The Museum in a Box program brings lessons to life by placing hands-on teaching tools directly in the classroom. Interactive learning trunks include hundreds of museum-quality artifacts, maps, costumes, books, scientific tools and historical documents that make classroom lessons tangible and boost comprehension and vocabulary with real-world materials.
In 2012, The Museum School of Avondale Estates was awarded a Race-to-the-Top grant to share our museum education model with elementary schools across Georgia. Museum School teachers, alongside curricular partners:
- Atlanta History Center
- Zoo Atlanta
- Fernbank Museum of Natural History
- Georgia Aquarium
- Georgia Tech’s CEISMC
Together, we have built 25 interdisciplinary learning trunks, complete with lesson plans that reflect Common Core Georgia Performance Standards.