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Egypt: The Gift of the Nile

Now available! Egypt loan kit and grade 5-8 curriculum!

A study of Egypt provides an incredible look at one of the earliest and most fascinating world cultures. This kit features historical evidence learned from monuments, artifacts, inscriptions, writings, and preserved human remains. The kit includes authentic objects from Egypt, musical instruments, game boards, hieroglyphs, costumes and props, flashcards, worksheets, and more for educators to present an evidence based exploration of Egyptology.

China

This interdisciplinary kit contains authentic and replicated treasures to explore fascinating Chinese history and culture both past and present. The associated K-12 curriculum contains lessons to use the objects as well as instructions for making projects.  Perfect for a unit on Ancient Civilizations.

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The Santero Tradition

Study Hispanic devotional art from an ethnographic perspective.  Learn about the origins of this artistic tradition and consider the cultural significance of the Catholic saints. 

Activity Options:

Painting Retablos: Use this drawing exercise to practice "observing."  Each individual will complete a small cardboard "retablo."  (Recommended for 2nd grade and up.)

Tinwork  (Add $10.00 per group for materials): Make a small frame from light gauge aluminum.   (Difficult for young hands.)

 

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