Benin Unboxed (Middle Ages)

From $34.97

Discover the beautiful art and folklore of the kingdom of Benin in the Middle Ages.

Inside this Box

  • Discover how snail shells were used as currency and make your money cowrie jewelry
  • Enjoy using a traditional Nigerian bar soap
  • Learn to play traditional African and modern songs on a kalimba thumb piano
  • Read the folktale of Emotan who cared for Benin’s children and even hid the king from usurpers as told by our Own Voices author Ekiuwa Aire
  • Color one of Benin Kingdom’s leaders from the Middle Ages

…and more!

Our high-quality hands-on history kits bring history to life for learners of all ages.  Each history box has everything you need for engaging history lessons. Our boxes can serve as a stand-alone history curriculum or pair with traditional social studies curricula.  Looking for group lessons? Check out our history-to-go kits!

Looking for more information on the Kingdom of Benin?  Our Benin Unboxed Pinterest board has additional activities, books, and learning resources.

*In stock boxes will ship in approximately three weeks. For the stock status of a particular box, please email

Additional information

Weight 33 oz
Dimensions 11.125 × 8 × 3 in

What's included?

  • A cowrie shell bracelet kit including cord and authentic West African cowrie shell beads
  • Traditional Nigerian black soap
  • A kalimba (thumb piano) with accompanying music and instructions
  • A coloring sheet featuring a scene from the Benin Kingdom
  • A full color magazine about the kingdom of Benin including art, articles, book lists, and teaching resources
  • A sticker to add to your History Unboxed timeline poster (sold separately)

Group Orders

Are you purchasing for a classroom, large family, or co-op? Please contact us for special pricing on orders of 5+

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Please note that box contents may differ in slight cosmetic ways from image.


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