Ancient Mosaics and Early Math (grades K-2, 30-min program): Students explore K-2 math standards in geometry while practicing observation, collaboration, and creative thinking. Using the North Carolina Museum of Art's Roman Mosaic, students identify shapes, patterns, and questions they have about its function and history. Students learn about the mosaic from museum experts and create their own collaborative mosaic during the live videoconference.
COMING JANUARY 2019 Art Scientists (grades 3-5, 30-min program):Students practice scientific inquiry while engaging with works of art in the collection of the North Carolina Museum of Art. Students ask questions, make careful observations, use good listening skills, record data, and make inferences based on visual evidence. If you are interested in reviewing plans and beta-testing this program, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gaining STEAM from Ancient Egyptian Artifacts (grades 6-8, 45-min program):Through the North Carolina Museum of Art’s collection of Ancient Egyptian artifacts, students explore the big question: Why do humans make? Students investigate two ancient amulets using visual analysis and 3-D printing technology. Students learn about the first man-made material—faience—and consider how materials and technology affect culture and artistic expression. Students plan original works of art in response to lesson themes while reflecting upon their own identities.
Perspectives: Understanding African-American Experiences through Art (grades 9-12, 45-min program):Through the North Carolina Museum of Art’s collection of American art, students explore the big question: How do artists represent African-American history and experiences? Students investigate two paintings depicting differing narratives of enslaved Africans in the pre-Civil War era. Students use visual analysis and work collaboratively to make meaning from the paintings, examining a work of poetry in tandem to deepen their exploration. Students learn about the paintings from museum experts and respond to the works of art by creating and sharing original, collaborative works of poetry during the live videoconference.
North Carolina schools receive $25 off the prices listed above. North Carolina public schools whose percentage of low-income students has been determined by the state Department of Public Instruction as 60% or higher qualify for a scholarship to cover the cost of the program. Please indicate below if you are eligible and interested in a scholarship.