Discovery Boxes

Our Discovery Boxes compile objects used by indigenous peoples around the world. Each box focuses on a theme common to people everywhere, and corresponding curricula appropriate for multiple grade levels provide information and activities about the objects from an anthropological perspective. The guided activities help students ask important questions about their own and others’ lives. Give your students a truly eye-opening and hands-on lesson unlike anything they’ve experienced!

Students can explore 12 themed Discovery Boxes: A Day in the Life, Body Adornments, Food & Hunting, Globalization, Humans & Animals, Humans & Nature, Just Like Us, Money & Currency, Stories Through Objects, Toys & Miniatures, World Anthropologist, and World Music Box.

A Day in the Life

A Day in the LifeBox includes 13 items from Mexico, Nigeria, the Philippines, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.

Suitable for: K-3 General Social Studies, 6th World History, 9th World Geography, 10th World History

 

 

 

Body Adornments

Body AdornmentsBox includes 18 items from Papua New Guinea, Peru, Ecuador, Micronesia, Guatemala, the Philippines, Afghanistan, and Indonesia.

Suitable for: K-3 General Social Studies, 6th World History, 9th World Geography, 10th World History, K-6 Art, K-6 English Language Arts

 

Food & Hunting

Food & HuntingBox includes 13 items from the Philippines, Peru, Brazil, Papua New Guinea, Ecuador, and Mexico.

Suitable for: K-3 General Social Studies, 6th World History, 9th World Geography, 10th World History

 

 

 

Globalization

GlobalizationBox includes 15 items from Guatemala, Laos, West Africa, India, Honduras, Peru Mexico, The United States, the Philippines, Bolivia, and China.

Suitable for: 6th World History, 9th World Geography, 10th World History, High School Social Sciences (Sociology, economics, etc.)

 

Humans & Animals

Humans & Animals 2Box includes 13 items from Papua New Guinea, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, and the Philippines.

Suitable for: K-3 General Social Studies, 6th World History, 9th World Geography, 10th World History, K-6 Science

 

 

 

Humans & Nature

Humans & NatureBox includes 13 items from the Philippines, Colombia, Australia, Ecuador, Malaysia, Brazil, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, and Peru.

Suitable for: K-3 General Social Studies, 6th World History, 9th World Geography, 10th World History, K-6 Science

 

 

 

 

 

Just Like Us

Just Like UsBox includes 20 items from the Democratic Republic of Congo, West Africa, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Panama, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Java, and the Philippines.

Suitable for: K-3 General Social Studies, 6th World History, 9th World Geography, 10th World History

 

Money & Currency

Money & CurrencyBox includes 11 items (or sets of items) from Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, West Africa, Laos, Canada, and Ivory Coast.

Suitable for: K-3 General Social Studies, 6th World History, 9th World Geography, 10th World History, High School Social Sciences, K-6 Math

 

Stories Through Objects

Stories Through ObjectsBox includes 10 items from Bangladesh, Kenya, Thailand, Chile, the United States, Mexico, Bolivia, India, Peru, and Guatemala.

Suitable for: K-3 General Social Studies, 6th World History, 9th World Geography, 10th World History, High School Social Sciences, K-6 Art, K-6 English Language Arts

 
 
 

Toys & Miniatures

Toys & MiniaturesBox includes 16 items from Thailand, the Philippines, Guatemala, Mexico, Bolivia, and Peru.

Suitable for: K-3 General Social Studies, 6th World History, 9th World Geography, 10th World History, K-6 English Language Arts

 

 

World Anthropologist

World AnthropologistBox includes 17 items from South Africa, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Java, and the Philippines.

Suitable for: K-3 General Social Studies, 6th World History, 9th World Geography, 10th World History

 

 

World Music Box

World Music BoxBox includes 12 items from Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, and China.

Suitable for: K-3 General Social Studies, 6th World History, 9th World Geography, 10th World History, K-6 Music, K-6 English Language Arts

Comments

  1. The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth (www.dfwworld.org) is holding a free summer teacher workshop called Global Classroom.

    Date: June 19-21, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    Location: Region 10- 400 East Spring Valley Road, Richardson, TX

    Lunch, 20 Gifted and Talented hours of PD credit and materials provided at no cost.

    Teacher will spend three days learning about free global resources, student-centered international instruction, subsidized teacher travel and how to add global components into their course subjects.

    Presenters from National Geographic, Population Connection, the World Affairs Council, MENSA and several other local internationally focused groups will speak and provide materials, lessons and speakers.

    Attendees will also receive a large binder full of internationalized lessons for several disciplines.

    We plan to have 65 teachers registered and would love to give them all information about your organization and what you offer to schools.

    Please let me know if this would be possible.

  2. V-Ann Davis says:

    I am a homeschool parent of 27 years now and am interested in your discovery boxes. My group of students range from 4 years old to 11th grade.
    Please send any info I would need to davismomof16@gmail.com.

    Thank you for any info you can give me.
    V-Ann Davis

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