‘Windows to the World’ brings digital artifacts to K-12 classrooms

If K-12 students don’t have the resources to travel to Indiana University Bloomington’s campus and visit its museums, a new digital toolkit will bring items from IU’s collections to them.

Windows to the World: Digital Artifacts for Global Educators, a collaboration between several area studies centers within the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, will help teachers incorporate items from IU’s collections into their curriculum.

“Connections can be made across the content areas, and I think that’s what’s unique about it,” said Vesna Dimitrieska, coordinator of global education initiatives in the Hamilton Lugar School and the School of Education. “You can teach math using an artifact from another country, and it may not be the conventional way to teach math, but it incorporates a cultural aspect that can be difficult to integrate otherwise.”

Read more about the project at News at IU