Ar·ti·fact: /ˈär də fakt/ an object made by a human being; typically an item of cultural or historical interest.

From Latin arte ‘by or using art’ + factum ‘something made’

Art-i-Facts is a classroom-to-classroom international virtual collaboration about the everyday objects that make up our unique culture. Classrooms in the USA are being paired with groups of students abroad, and together, they exchange photos, writing, and a “culture box” of objects–in other words, a collection of artifacts–to learn more about the lives of kids around the world.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation and additional support from the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County, select teachers from Palm Beach County will be paired with their colleagues around the world in a semester-long virtual collaboration and will receive, free of charge, all the materials and lesson plans they need to carry out this creative project.

In addition to learning from Blue Planet Global Education professionals, teachers will also receive professional development on curation, labeling of exhibits, and digital museums from Dr. Sandra Norman, Associate Professor and Dr. Candace Cunningham, Assistant Professor in the department of History at Florida Atlantic University.

At the end of the project, students will get to see their work exhibited online in a global, digital museum that can be shared with other classrooms, parents, and the community.

To apply for Fall 2021, fill out our Art-i-Facts Application by August 1, 2021.

From our Spring 2021 pilot program teachers:

“I think it’s a great was to get students to think more globally and have some personal connection to the outside world. They’re learning, creating, and having fun.”  – Ashley Monastra, G-Star School of the Arts, USA

“They were very engaged and excited to learn about children from across the globe! It motivated them to find out more about the host country and share their learning. They were also proud to share information about their own culture.” – Elaine Lee, Torphichen Primary School, Scotland