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:
- What if I am Part of Something? – Every objects have many stories. Stories can be about how or why something was made, what the artist was thinking, and how we relate to it. We exchange stories to find and share meaning. Stories have power. Use this guide to learn stories about art and your role in those stories.
- Living in Diverse Worlds – Examine the concept of community through the Harn’s Living in Diverse Worlds tour then define individual understanding through art making and self-reflective writing.
- Engaging with Aftermath – Explore the Harn’s original exhibition Aftermath: The Fallout of War and introduce students to global current events through images, poetry, fiction, non-fiction and art lessons.
- Symbolism & Ceremony in African Masquerades – Investigate a variety of masquerade traditions and gain an understanding of the vital connection between visual art and cultural expression.
- Art & Science of Nature Journals – Build observation skills and find connections between art and science instruction through nature journals and scientific illustration.
- Writing through the Museum – Discover easy ways to extend your classroom to a museum visit, and find ready-to-print prompts for art-inspired writing.
- Monet and American Impressionism – bring beautiful Impressionist images into the classroom and investigate the connections among scientific discovery, technological advances and artistic developments.
- Chinese Jades of the Qing Dynasty – explore symbolism in art, language and literature as you explore the miniature worlds depicted in Chinese jade carvings.
- Johan Theodor deBry from “A Brief Narration of Europeans in Florida” – complement studies of European exploration of the New World with these historic images, and inspire students to practice illustrating stories.
- Frank Hamilton Taylor, A Trip on the Ocklawaha – discover the 19th-century rising popularity of Florida’s natural areas, and introduce the connections between scientific observation and drawing.
- Dancing Ganesh – enjoy a closer look at this popular figure in Indian culture.
Planning a School Visit
Find detailed information about planning a field trip to the Harn on our Tours page.
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, Community Engagement and Museum Interpretation Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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 email@example.com with requests for specific checklists.