specimen kit for 10.5 curriculum unit

This page houses curricula and supporting documents developed by teachers and Museum staff as part of numerous Peabody Fellows programs, but also includes a few separate exhibition-based curricula. Follow the links below to downloadable documents and other information about the Yale Peabody Museum’s ability to support the teaching of these curriculum units.


Curriculum units are available for downloading for use by educators in classroom settings only. Please contact us for use outside of a classroom setting, or for questions about rights and permissions.


Peabody Fellows Program Curricula:

NEW!! Climate and Emerging Infections - Vector Borne Disease Investigations (2012-2016) 


Biodiversity and Global Change – Lobster Die-off! (2005 – 2008)


Biodiversity and Human Health – Vector-Borne Disease (2005 – 2011)


Collaborative on Global Change – Migration in the Balance (2013 - 2014)


Earth Sciences – Connecticut Geology Guide (2008 – 2010)


Earth Sciences – CT Rocks! Virtual Field Investigations  Contact us for passwords (2010-2012)


Event-Based Teacher Collaborative (2010 – 2011 Science, 2011 – 2012 Social Studies)


Indigenous Peoples of the Americas (2012-2015)


Plant Sciences – World of Plants (2008 – 2009)


Strength in Numbers - measuring and analyzing variation in Asian shore crabs (2014)


Summer Solar Science (2011 – 2013)



Other Yale Peabody Museum curricula:


Las Artes de México (2008)

Curriculum and Pre-visit Materials (pdf, 873 KB)


Grade Level: High School


Description: With many thanks to Branford High School Spanish teacher Elise Weisenbach, we have put together a curriculum based on Las Artes de México, a temporary exhibition that was on view at the Yale Peabody Museum during the spring and summer of 2008. These 10 lesson units can be used as stand-alone materials without visiting the exhibition.



Machu Picchu: Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas (2002 – 2003)

Social Studies Curriculum (pdf, 2.65 MB)


Science Curriculum (pdf, 2.25 MB)


Grade Level: Grade 4 through High School

Description: These curricula were originally designed to accompany the exhibition Machu Picchu: Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas. Most of the lessons can be used as stand-alone materials without visiting the exhibition.


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