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jcerni on 2012-04-15"Welcome to Museum Box, This site 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. What items, for example, would you put in a box to describe your life; the life of a Victorian Servant or Roman soldier; or to show that slavery was wrong and unnecessary? You can display anything from a text file to a movie. You can also view and comment on the museum boxes submitted by others."
rodgersusa on 2013-11-18It is important to note that this resource costs £59 per year (about $99 USD) for a subscription, as of January 2013.
The low tech version: Have students bring an old cereal box to school. Use construction paper or low cost paints to design the box cover. Then have students fill it with items that have to do with their gallery. I used to use this as a way of having students create more interactive book reports/reviews. Students are much more interested in seeing and hearing about the contents of the box then they are of hearing recited book reports.
It's also a great resource for school counselors. Students create gallery boxes about themselves, adding items about themselves. This also has the added benefit of giving shy students a prop to use to tell their story.
The new url for Museum Box Gallery is: http://creator.museumbox.e2bn.org/gallery
The old gallery: http://museumbox.e2bn.org/gallery/
If your works is published before June 2012, it will be in this older gallery.