|6 , 7 , 8
|English Social Studies
|Grade Level Program
|1 hour tour (plus travel) in addition to lessons taught by classroom, Art, and/or World Language teachers. These lessons are "a la carte" in the Curriculum Resource workbook and range in length from 90-120 minutes.
|Offsite Tour with curriculum provided for in-classroom instruction by teachers.
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
|Teachers may sign up at any time. Tour dates TBD
|In-School + Offsite,
|Phone , Other , Email , In-Person
The museum will mail hard copies of the curriculum resource workbook, which includes 3 units (15 lesson plans total), student worksheets, posters, and USB drives at no cost. Teachers will receive a Teacher Discovery Pass, a one-time free pass to the museum to use before their class tour. Limited free busing is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Materials vary depending on the lessons selected by teachers. The lessons are designed around common classroom materials. No materials are required for museum tour.
I can connect works of art to personal and/or cultural experiences.
I can use works of art to inspire written compositions.
Art and Writing is a middle school-level art and literacy program that connects Social Studies, English Language Arts, Fine Arts, and World Languages (Spanish, French and Classics). Participating teachers receive a Curriculum Resource workbook that features 3 units that each include: 3 Social Studies/ELA lesson plans, 1 Art lesson plan, and 1 World Language lesson plan. It is our hope that grade level teams will work together across disciplines to implement some or all of the unit(s). The rich array of writing and art-making activities are designed to inspire and strengthen student writing skills as they deepen students' understanding and appreciation for art and art history. Each of the 3 program themes is designed to complement state curricula for grades 6, 7 and 8. Participating teachers can opt to complete the full curriculum (3 units in total), one full unit, or pick and choose lessons a la carte. Unit themes are: Mythology People and their Environments American Identity The program consists of a tour at the museum led by museum docents. When booking the adjoining tour, teachers select from one of the unit themes to base the tour around. Teachers who sign up for Art & Writing 6-8 will receive a curriculum resource book that includes an a la carte selection of classroom lessons that are to be implemented by Social Studies/English, Art, and/or World Language teachers (or all!) prior to the accompanying museum visit. The curriculum was designed with Social Studies, English Language Arts, Fine Art, and World Language teachers in mind, but it may be relevant to other subject areas. It is our hope that grade level teams will work together to implement the lessons across subject matters. Curricula and posters of the artwork are provided.
Teachers may sign up for the program now and will receive printed curriculum and materials beforehand. When booking a tour, let us know which of the 3 themes you want your tour based aroud.
Reservations must be made at least three weeks in advance of desired visit. All school visits must have a confirmed appointment. Call (860) 838-4046 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book Art & Writing (Grades 6-8) today.
Free busing is provided for this program on a first-come, first-served basis. Hartford Public Schools: FREE for students and chaperones.
Teachers receive the Teacher Curriculum Resource workbook, posters, and USB of program images upon booking their tour. Please be sure to specify which theme you would like for your tour.
Chaperones accompany students in the galleries while monitoring the behavior of students and must remain with students at all times. There is no additional cost for chaperones. Chaperone guidelines are provided by the museum upon booking.