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For at home instruction

Maxwell Museum Word PuzzleMaxwell Museum Word Puzzle

Complete this word puzzle to learn about the Maxwell Museum and SW culture.


 origami dog instructions Make a Lobo Mascot

Learn about the Japanese art of origami and make your own origami dog.


Chinese Fortune Teller Using Symbols

Learn about symbols and make a Chinese Fortune Teller.


 authentic Chinese shadow puppets      Shadow Puppets and Storytelling

Learn about the history and practice of Chinese shadow puppetry and make your own shadow puppets. Includes additional resources to make your own puppet theater, write a shadow puppet play and experiment to discover the properties of light and shadow. 


Make a Bolang Gu World Music and Folk Instruments

Travel around the world and discover folk instruments. Make your own instruments and play them to accompany various songs, chants and dances. Includes additional resources with lessons on musical instruments, cultural heritage and the science of sound and music. 


 ancient Egyptian tomb wall panel Ancient Egypt-hieroglyphs, tombs and temples

Ancient Egyptian society level pyramid Ancient Egyptian pyramids

Explore ancient Egypt and discover hieroglyphs, pyramids, temples and more!


Mayan Archaeoastronomy worksheet  Maya Archaeoastronomy

Try sky watching like the ancient Maya and make your own star finder to identify constellations.

Maya codex Maya hieroglyphs and math

Write like the ancient Maya and make your own codex. 

weaving word puzzle Maya Weaving

Discover the history, technique and patterns of Maya weaving. Complete your own weaving word puzzle and make your own friendship bracelet.


Paper dolls from around the world Dolls from Around the World

Explore dolls from around the world and make your own paper dolls.


Acequias of New Mexico

Acequias del Norte film transcript in English

https://lasacequias.org/2020/04/03/suggested-reading-on-new-mexicos-acequias/

Suggested reading on New Mexico’s acequias from Las Acequias.org

Museum Resources

Ancestors Exhibit

Museum Activity Guide for Children: Ancestors Exhibit

Suitable for students in upper elementary and middle school, this guide provides a focus to explore our early ancestors, their biological traits and cultural behaviors.

 Peoples of the Southwest Exhibit

Museum Activity Guide for Children: Peoples of the Southwest Exhibit

Suitable for upper elementary and middle school students, this guide provides a focus to study the material remains and archaeological processes of Southwest Puebloan sites presented in the exhibition.

Object Analysis Worksheet - grades 5-8

Museum Activity Guide for Children: Object Analysis Worksheet

For grades 5 - 8, this worksheet directs students to look closely at, and think and write about an object in the museum.

object analysis worksheet - grades 2-4

Museum Activity Guide for Children: Object Analysis Worksheet

For grades 2-4, this worksheet directs students to look closely at, and think and write about an object in the museum.

object analysis worksheet - grades 9-12

Museum Activity Guide for Children: Object Analysis Worksheet

For grades 9-12, this worksheet directs students to look closely at, and think and write about an object in the museum.

Museum Rules

Museum Rules

For group visits, please share these guidelines with all students, teachers and chapreones visiting the museum and ask for their cooperation to make everyone's visit a pleasant one.

For the Classroom

North by Southwest

Curriculum: North by Southwest

Interdisciplinary lessons for grades 3-5 to utilize the hands-on materials in the loan kit focusing on indigenous communities of the Bering Sea region, their material culture, art, environment, and lifestyle.

Educator's Resource Guide

Educator's Resource Guide: Weaving Generations Together, Evolving Creativity in the Maya of Chiapas

These archived activities of the Weaving Generations Together exhibition provide information and ideas for hands-on activities exploring the traditional weaving practices of the Maya of Chiapas, Mexico.

Mexico at the Hour of Combat

Photos as Primary Sources: Mexico at the Hour of Combat

Visual Literacy exercises for grades 6 and up that use Sabino Osuna’s photographs to understand how visual images shaped events of the Mexican Revolution as they were happening and, as primary sources, add to our understanding of this chapter of Mexican history in a broader context.

Pre- and Post- Visit Lesson Plans: People of the Southwest Exhibit

Pre- and Post- Visit Lesson Plans: People of the Southwest Exhibit

3rd- 5th grade curriculum to supplement the Maxwell Museum’s signature museum visit experience.  Taking an interdisciplinary approach, lessons include storytelling, analysis, vocabulary exercises, art projects, and more, to look for evidence within objects that provide an invaluable source of information about human behavior.