questions
  2. Supporting dialogic questions

These are key building blocks of all audience centered experiences. This lesson plan was developed for the Forging Connections Through Audience Centered Experiences classroom training. You can use or adapt it for seasonal training or other park interpretive training, and it is useful at all developmental levels.


At the end of the session trainees should be able to:

  • Write an essential theme question for their site
  • Write 3 dialogic questions

Looking For More on Audience Centered Experiences?

Audience Centered Experience Button - Two Pictogram Visitors talking to a pictogram rangerYou can find much more self-guided learning and all of the materials for making yourself an ACE in the Audience Centered Experience Interpretation workbook.

Interpretive Leadership button - a pictogram ranger leading a group of other rangers higherYou can find links to seasonal lesson plans which support this emerging skill set in the Audience Centered Experience Trainers’ Guide.

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