- Easier - A
collection is a group of things gathered or
collected. A person is a collector when they brings
items together into a group. People collect
different things. People collect things for lots of
reasons - - including that it is fun!
- Harder -
Collecting is a great hobby because it can be
different, unique for everyone. Each found item has
its own 'story.' In the process of collecting, you
continue to learn. As you build any collection, you
apply skills in identifying, selecting,
discriminating, evaluating, classifying, and
- Those who view collecting as trivial or a waste
of time, miss the connections that it has to life
skills and occupations. Scientists also collect
things; they gather information, data, and samples.
Museums and libraries are collections. Many people
make their livelihoods by collecting and disposing
items. In fact, all of us go through our lives
collecting and discarding things around us.
- Collecting is very popular; all of you
probably collect something. Some people think
that there is no point to collecting but it is
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- What do you like to do? Garden? Trace your
family tree? Like Bugs? Collect coins or stamps?
Why not start a new collection!
Collecting at About.com
- Here is an up-to-date website with lots of
information and links geared to collecting by
Who Collect at Country Collectibles
- At this website for kids you can read
articles about collecting, find out about other
people's collections, register your own
collection, and lots more.
- After visiting several of the
websites, complete one or more of these
- What Are the Things Used at
Work? Pick an adult whose work you are
interested in. This person can be a
parent, relative, neighbor or a good
friend. Then make a collection of everyday
things that they use in their work.
Imagine how they use each item. Ask them
questions about the items. Put the items
together into a display.
- What are Some Inexpensive
Collections? Not all collections
require large amounts of money to acquire.
See if you can identify ten-fifteen
different types of collections that would
require little or no money, just time and
effort to develop and continue. Share your
list. Which ones would be the most
interesting to you?
- Start Your Own Collection.
People collect almost everything. Visit
of Collections webpage to see just a
few of them. First brainstorm some
different ideas for collections. Try to
think of something unique. Add things that
you are interested in learning more about.
Jot down all the different ideas that you
can think of. Then consider the pros and
cons of each idea. Sometimes available
room limits the size of items that are
collected. Some collections are limited to
small things. Narrow down your list to the
top 5 ideas. Talk it over with your
friends or a parent. Weigh your choices
and select the best type of collection for
you. A final reminder that in this age of
computers, your collection could be
entirely virtual. It could be a collection
- Be A Curator of Your Own
Museum. If you already have a
collection, continue to add items to it,
but now put effort into the arrangement
and display of the items. First identify
the central connection(s) between all
items in your collection. Are there
boundaries? For instance, if you collect
rhinoceros figures, is there a price limit
or size limit to rhinos that you include?
Is there an esthetic judgment; do you
include ugly rhinos? What other criteria
do you have? Within your collection, what
subgroups can you identify? Create a
database that identifies the
characteristics of each item within your
collection. Remember to include where you
located it, what it cost (if appropriate),
description, etc. Now arrange your
collection into a new display. Share your
- Find Out What Different Generations
Collected? Interview people who grew
up in different times: the forties,
fifties, sixties, seventies and so on.
Interview two or three people in each
decade. Find out what they collected? Aks
what there friends collected. What things
do girls generally collect? What things
did guys collet? What do they collect
- Website By Kids For Kids
- Here a young collector
shares information about accumulating objects
for study, comparison, or exhibition or as a
On Black History
(1997 ThinkQuest Project)
- Her you can find
information about stamp collecting and a black
- Websites On Specific
Types of Collections
- Go to our
webpage to access an indexed list with lots of
links to collections. Here's where you find
specific information about collecting stamps,
trading cards, rocks and minerals . . . everything
from A to Z.
- Lots More Sites
- The goal of this webstie is to provide
information and resources to the collecting.
(Maine Antique Digest)
- Here you can read articles on collecting;
from "Action Figures and Comic Books' to
'Internet Auctions' and 'Appraisals.'
- This is a links-site to all types of
- Similar Links-Sites:
- 2) Collection Collection http://www.collectorsconnection.com/direct.htm
- 3) Hobbies (Includes Collecting) http://www.ci.hurst.tx.us/lib/links/hobbies.htm
- 4) Hobbies & Crafts (Includes
- 4) Hobbies and Games (Includes Collecting)
- Choose a collection category: antiques,
collectibles, entertainment, glass and pottery,
jewelry and gems, sports, stamps and coins, toys
and dolls, and more.
- People who collect things are called by many
names. Some of their names are as unusual as the
items they collect.
- This links-page connects to information
about different types of collecting and
- Studium is a "cyber-pub" or online magazine
with articles on various hobbies. It is written,
designed, and maintained by Dennis L.
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