Bring the Museum to your school! The Florida Museum currently offers five Inquiry Box outreach programs for use in the classroom. All activities are designed to integrate social studies, language arts, math, and science in a unified learning experience.

Suitable for: All ages but geared to 3rd-5th grade

A free 45-minute educational program is available to schools in Alachua County. These programs use artifacts and natural history objects and are delivered by Museum staff or docent volunteers to enhance science and social studies lessons or Museum field trips. Additionally, Inquiry Boxes may be checked out for two weeks at a cost of $25/box.
Inquiry Boxes may be checked out for two weeks at a cost of $25/box. Teachers are responsible for picking up and returning the Inquiry Boxes to the Museum.

Participants will:

Shared Boxes

The Southern Florida Early Native People Inquiry Box (a large red suitcase and a small red duffle bag) contains books (both fiction and nonfiction), a video, word cards, laminated teaching aids, replicas, artifacts, a timeline, a game, a sorting tray and a teacher’s guide (including a suggested approach sheet). This Inquiry Box features 14 shared boxes, each designed to be explored by 1-3 students.

Each shared box contains:

This Inquiry Box was designed using the Sunshine State Standards and is intended to enhance FCAT preparation.

Teacher’s Guide to Florida’s Native People

This teacher’s guide may be used for Inquiry Box presentations, Inquiry Box loans and museum visits. The guide contains information on Florida’s Indian people, information on associated subjects and related fields of study, vocabulary and suggested activities. All activities are designed to integrate social studies, language arts, math and science in a unified learning experience. Permission is granted to reproduce the information and activities for student and teacher use. All guides are in PDF format.

Full Teacher’s Guide

Table of Contents

Part One – Introduction and General Information

Part Four – Florida’s Seminole People

Part Five – References (Answers, Vocabulary, Bibliography)

 

Ready to reserve an Inquiry Box and/or presentation? Please email dmilner@flmnh.ufl.edu or call 352-273-2030.