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Education Tuesday: What is Agriculture?

Posted on: Thursday, December 2, 2021

Lulu is back! Each week, this little Lobo will take you on a journey around the world to explore topics in anthropology and world culture. This week is an exploration of the history and importance of agriculture. Complete an agriculture crossword... read more

Education Tuesday: Make an Ofrenda, part 5

Posted on: Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos and make your own ofrenda! Pay homage to your ancestors and welcome them back with an altar beautifully decorated by you. Use the instructions posted in previous weeks to make traditional crafts to adorn your ofrenda... read more

Education Thursday: Prepare a Dia de los Muertos Ofrenda, part 4

Posted on: Thursday, October 21, 2021

Next weekend starts the three-day celebration of El Dia de los Muertos. Complete some projects to prepare for the celebration and make your own ofrenda (altar) to honor a loved one. Instructions for papel picado (paper cutting), skeletons, stamp... read more

DIY Dancing skeleton

Education Tuesday: Prepare a Dia de los Muertos ofrenda, part 3

Posted on: Thursday, October 14, 2021

Explore the beautiful and colorful traditions of El Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. Learn about this holiday, complete a word search and crossword puzzle, decorate some coloring pages, and make your own dancing skeleton. Prepare... read more

paper bouquets

Education Tuesday: Prepare a Dia de los Muertos ofrenda, part 1

Posted on: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Explore Hispanic crafts by making your own ramillettes. Ramillettes are “little flower bouquets” made for decorating any celebration. In this version of the tradition, we use decorative or recycled paper. Get creative and make your own to keep or... read more

Tin frame

 

Education Tuesday: Prepare a Dia de los Muertos ofrenda part 2

Posted on: Monday, October 4, 2021

We continue our exploration of Hispanic folk art with tin frame making. Get creative with recycled materials and make a picture frame for a traditional display in your home. Complete this project and ones in the next two weeks to make an ofrenda ... read more

Education Tuesday: Ancestors Exhibit Scavenger Hunt

Posted on: Tuesday, May 11, 2021

After watching our Ancestors Exhibit virtual tour, download our Ancestors Exhibit Scavenger Hunt to go around the web and discover more about our early ancestors. Choose between our interactive PowerPoint presentation or PDF with answer key.... read more

Lulu and El Castillo

Lulu and El Castillo

Education Tuesday: Telling time at the Maya Pyramid of El Castillo

Posted on: Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Did you know there is a pyramid in Mexico that can tell time? This video models how the light and shadow effect on the pyramid El Castillo in Chichen Itza, Mexico tracks time-the spring equinox and the agricultural planting season during zenith... read more

Rio Grande Fish: Archaeology Superheroes!

Rio Grande Fish: Archaeology Superheroes!

Education Tuesday: Rio Grande Fish: Archaeology Superheroes!

Posted on: Monday, April 5, 2021

Join superhero Catfish Cleo as she explores the Rio Grande River, archaeology, fishbones, how humans impact the environment and how they can take care of the earth. Download useful resources on how to Become a Superhero! and do your part to... read more

Stories in the stars

Education Tuesday: Stories in the Stars

Posted on: Tuesday, March 30, 2021

People the world over have looked to the night sky and told stories about what they see. Be inspired by the stars and write your own constellation story. Then make your own constellation viewer to remember your story and share with a friend.... read more

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