The Nasher Museum and Durham Public Schools teachers recently collaborated to produce a number of K-2 lessons and downloadable resources that integrate visual arts into the language arts curriculum. These resources, which address Common Core standards and engage 21st Century Skills, are available online for free, thanks in part to a grant by the National Endowment for the Arts. Visit wordsandpictures.nasher.duke.edu.
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K-4 Summer Workshop: The Art of Nature and the Nature of Art
1 Day: Wednesday, June 25, 9 AM – 4 PM, $20
2 Day: Thursday, June 26 and Friday, June 27, 9 AM – 4 PM, $35
Join education staff from the Sarah P. Duke Gardens and the Nasher Museum of Art as we explore the many connections between visual art and natural science. Spend time in Duke Gardens and the Nasher’s galleries, try many hands-on activities, and receive a binder filled with lessons directly connected to North Carolina curriculum. Choose from the one-day workshop, or the extended two-day version. Register online.
The Education Department develops a number of materials for teachers to use with their students including background information about exhibitions, pre-visit and post-visit activities, images and lists of selected resources. Teachers who attend teacher programs or schedule a guided or self-guided tour receive folders with these materials. These materials are also available upon request. You can request materials by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (919) 684-1169.