Museum in a Box

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K-2 Museum in a Box Now Live!

What is the Museum in a Box Curriculum?

The Virtual Museum in a Box Curriculum is a fully online collection of detailed lesson plans and activities. This program uses primary sources for Arizona Historical Society’s Library and Archives and our artifacts collection. Each virtual box incorporates cross-curricular standards. 

  • K-2nd
    • Water: How Water Impacts Humans covers the history of how Arizonans used water throughout time. Learn about how ancient the Hohokam culture used a canal system to farm the desert, and how communities in northern, central, and southern Arizona have adapted the environment to use water.
  • 3rd-5th
    • The Influence of the Arizona 5Cs takes a deep dive into the influence Arizona’s early economy–climate, citrus, cattle, copper, and cotton–had on the people who call this state home. Engage with an interactive map to learn about the events of the Bisbee Deportation, a copper mining strike impacted the community, and create a collage while learning about the tourism industry in Phoenix. Coming Soon!
  • Middle school
    • What is Citizenship in Arizona History? dives into the question of citizenship in Arizona. Coming soon!

The virtual Museum in a Box program offers teachers multiple lesson plans, student handouts, PowerPoint slides, archival materials, learning objectives, and classroom discussion questions. 

Is There a Cost for Museum in a Box?

For a limited time, the K-2 Museum in a Box is free for educators until June 30, 2021.

How Can Educators Access Museum in a Box?

Email [email protected] to access Museum in a Box.

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