Available Elementary School Programs

Remember, although the programs are designed for specific grade levels, they can be modified to accommodate students of any age.
Program lengths can also be modified to fit class times as needed.

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


First Fire
(Kindergarten, Units 1, 4)

Nature provided all the things Native Americans need to survive. One of the most important things was fire, but how did Native Americans fire get fire? Using artifacts, storytelling, activities, and discussion, students will be introduced to how Native Americans lived long ago.  This program ends with a discussion on how Native Americans live today.

The art component for this program is to make a spider gorget.

Standards: K.G.2.1; K.G.2.2; K.H.1.1; K.C.1.1; K.C.1.2

Time required: 1.5 hours.


What We Wear
(Kindergarten, Units 1, 4)

Japanese Shoes

Everybody wears clothes, but are all clothes the same? Through images, artifacts, activities, and discussion, students will discover how environment, culture, and resources determine what type of clothes people wear around the world.

This program has a literary component. The story that will be used is What We Wear by Maya Ajmera.

The art component for this program is to create a paper person.

Standards: K.G.2.1; K.G.2.2; K.H.1.1, K.C.1.1; K.C.1.2

Time required: 1.5 hours.


Houses, Houses, Houses
(Kindergarten, Unit 4)

People use all kinds of materials to create interesting houses. Using images, artifacts, activities, stories, and discussion, students will learn how environment, culture, and resources determine what type of homes people live in and create.

This program has a literary component. Some of the stories that will used are Come Home with Us! by Oxfam, Home by Carson Ellis, and If You Lived Here by Giles Larche.

The art component for this program is to create a house.

Standards: K.G.2.1; K.G.2.2; K.H.1.1, K.C.1.1; K.C.1.2

Time required: 1.5 hours.


All of Us
(Kindergarten, Unit 4) (1st Grade, Unit 1)
(2nd Grade, Unit 1)

The differences and similarities of people around the world is what makes everyone interesting and unique. Through discussion, images, artifacts, activities, and stories, students will learn, about diversity, respect, and tolerance for others.

This program will have a literary component. Some of the stories that will be used are All the Colors We Are by Katie Kissinger and People by Peter Spier.

The art component for this program is to create a paper person.

Kindergarten Standards: K.C.1.1
1st Grade Standards: 1.C.1.2
2nd Grade Standards: 2.C.1.3

Time required: 1.5 hours.


World Music
(Kindergarten, Unit 4) (1st Grade, Unit 2)
(2nd Grade, Unit 1)

African Musical Instrument

Music is the universal language and is created by all cultures. Using, images, sound clips, instruments, activities, and discussion, students will learn types of instruments, how music is used, and get to experience music from around the world.

Kindergarten Standards: K.C.1.2
1st Grade Standards: 1.C.1.2
2nd Grade Standards: 2.C.1.1

Time required: 1.5 hours.


Cultures around the World
(Kindergarten, Unit 4) (2nd Grade, Unit 1, 3)

Every culture is distinct and unique. Through discussion, images, sound clips, artifacts, and activities, students will explore the language, religion, music, art, food, and traditions of cultures from around the world.

 

Teachers can choose 1 culture from the following: Navajo, Northwest Coast Native People, Mexico, Peru, Kenya, Nigeria, Morocco, China, Japan, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia

Programs will have a literary and/or art component.

Kindergarten Standards: K.G.2.1; K.G.2.2; K.C.1.1; K.C.1.2
2nd Grade Standards: 2.G.1.1; 2.G.1.2; 2.G.2.2; 2.C.1.1

Time Required: 1.5 hours.


First Families
(1st Grade, Unit 2)

Native American families were similar to families today. Parents had to provide clothing, food, shelter, and education for their children. Children were not idle but had to help with chores. Using discussion, artifacts, and activities, students will experience what it was like to be a Native American child. This program ends with a discussion on how Native Americans live today.

Standards: 1.G.2.1; 1G.2.2; 1.H.1.1; 1.H.1.2; 1.C.1.1; 1.C.1.2

Time required: 1.5 hours.


Children around the World
(1st Grade, Unit 2)

Children want to know what school is like, what do children eat, what kind of clothes they wear, do they have video games, and are they like me. Through discussion, images, artifacts, activities, and stories, students will compare how children in other countries are similar and different from themselves.

Teachers can choose 1 country from the following: Kenya, Japan, China, or Mexico.

Programs will have a literary and/or art component.

Standards: 1.G.1.1; 1.G.1.2; 1.G.2.1; 1.G.2.2; 1.G.2.3; 1.H.1.1; 1.H.1.2; 1.C.1.1; 1.C.1.2

Time required: 1.5 hours.


Anansi the Spider and Stories
(1st Grade, Unit 2)

There are no stories in Ghana! See how Anansi the Spider tricks the Sky God into giving him stories to tell. Using images, artifacts, activities, discussion, and stories, students will learn about the culture of Ghana and discover why the stories of Anansi the Spider are so important.

This program will have a literary component. Some of the stories that will be used are Spider and the Sky God by Deborah Newton Chocolate and Anansi the Spider by Gerald McDermott.

The art component for this program is to create a spider puppet.

Standards: 1.G.1.1; 1.G.1.2; 1.G.2.1; 1.G.2.2; 1.G.2.3; 1.H.1.1; 1.H.1.2; 1.C.1.1; 1.C.1.2

Time required: 1.5 hours.


Native Americans, Explorers, and Settlers in North Carolina
(4th Grade, Units 1, 2)

For more than 12,000 years, Native Americans have made North Carolina their home. Through discussion, images, artifacts, and activities, students will learn how Native American life in North Carolina evolved over time, and how it was changed by contact with European explorers and settlers. This program ends with a discussion about how American Indians in North Carolina live today.

Standards: 4.G.1.1; 4.G.1.2; 4.H.1.1; 4.H.1.2; 4.C.1.1; 4.C.1.2

Time required: 1.5 hours.


Native People of North America
(5th Grade, Unit 1)

Before North America was explored by Europeans, millions of Native people lived here. Using images, artifacts, activities, and discussion, students will be introduced to how different environmental regions influenced the beliefs, food, clothing, and lifestyles of these peoples.

Standards: 5.G.1.1; 5.G.1.4; 5.H.1.1; 5.H.1.3; 5.C.1.1; 5.C.1.2; 5.C.1.4

Time required: 1.5 hours.


Maya: A Continuing Story
(All grades)

Tmaya templehe Maya were conquered but not destroyed. Students will learn about the Maya civilization the flourished from 2000 BCE until 1520 CE and continues today. Using images, artifacts, activities, and discussion, students will discover how many ancient Maya traditions still survive.

Time required: 1.5 hours.


Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead
(All grades)

dia de muertes mask

It’s not Mexican Halloween. Celebrating the dead is a tradition that has a long history in parts of Mesoamerica. Using images, artifacts, activities, and discussion, students will learn the about the true meaning of the celebration.

Depending on grade level, there will be a story and/or art component.

This program is available during MOA’s annual exhibit, Life After Death: The Day of the Dead in Mexico, September 10 to December 6, 2019.

Time required: 45 minutes to 1.5 hours.


Chinese New Year
(All grades)

In China, the most important holiday is New Year’s. Through discussion, images, artifacts, and activities, students will discover how people decorate, what they eat, and why Chinese’s New Year is at a different time of the year.

Depending on grade level there will be a story and/or art component.

Time required: 1.5 hours.


Kodomo No Hi/Children’s Day
(All grades)

Japanese Children’s Day is a special holiday just for children. Using images, artifacts, activities, and discussion, students will be introduced to the purpose, foods, kites, and dolls used on this day to celebrate children.

Depending on grade level there will be a story and/or art component.

Time required: 1.5 hours.