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 Life

Box 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 Adornments

Box 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 & Hunting

Box 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

Globalization

Box 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 2

Box 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 & Nature

Box 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 Us

Box 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 & Currency

Box 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 Objects

Box 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 & Miniatures

Box 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 Anthropologist

Box 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 Box

Box 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.

    • I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your Global Classroom seminar you held sometime ago. I believe this is an area we could make a valuable contribution of information, research and artifact presentation.

      At your convenience I would like to invite you for a visit to our museum and allow us to more fully discuss how a partnership might be developed.

      Mary Fae Kamm
      Executive Director
      411 E. Hwy 67
      Duncanville, TX 75137
      972 572 0462

    • Derek,

      I would very much appreciate the opportunity to discuss some of our upcoming events with you. The interest and support of the World Affairs Council would be a great partnership for our museum.

      Mary Fae Kamm
      Executive Director
      International Museum of Cultures
      411 E. Hwy 67
      Duncanville, TX 75137
      http://www.internationalmuseumofcultures.org

  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

  3. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss our unique Discovery Boxes with you.

    Mary Fae
    972 572 0462

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