Memphis in May offers a hands-on learning experience for local students with its acclaimed World Cargo Crates. Each year through May, wooden crates and their contents travel to numerous schools within the Memphis and Shelby County area. The World Cargo Crates offer 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 request below to host the traveling crate in their school for an entire week, during which time students can examine the items and learn about our 2023 honored country, Malaysia. Each crate comes complete with a World Cargo Guide that provides descriptions of each item and details their cultural significance.
Reservation requests may be made for any week between February 27 through May 9. Availability of crates and choice of weeks are on a first come first served basis. 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.
Once all spots are filled you will receive a confirmation email. First come, first served. Feel free to forward this to other educators in the area.
If you have any questions, please contact us at: Education@MemphisInMay.org
2022 World Cargo Crate Photo Contest Winner
Monica Scott – Visual Arts Teacher, City University School of Liberal Arts
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Students and teachers have a chance to win cash prizes and be featured on our website!