International Museum of Photography and Film. Units were developed alongside educators in history, language arts, and visual arts and employ photographs and other visual media, objects, and inquiry-based teaching methods.
"houses three museums in the historic Grace Hotel -- The Art Museum, The History Museum and The Children"s Museum." Their distance education program consists of a variety of content including "Journey to the Past" where students journey back in time to the 1900’s to 1950’s. The "Appreciating Art."
program is an introduction to the art museum experience that provides young students the opportunity to learn about different types of art styles.
Program focuses on "Frank Lloyd Wright’s unique design for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. An educator guides students on an interactive tour of the museum’s landmark architecture focusing on how Wright’s concepts of form follows function and organic architecture have been integrated into the building’s plan."
More than 110,000 works of art, six buildings covering 636,000 square feet are used to show art from ancient times to the present. Programs focus on an aspect of the permanent collection or a special exhibition at the Museum.
"Born Sarah Breedlove on December 23, 1867 on a Delta, Louisiana plantation, this daughter of former slaves transformed herself from an uneducated farm laborer and laundress into of the twentieth century"s most successful, self-made women entrepreneur." Students are engaged in this very dramatic storytelling event focusing on the life and times of Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth. Great songs of Billie Holliday are interwoven into this historical presentation. Contact: Bruce Williams 317-236-2099
On a Victorian estate built in 1879. through videoconferencing, students get an introduction to the Victorian lifestyle. Using different artifacts from various collections, museum educators’ point out the differences and similarities between life today and yesteryear. Join the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts in a virtual adventure soon.
Founded in 1980, "provides a proven, multi sensory approach to teaching the basic language skills of reading, writing, and spelling to all students, including those with language-learning differences, especially dyslexia." Live video-conferencing makes professional development available to educators at off-site locations.
"Distance learning programs that feature Language Arts and Social Studies taught through art and cultural objects.
Through guided discussion of selected works of American art from the 19th and 20th centuries, students explore US history through the eyes of artists who painted and sculpted their impressions long ago."
"The ‘THING That Changed the World’ is a live, interactive program that explores how electrification of the home changed family life, and stimulated the industrial revolution and rise in consumerism during the early 1900s. In a lively Q&A format with a Museum educator, students discover the science and evolution of a simple, household electrical appliance by exploring Museum objects and primary source documents such as factory photographs and advertisements."
Contact the Education Department 518-382-7890 ext. 224
"Students around the world are able to gain insights into the playing conditions of the Elizabethan playhouse and how they affect our understanding of Shakespeare’s plays through online conferences with actors, directors, designers and other theatre professionals."
Visit the Smithsonian American Art Museum by videoconference free of charge, for students from kindergarten through college. Museum docents lead the study of U.S. history and culture using or extensive holdings of American art. Content corresponds to national education standards, and tours can be tailored to match a teacher"s specific objectives.
"The Museum also offers supplemental education services in the form of videoconferencing. The videoconferencing package includes four one-hour interactive, art history-enriched presentations followed by a hands-on classroom project. The programs allow curators, artists, and educators to meet with students to explor art, history, aesthetics and culture through the Museum of Art"s collections and exhibitions."