The Culture Kit Program creates “Portable Museums” – large carrying cases filled with intriguing, relevant, and meaningful items on a specific topic across many cultures. Designed primarily for elementary and middle school students, the kits emphasize and celebrate diversity through a universal and unifying theme. These multi-cultural and multi-dimensional resources are used by public and private school educators as well as home school associations. The kits provide researched information on the various objects, maps, books, and teacher suggestions for activities in different age groups. The kits augment a student’s curriculum and provide hands-on interaction with both familiar and unfamiliar objects, thus bridging the gap between cultures. Each kit can be used independently or in conjunction with other kits.
We asked local teachers and home school parents what they wanted, and the Museum assembled kits based on their needs:
- Water Consumption and Conservation: United States and Africa
- World Beliefs
- Traditions and Heritage
- Traditions through Dress
An informational folder with each Kit includes:
- Objectives of the Kit;
- Descriptions of each artifact;
- Questions to brainstorm;
- Hands-on classroom activity; and
- Supplies and materials for activities.
If you would like to check a Kit out please contact Dawn or Gayle at 970-221-4600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
By the end of 2019, we are hoping to have 15 kits assembled. You can sponsor a kit for $50. Your sponsorship will help with materials, research, and design.
To sponsor a kit email (email@example.com) or mail (200 W Mountain Ave Fort Collins CO 80521) a check with information below:
Culture Kit Sponsorship
Name on Kit (if you would like it to be in honor of someone):
Preference for Type of Kit you Sponsor?
If so, please specify below