Let the World Awareness Children’s Museum bring our interactive, hands-on, outreach programs directly to your site! Designed for individual classrooms of up to 30 students, all programs are:
- Interactive and group-work based
- Feature hands-on learning with objects from the Museum’s collections
- Include an art project to take home
- Aligned with NYS Common Core Curriculum standards and modules
You can download our WACM Educational Offerings Brochure here.
Preschool – Grade 2
Support of World Clothing: What Should I Wear? was made possible with funds from Stewart’s Holiday Match Program.
Celebrate the Chinese New Year
An introduction to the Chinese New Year Festival, students learn through hands-on stations with authentic clothing, objects, and a make-and-take project that brings this celebration to life. 60 Minutes.
World Food: What Should I Eat?
Explore the use and impact of corn, rice and wheat in world cultures. Hands-on stations include measurement, setting an international table, and a make-and-take project. 60 minutes.
World Clothing: What Should I Wear
A fun program that explores how people’s geographic location influences their choices in what to wear. Interactive stations include clothing to try on, a matching game with international dolls, and an art project. 60 minutes.
Grades 3 – 6
Cultural Aspects of Clothing
Through interactive stations and hands-on activities, students examine how people’s cultural background, geography, and climate affect the clothing they wear. 75 minutes.
Chinese New Year Traditions
Study the traditions and customs of Chinese New Year, learn some Mandarin phrases, and create an authentic make-and-take project. 75 minutes.
Through hand-on stations and activities, students explore three major regions of Brazil and how climate, geography and natural resources affect the way people live. 75 minutes.
Flags and Countries
Learn about international flags and their symbolism! Students will learn through interactive activities and will think about the historical significance and citizenship qualities flag symbols represent. This program introduces students to art from the museum’s International Youth Art Collection.
Mexican Celebration: Day of the Dead
Culture comes to life through hands-on stations, art and authentic objects as students learn about this significant Mexican celebration of ancestors. Adaptable for middle/high school groups, this program gives important context to the Day of the Dead and its role in Mexican culture and heritage. 60 minutes.
Grades 3 – 6
The Welcome Home Series is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).
Welcome Home, Japan
Through the use of objects and arts, students will explore a traditional Japanese home and learn how it is similar and different from their own home. 75 minutes.
Welcome Home, Nigeria
Students will explore the contrasts and common elements between homes in the cities and homes in the villages of Nigeria. 75 minutes.
Welcome Home, Bedouins (UAE)
Children will learn, compare and discuss culturally-based gender roles in the home as part of traditional Bedouin society. 75 minutes.