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WELCOME

I hope our Artifact Box family is doing well. The Artifact Box has been slumbering and trying to survive like all of you. I did have COVID last year, but like me, Artifact Box seems to have survived the past 18 months.

We will start back up again in the spring of 2022. If you want to participate, please go to the Registration page. We don't know how many will participate, so we cannot guarantee any specific exchanges or even grade levels. But we will do our best to match your group with an appropriate partner school.

Most of the schools have been waiting for their communities to gain control back from COVID and did not participate over the past year. We will be sending out notices to past participants this fall with more information. We intend to spend the 2021-22 school year rebuilding our network. We are also working on our new Facebook page to improve communication.

We hope to go return to state conferences to share our network and the value of participation. We also plan to present at the National Rural Education Conference in November, so stop by if you can.

THANKS for yoru patience!

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The Artifact Box Exchange is a project to help students learn more about their city, state, and region in the context of a simulation that focuses on developing creativity and research skills.

Each participating classroom spends several weeks in the fall or spring working with all available references to create a mystery box of artifacts representative of their city, state, and region based on 25 suggestions from the Artifact Box Teacher's Guide. Each class becomes expert on the history and nature of their towns and regions. They must also engage their creativity to display the clues to their area. The receiving classroom must solve the mystery box and identify the location of the sending classroom using research and reference skills.

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Identify the location of this photo....

 

The prior locations have been identified (see below), so we are searching for a new photo

If you have a picture of some outstanding statue, historical marker, manmade attraction, natural structure, or another recognizable landmark that identifies a city or town, send it to me. If we use it, you will get a free registration.

 

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OLD Photos

Wind Chimes

Kim Ayres from Rio Rancho, NM identified this as the World Largest Wind Chimes in Casey, IL.

 

Statue
Jana Shay of Grand Forks, ND identified this photo as Man O' War in Lexington KY.

 

newsboy
Jennifer Bailiff correctly placed this statue in Great Barrington MA

 

Lincoln
Carol Micke (Webb City, MO) correctly placed this statue in Ashmore, IL

vulcan
Karen Grantham (Keller, TX) correctly placed this statue of Vulcan in Birmingham, AL

sculpture
Leigh Stovall (Birmingham, AL) correctly placed these statues in Indianapolis

 

 

 

 

 

   
     
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