Created with the busy teacher in mind, each hands-on curriculum kit contains resources that provide everything needed for a comprehensive study of the chosen topic. Each kit includes teacher resource guides, student activities,videos and/or DVD’s. To further enhance the unit of study, hands-on manipulatives are included: plastic models, displays, cultural artifacts, pictures, posters, etc. In addition, many kits include multiple copies of nonfiction student book titles for group, independent reading or student research.
126 award-winning collections are available, in various grade levels and subject areas. Most sets have 20 or more copies of each title. Many book collections are titles found in ELA Modules.
Step Back in Time Toolkits/ExhibitsFolkManis Puppets
A majority of our exhibits have been assembled by the NYS Farmers’ Museum, each a unique, one of a kind exhibit that includes implements, tools, and gadgets used in the 1800’s. The Blacksmithing; Cooking & Baking; Medical Objects; School Objects toolkit, Mexico, Australia, Civil and Revolutionary War, and more can all be used to enrich historical teaching of what life was like in the past. Please anticipate your needs, only one copy of each exhibit is available for loan. Note: Most items in the exhibits are authentic and meant for display purposes only-adult supervision is recommended.
Students will use their imagination as they play with these realistic looking hand puppets. We have 48 sets of various puppets, each set includes a puppet and at least one storybook title with a theme that is related to the puppet.