Culture Connect:  Experience the Cultures of the World

In this interactive program your students will travel the world with amazing objects from our collections to explore cultures of today and yesterday through clothing, food, shelter, religion, music, and art. Your students will become citizens of the world as they learn how similar people are and how exciting their cultural differences can be. We will bring objects from Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America to your classroom, turning it into a kaleidoscope of diversity and a multicultural laboratory for teaching inquiry-based lessons about tolerance and respect.



“The children were very interested in learning about other cultures and some were excited to hear about their own background.”
— 5th grade teacher, Pleasant View School, Providence, RI


K-12 Curriculum Standards/Frameworks:
Rhode Island:
Civics & Government: C&G5(K-6)-1; C&G5(K-6)-2
Historical Perspectives: HP1(K-8)-1; HP2(K-4)-3; HP3(K-8)-2
Engineering and Technology: ET1.1(K-8); ET1.2(K-4); ET2.2(K-4)
Dance: D2(K-8)-1
Music: M2(K-8)-1; M2(K-12)-2
Theater: T2(K-8)-1
Visual Arts & Design: VAD2(K-8)-1; VAD3(K-8)-2 VAD3(K-8)-1c,d

Social Science: Economics (Gr. 4):7, 4.15E
Arts (K-4): Visual Arts: 1.1, 1.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3
Arts (5-8): Visual Arts: 3.5 3.6, 3.7, 5.6
Science and Technology (K-2): Life Sciences: 1, 6, 8;
Technology/Engineering: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2
Science and Technology (3-5): Life Sciences: 8&10; Technology/Engineering: 2.1

Free Lesson Plans!  Click here for free curriculum materials to complement your study of world cultures