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The World to Come: Social Studies, Language, Visual Arts
Thursday, October 11, 4 – 6 pm
This workshop is designed for secondary Social Studies, Language and Visual Arts teachers to engage in discussions about how artists are responding to an era of radical and irrevocable ecological change by re-visioning the relationship of humans to the natural world. Kerry Oliver-Smith, Curator of Contemporary Art will provide an in-depth look at The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene, then museum educators will lead gallery discussions and review resources and lesson plans designed for the classroom. Free with limited seating. ACPS teachers will earn 3 in-service points for participation - register for course #22255, section #27200 in ACIIS. Non-ACPS teachers can register via email to email@example.com.
For K-12 Art Teachers
Wednesday, October 17, 2 - 4:30 pm
This workshop will investigate art as a catalyst for change. Join museum curators and educators for an in-depth look at The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene and a preview of Divergent Convergence. Strategies for class discussions and formal analysis will accompany gallery and classroom lesson plans. Free with limited seating. ACPS teachers will earn 3 in-service points for participation - register for course #20989, section #27201 in ACIIS. Non-ACPS teachers can register via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, October 4, 3 - 5 pm
Offered in collaboration with Florida Museum of Natural History
All pre-K through 12th grade educators are invited to the Harn Museum of Art and Florida Museum of Natural History to learn about educational resources and learning experiences available to teachers and students throughout North Central Florida. Partnering organizations will provide information about field trips, tours, workshops, classroom activities and more. ACPS teachers can earn three in-service points by registering at alachua.truenorthlogic.com or at either museum on the day of the event. No registration required. Free parking after 3:30 pm.
Downloadable images, information and lesson guides for K-12 teachers are available for a number of objects in the Harn’s collection. These are located on the right of this page. Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Visual Arts connections are made through a variety of art and themes, including Florida History, American History, World Cultures, Environmental Activism and more.
Online resources include:
The Bishop Study Center has a number of resources available for educators to check-out, including textbooks, children’s picture books, education and visual arts theory books, classroom manipulatives, videos and games. For more information about this program, visit our Bishop Study Center page. This borrowing program also offers classic Harn resource notebooks that investigate a number of works through a common theme, including:
Teachers interested in using Harn resources in the classroom may enhance the experience by scheduling an interactive class presentation by a museum educator. Contact Paige Willis at email@example.com or 352.294.7062 to discuss this opportunity and begin the scheduling process.
Illustrated lists of works on view are available for each of our exhibitions. Visit our exhibition pages to download specific checklists. These may assist teachers in planning and customizing field trips. Additional lists of works on view, grouped by theme or subject are available upon request. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.