For Teachers

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If you would like to learn about Teacher programs through the Nasher’s Educators listserv, please send an email message to sympa@duke.edu and include “Subscribe Nasher-Teachers” (without the quotes) in the subject or body of your e-mail. To be added to our snail mail list send your name and address to nashered@duke.edu.  

Workshops

Teacher Workshop: The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence

Tuesday, September 12, 4-7 PM

Join Molly Boarati, Assistant Curator, for an introductory overview of the exhibition The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence. Discover exciting ways this exhibition can be utilized in your classroom and what to expect when you bring your students on tours. Meet and mingle with colleagues while you create art inspired by the exhibition and enjoy free food and drink, including beer and wine, in the Nasher Great Hall. Don’t miss our door prizes! Participating teachers will receive .3 continuing education credits. The program is free, but space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Register online!

Explore Words & Pictures

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 nasher.duke.edu/wordsandpictures/.

Teacher Resources

K-12 Classroom Activities
Use these classroom activities with your students before or after a guided tour at the museum. These activities and lesson plans were developed with local educators who served on our Teacher Advisory Council.

Can’t make it on a tour? Many of these lessons could also be utilized as stand-alone activities utilizing projected images. Most images can be found in our collection online by searching for the artist and title or by general online searching for the artist and title or email nashered@duke.edu and we will send you a file of images.

Download a PDF of the lesson plans:

Collage – Romare Bearden & Collage Making (K-2)

Collage – Romare Bearden & Collage Making (3-5)

Collage – Romare Bearden & Collage Making (6-8)

Geography – Exploring the South through Photographs (K-2)

Geography – Exploring the South through Photographs (3-5)

Nature Watercolors, Walter Anderson (K-5)

Storytelling with Art (K-5)

The Art of Communication (6-12)

Identity and Place (K-5)

Opinion Writing (9-12)