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Middle and High School programs

Remember, although the programs are designed for specific grade levels, they can be modified to accommodate students of any age.

Make your reservation by calling 336.758.5282 or emailing moa@nullwfu.edu.


Archaeology: Not Like Indiana Jones (6th – 12th Grade)
Students will tour different North Carolina and world archaeological sites through images and authentic and replica artifacts. Students will learn about excavation tools and methods used in both underwater and ground archaeology. We will discuss how scientifically gathered archaeological information has helped shape our understanding of past cultures and civilizations. Students will participate in an ancient vs. modern artifact identification activity. Classes taught in the Museum can be enhanced by a visit to the exhibit How Do They Know? The Science of Archaeology in the Yadkin River Valley.

Time required: 45 min. to 1 hour.
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Grade 6 Curriculum Standards
Grade 7 Curriculum Standards
Grade 8 Curriculum Standards
Grade 9-12 Curriculum Standards


Understanding Africa: Traditions Today (7th Grade)
Students will be exposed to ideas, values, beliefs, and traditions from Africa that may be unfamiliar to them. Through images, artifacts, and an activity, students will gain a new understanding of this continent.

Time required: 45 min. to 1 hour.
Curriculum Standards


Belief and Faith: World Religions (7th – 12th Grade)
Religious beliefs and faith are a driving force for people around the world. Through images and artifacts, students will explore some of the world’s major and lesser-known religions.

Time required: 45 min. to 1 hour.
Curriculum Standards


Money, Money, Money (7th – 12th Grade)
Currency around the world is ever changing in its value and style. Looking at images and artifacts, students will discuss why some objects have been considered valuable enough to be used as money.

Time required: 45 min. to 1 hour.
Please contact the Museum Educator for specific details relating to this program.


Rebirth of a Carolina People (8th – 12th Grade)
At one time the powerful Catawba Nation claimed most of both Carolinas as its home. The struggling remnants of other Native American groups in the Piedmont joined them for protection. Because of war, disease, famine, and treaties, they almost lost their identity. Today the Catawba Nation and other native North Carolina people are flourishing again. Using images and artifacts, students will discover how these peoples contributed to our state and came back from the edge of extinction.

Time required: 45 min. to 1 hour.
Grade 8 Curriculum Standards
Grades 9-12 Curriculum Standards


Días de Muertos/Days of the Dead (All grades)
Students will learn about the celebration in Mexico. This program is available during MOA’s annual exhibit, September 16 to December 12, 2014.

Time required: 45 minutes to 1 hour.
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