(Grades 3-5) Delve deeper into one geographic region and explore ways that Inuit, Yupik, and other arctic peoples in the U.S. and Canada responded to the challenging environment to engineer appropriate food, clothing, and shelter.
(Grades 5-8) This live Skype program encourages interactive discussion highlighting the symbols associated with royal power in Maya and Aztec civilizations. Students virtually tour the Mesoamerican gallery and learn to read the man-made landscape to understand the impact of ancient monarchies.
(Grades 4-7) Investigate Classic Period Maya culture and people through the clues left behind in their tools, buildings, and writing. Learn how archaeologists and other scientists unravel the mysteries of past cultures and what they mean today.
(Grades 4-7) Explore the Mexica and Aztec civilization through artifacts and primary documents. Use these primary sources to investigate the contact between Aztec and Spanish peoples. Learn about how ancient Mexica ways connect to the Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico today.
(Grades 2-8) On the Day of the Dead, November 2nd, Mexicans celebrate death as a part of life. Visit an ofrenda or altar to explore the elements of this festival through hands-on artifacts. Then make a take-home craft. Read more about Day of the Dead
(Grades 2-5) Explore cultural diversity and history among Native peoples in the Northeast, Northwest, Southwest, and Arctic. Through guided discovery, students investigate food, clothing, and homes to understand how environment influences people and their culture.
(Grades K-2) Young anthropologists travel the world, comparing artifacts from Africa, Asia, South America, Europe, Australia and right here in North America. Students explore how different environments shape the clothes, toys, and tools that peoples of the world use to meet their basic needs.