(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 6-8) Mesopotamian Monuments is a live Skype video field trip for middle school students to investigate monuments from Sumer, Babylonia and Assyria exhibited at Harvard University. Guided by a museum educator in the gallery, students observe and analyze sculptures from their desks to understand the characteristics of these ancient river civilizations.
(Grades K-2) Explore the elements of a folktale using close looking and object-based discussion. The museum teacher uses storytelling techniques to help students understand the tale’s central message, identify the characters and structure of the tale, and learn more about objects made by Alaska native Tlingit and other native peoples.
(Grades 6-8) Students tour exhibits and work in an activity lab with stone tools, animal bones, mortars and other early technologies to compare hunting and gathering societies to farming peoples. The class is 70 minutes long.
(Grades 6-8 or introduction to evolution for 9-12) Through examination of museum specimens, classroom discussion, and scientific reasoning, students will explore the evolutionary concepts of variation, inheritance, natural selection and artificial selection, that explain the biodiversity of... Read more about Exploring Evolution