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Wonder Box 1: Tools of the Trade

Eight historical tools of the 19th century are included in this hands on exercise. Students may try to determine what the tools are, how they were used and how the same task would be done today.

Wonder Box 3: Abenaki Culture: Pre-European Contact

 Man-made objects used by Paleo-Indians in everyday life are all made from natural resources.  Objects relate to food preparation, fire-starting, fishing and hunting, and adornment.  Teacher guide, illustrations, and activity suggestions...

Wonder Box 4: Abenaki Culture Post-European Contact

Reproductions of European trade items that Abenaki people used after contact that often replaced tools and items made for natural materials found locally or traded for. Teacher guide and activities included with Wonder Box.

Wonder Box 5: Colonial Period Games

 Help students develop their math skills while learning games that children played in the 18th century. Nine games include board games, dice games, card games and marbles.  Wonder box contains all game pieces as well as instructions and a brief history of...

Wonder Box 6: World War I

Touchable artifacts,  historic photographs, and the transcribed diary of local soldier Arcade Joyal combine to illustrate the impact that World War I had on local residents in the 1910s.

Wonder Box 9: Immigration History: Our Finnish Community

A collection of Finnish objects, children's literature, musical instruments, and music CDs related to Finnish culture in the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire.  This wonder box comes in an old suitcase, allowing kids to imagine What would my family bring...