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National Galleries of Scotland: Education

In recent years, the vast majority of museums have deemed public education an imperative. The Education portion of the National Galleries of Scotland's web site provides a nice mix of activities for web site visitors, as well as for those fortunate enough to be able to get to the museum itself, in Edinburgh. Among the interactive web site features, in the "Activities" section on the left, is...
Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now

Taking its name from the type of American movie theater that houses a large number of screens in order to provide a wide variety of movies, the web site for Multiplex, an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), teaches an art history lesson in an entertaining fashion. Introductory comments from Deborah Wye, curator of the exhibition, point out that it was around 1970 that our current...
Art History Teaching Resources

Art History Teaching Resources (AHTR) is designed to be "a peer-populated platform for art history teachers." In other words, the site is authored by and for art history teachers with the express purpose of providing lesson plans, video instructions, and classroom and museum activities. Art educators are sure to find a huge range of content here; lessons plans elucidate everything from the Italian...
Philadelphia Museum of Art: Teacher Resources

These excellent teacher resources from the Philadelphia Museum of Art can provide hours of instructional guidance across a range of subjects. For instance, 100-Patch Geometric Quilts, one of the dozens of resources on the site, fulfills Common Core standards in three separate math content categories for grades two through four, while What Do Primary Sources Tell Us About Lifestyles? encourages the...
Art History Pedagogy & Practice

Art History Pedagogy & Practice is an open access peer reviewed journal published by three partnering organizations: Art History Teaching Resources (AHTR), the Office of Library Services of the City University of New York; and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. This journal, which published its first issue in 2016, features a range of essays and articles about teaching art...
The Walters Art Museum: Lesson Plans

K-12 educators may be interested in this collection of lesson plans from the Walters Art Museum of Baltimore, Maryland. These lesson plans were developed by K-12 educators who participated in a workshop hosted by the Walters Art Museum in 2007-2008. Many of these lessons center on items in the museum's extensive digitized collection. For example, in the lesson Warhol Stained Glass, students...
Language Through Art: Adult ESL Lesson Workshops

For teachers of adult English Language Learners (ELLs), the J. Paul Getty Museum offers this collection of lesson plans designed to teach English vocabulary and language skills through art. These lesson plans were originally part of a workshop series at the Getty. Instructors can browse these lesson plans by level: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Each lesson centers on an item (or a number...
de Young Museum: Curriculum Resources for Educators

The de Young Museum in San Francisco offers this collection of resources for art educators. While some of these items are designed to accompany a visit to the de Young Museum, many of these resources may be adapted and used in art and social studies classrooms across the globe. These resources are divided into three categories. In Get Smart with Art, teachers will find a collection of slideshows...
LACMA: Teacher Resources

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is home to a variety of artworks spanning several centuries and includes work from around the globe. Collections include works by Kerry James Marshall, Pablo Picasso, Betye Saar, and many others. K-12 art educators will find a variety of materials to use in the classroom on the museum's teacher resources page. These resources include a series of...
Italian Renaissance Learning Resources

Italian Renaissance Learning Resources is a free web resource for students and teachers that was created through a collaboration between the U.S. National Gallery of Art and Oxford University Press's Grove Art Online. Italian Renaissance Learning Resources is organized into eight units that each explore a different theme in Italian Renaissance art. Within each unit are essays, primary sources,...