Wake Forest University Museum of Anthropology

Established in 1963, the Wake Forest University Museum of Anthropology (MOA) explores many different peoples and their cultures from ancient to modern times. Located on the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the museum aims to widen opportunities for intercultural learning for those in the greater Piedmont Triad region. Exhibits at Wake Forest University Museum of Anthropology include hands-on activities related to paleoanthropology, culture, and other topics. Permanent exhibits at the museum showcase tools, clothing, art, religious objects, and a variety of other items. Educational programs that focus on world culture are available for students, and homeschool groups.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-4:30PM.

School

Using objects from the museum’s permanent collections in their lesson, school groups can learn about Native American, Asian, Australian, Hispanic, and African cultures. Upper-level programs offer students a chance to explore and investigate traditions around the world from religion to currency. An archaeology program introduces students to excavation methods, artifact identification, and how archaeological findings are used to understand past cultures and enrich current ones. The MOA also offers scavenger hunts, exhibits on collecting, and more. Field trips are available Monday-Friday during school hours. Reservations are required for all school groups.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies, Art.

topics covered:
Archaeology, geography, history, science, ancient civilizations, Native Americans, aborigines, indigenous peoples, visual art, religion, traditions, music, dance, culture.

contact info
Name: Tina Smith, Museum Educator
Phone: 336-758-5643
Email: smithth@wfu.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 20 minimum, 50 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee, Free

Multicultural Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Multiculturalism is a situation in which all the different cultural or racial groups in a society have equal rights and opportunities, and none is ignored or regarded as unimportant.

English is not the official language of the United States. However, it’s the de facto national language. One out of five people living in the United States can speak a language other than English in the home. The top five languages spoken at home by people over the age of 5 are English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

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Wake Forest University Museum of Anthropology

Established in 1963, the Wake Forest University Museum of Anthropology (MOA) explores many different peoples and their cultures from ancient to modern times. Located on the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the museum aims to widen opportunities for intercultural learning for those in the greater Piedmont Triad region. Exhibits at Wake Forest University Museum of Anthropology include hands-on activities related to paleoanthropology, culture, and other topics. Permanent exhibits at the museum showcase tools, clothing, art, religious objects, and a variety of other items. Educational programs that focus on world culture are available for students, and homeschool groups.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-4:30PM.

Homeschool

Using objects from the museum’s permanent collections in their lesson, homeschoolers will learn about Native American culture, as well as the cultures of Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Homeschool groups will delve into traditions from around the world, learn about different belief systems, and examine global currencies. An archaeology program introduces homeschoolers to artifact identification, excavation methods, and how archaeological findings are used to understand past cultures and enrich current ones. The MOA also offers scavenger hunts, exhibits on collecting, and more. Field trips are available on weekdays during school hours. All homeschool visits must be booked in advance.

topics covered:
Archaeology, geography, history, science, ancient civilizations, Native Americans, aborigines, indigenous peoples, visual art, religion, traditions, music, dance, culture

contact info
Name: Tina Smith, Museum Educator
Phone: 336-758-5643
Email: smithth@wfu.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 20 minimum, 50 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee, Free

Multicultural Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Multiculturalism is a situation in which all the different cultural or racial groups in a society have equal rights and opportunities, and none is ignored or regarded as unimportant.

English is not the official language of the United States. However, it’s the de facto national language. One out of five people living in the United States can speak a language other than English in the home. The top five languages spoken at home by people over the age of 5 are English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

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