This cross-curricular lesson will encourage students to use their 5 senses to explore and learn more about social studies artifacts. Students can then use technology to document their learning and share with their teacher and other students. This lesson includes a lesson plan , an assessment checklist, example pictures an organizer to organize and record and student thinking. This lesson can be used for social studies as well as writing and oral communication. ** Note - the lesson plan is written for grade 3 but other artifacts can be used to apply to other grade levels. The organizer and assessment checklist will apply for a variety of grades.