Culture Connect: Experience the Cultures of the World

In this interactive program, your students will travel the world with amazing objects from our collections and explore cultures of today and yesterday.  Participants will become citizens of the world as they learn how similar and how exciting their cultural differences can be.  The multitude of objects will turn your classroom into a multicultural laboratory for teaching inquiry-based lessons about the world’s cultures.

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Complementary on-line curriculum packet available!

Educational Standards

Common Core

Teachers needing to meet standards will find that Culture Connect addresses Common Core ELA standards by teaching students how to act like historians, use cultural objects as primary resources, “read” cultural objects, and use academic vocabulary.  Exposure to this program will also help students “come to understand other perspectives and cultures.”*  Reading, writing, and listening exercises included in the Culture Connect:  Experience the Cultures of the World curriculum packet cover additional Common Core. 

* Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, page 7

Additional Rhode Island Standards

Civics & Government: Standards C&G 5(K-6)-1; C&G 5(K-6)-2
Historical Perspectives: Standards HP 1(K-6)-1; HP 2(K-4)-3; HP 3(K-8)-2
Dance: Standards D 2(K-8)-1
Music: Standards M 2(K-8)-1; M 2(K-12)-2
Theater: Standards T 2(K-8)-1
Visual Arts & Design: Standards VA&D 2(K-8)-1; VA&D 3(5-8)-2

Massachusetts Standards

Social Science: Economics (Gr. 4):7, 4.15E
Arts (K-4): Visual Arts: 1.1, 1.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3
Arts (5-8): Visual Arts: 3.5 3.6, 3.7, 5.6
Science and Technology (K-2): Life Sciences: 1, 6, 8; Technology/Engineering: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2
Science and Technology (3-5): Life Sciences: 8&10, Technology/Engineering: 2.1