Veteran’s Day Student Essay Contest – Freedom Is Not Free

Essay Contest!

 FREEDOM IS NOT FREE

 courage

A significant day for our culture in the United States is Veterans Day. On this day, we honor all the men and women who have served and are serving in the military. Many of these men and women have given and will give their lives in order to see our nation secure. Here at the International Museum of Cultures, we believe that it is important for children to have an appreciation for cultures worldwide, but we also believe that it is extremely important for our children to hold appreciation for the culture in which they live. In honor of Veterans Day on November 11th, the museum is sponsoring the Freedom Essay Contest for students in 1st grade through 12th grade.

First through fourth graders can write a 100 word essay on why FREEDOM IS NOT FREE due by November 8th for judging. Fifth through eighth graders are encouraged write a 150 word essay on the same topic and submit it by midnight on November 8th for judging. High school students may write a 250 word essay considering the same topic and submit it by noon on November 9th for judging. Prizes for first and second place will be awarded at the Salute to Veterans event hosted by the museum on November 11th.

If you have any questions or want to see your students involved in saluting our veterans this November, do not hesitate to call or email us for more information:

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International Museum of Cultures

411 U.S. 67 Frontage Road

P: 972.572.0462 email: info@internationalmuseumofcultures.org

Students’ Salute to Veterans – Freedom Essay Contest

Essay Contest!

 What does freedom mean to you?

 courage

 

 

A significant day for our culture in the United States is Veterans Day. On this day, we honor all the men and women who have served and are serving in the military. Many of these men and women have given and will give their lives in order to see our nation secure. Here at the International Museum of Cultures, we believe that it is important for children to have an appreciation for cultures worldwide, but we also believe that it is extremely important for our children to hold appreciation for the culture in which they live. In honor of Veterans Day on November 11th, the museum is sponsoring the Freedom Essay Contest for students in 1st grade through 12th grade. First through sixth graders are encouraged write a 150 word essay on FREEDOM and submit it by November 8th for judging. Seventh through twelfth graders are encouraged to write a 250 word essay on Freedom and submit it by November 15th for judging. Prizes for first and second place will be awarded at the Salute to Veterans event hosted by the museum on November 15th.

 

If you have any questions or want to see your students involved in saluting our veterans this coming November, do not hesitate to call or email us for more information:

INT logo

International Museum of Cultures

411 U.S. 67 Frontage Road

P: 972.572.0462 email: info@internationalmuseumofcultures.org

Discovery Boxes

The Discovery Box

Discovery Boxes allow your students to experience cultures around the world in a completely different way! Discovery boxes come in 12 different themes and include a variety of objects from our museum’s collection. Your students will be able to touch and examine the objects while completing included activities and worksheets that encourage them think critically about the world around them.

For more information, contact us at the International Museum of Cultures

Artifact Discovery box

Boxes include:

  • Teacher’s guide with detailed object descriptions
  • Curricula covering TEKS for K-12 science, social studies, English language arts, fine arts, and math
  • Eye-opening activities that guide your students through understanding the objects

 A Day in the Life of Other Cultures

Help your students to better understand how people around the world live everyday.  Although the objects in this Discovery Box may seem mundane, they are all cleverly made tools that reflect what kinds of environments the peoples live in, what kinds of houses they live in, what they eat, and even how they may look! Your students’ job is to try to discovery what each people group is like by the objects that they use.

Discovery Boxes Contain

Our Discovery Boxes compile objects used mostly by indigenous peoples around the world. Each box focuses on a theme common to people everywhere, and corresponding curricula appropriate for multiple grade levels provide information and activities about the objects from an anthropological perspective. The guided activities help students ask important questions about both their own and others’ lives.

Box includes 13 items from Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, and the Philippines.

Humans of all cultures admire and create beauty. We’ve gathered some of the most stunning examples of how people adorn themselves with what they consider to be beautiful. This box includes necklaces, belts, headdresses, and several other types of adornments, and the meanings associated with the objects are particularly important. Students are encouraged to focus on and appreciate the details of the objects, how they are used, and what they mean to the people that wear them.

Students are encouraged to touch the objects, giving them a much more interactive and personalized experience than a traditional field trip to a museum. Give your students a truly eye-opening and hands-on lesson unlike anything they’ve experienced!

Suitable for

  • K-3 General Social Studies
  • 6th World History
  • 9th World Geography
  • 10th World History

For more information, call us at 972-572-0462 or email us at info@internationalmuseumofcultures.org

We also have museum virtual tours (efield trips).