If you could put a number of items into a box that described your life, what would you include?
What do you think would be included if you were a Victorian servant or Queen Elizabeth I? If you lived during the English Civil War, what items would you include to make a case for, or against, the parliamentarians? And what if you were an American Northern abolitionist and wanted to show that slavery was wrong and unnecessary, how would you create your evidence? What was life like for Roman soldiers? How did the Battle of Gettysburg play out?
Museum Box provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. Imagine one of those dioramas that we all made when we were back in school. Museum Box is the digital version of that.
You can display anything from a text file to a movie to sound to images. You can also view and comment on the museum boxes submitted by others. Pretty cool stuff!
Use it with your kids to create portfolios, share infomation and work in groups. Create your own Museum Box as a hook to introduce a unit or as a student resource.