At a Glance


Use this guide developed by PBS and the Antiques Roadshow to teach about material culture.

Integrating Material Culture into the Classroom

The creators of the Public Broadcasting Series (PBS), Antiques Roadshow developed this guide to integrating material culture into the classroom. Using artifacts from the show, such as late-19th-century American Indian clothing and a napkin drawing by Andy Warhol, it presents strategies for teaching with material culture and questions to ask about how people make, collect, and use material objects.