Bluecross Blueshield World Cargo Crate

Nancy France

Memphis in May offers a hands-on learning experience for local students with its acclaimed World Cargo Crates. Each January through May, five wooden crates and their contents travel to numerous schools within the Memphis and Shelby County area. Think of the crates as a “children’s museum in a box,” offering unique items that provide insight into the culture of the honored country. Each year the crate includes items such as maps, books, local crafts, sports items, musical instruments, clothing, and coins.

Teachers may register to host the traveling crate in their school for an entire week, during which time students can examine the items and learn about our 2018 honored country, the Czech Republic. Each crate comes complete with a World Cargo Guide that provides descriptions of each item and details their cultural significance.

Reservations may be made for any week between January through May. The crate will be delivered to each school before noon on the Monday of your week, and picked up on the following Monday morning by 10:00 a.m., courtesy of Blue Sky Couriers.

Click here to request the World Cargo Crate in your classroom. In addition, don't forget to join the Memphis in May Education email list to receive information on all our programs. Send an email here (education [at] memphisinmay [dot] org) if you would like to be added. 

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