Bird is the Word Discovery Kit
Enhancing and strengthening library services to children in the classroom, home school or during home exploration, Meekins Library Discovery Curriculum Kits are full of a variety of materials designed to appeal to teachers and kids alike.
Each kit comes packed in its own wheeled suitcase with an extendable handle ready to take back to class or home. Kits contain materials appropriate for use by a range of learners.
More information about each kit can be found by clicking on the name of the kit for a full description as well as availability. Information about the kits can also be had by calling the Meekins Library at 413-268-7472.
These kits were made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
Community Awareness Discovery Kit
sample of some of the items in the
Arts and Music of Africa and Asia Discovery Kit
I can learn to speak Spanish a class or home study kit provides Spanish language and bi-lingual books as well as other materials to augment the study of culture and language for grades 1-4.
Mother Goose supports early literacy in schools and homes by providing an opportunity for young children Pre-k-2 to learn nursery rhymes and the alphabet and to experience the fun and joy of chanting and singing.
Mystery! a truly multi-media kit augments the language arts, science and math curriculi in grades 4-6 using the theme of mystery to delve into the genre of mystery writing and to solve math and science mysteries and puzzles.
Native Americans provides resources for teachers and students grades 2-5. The kitís concentration is on history books about New Englandís Eastern Woodlands Indian tribes including the Wampanoag, Iroquois and Naragansett.
Oceans provides an opportunity for children k-3 to learn about oceans, marine life and seashores.
Prehistoric Life provides an introduction to prehistoric life and the reign of the dinosaurs.
Revolutionary War and the Birth of the U.S.A. provides resources for grades 3-6 to study the Revolutionary War period from 1775-1783.
Rivers & Salmon provides resources about the life cycle of salmon, the water cycle and rivers for grades k-3.
Seasons provides resources for students and teachers k-3 to explore the changing seasons in the northern United States with a focus on Fall and apples and pumpkins.
U.S.A. Heroes and Heroines focuses on the study of American social reformers, civil and human rights leaders, their biographies and the study of biography as a genre for grades 4-6.
Viva Mexico! is a large teacher/classroom-only kit provides a wide variety of historical information, real crafts, as well as Spanish language materials for grades 4-6.
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Last updated: September 17, 2014