K-12 Resources

A variety of online resources support lesson planning for classroom teachers and provide valuable pre-visit experiences for students. Guided tours for school visits feature shared-inquiry discussions and other experiential learning activities. See all the Palmer Museum of Art’s resources for K–12 students below.

Lesson Planning Resources

Museum educators and experienced teachers share “tried and true” lesson plans, images, and discussion guides featuring works from the Palmer’s collection or special exhibitions in these online resources.   

Global Asias Educator Resource Packet

Global Asias Educator Resource Packet

This resource packet introduces K-12 educators to online resources and lesson plans that explore artists, concepts, and themes featured in Global Asias.

See below for a downloadable PDF of the Global Asias Educator Resource Packet.

Link to the Educator Resource Packet
Global Asias Historical Cartoons Lesson

Tools for Teacher: The Historical Cartoons Lesson

This lesson focuses on artist Roger Shimomura and his use of cartoon imagery to depict history. Students use historical images to inspire their own piece of cartoon art.

Click here for the Historical Cartoons Lesson

Global Asias Drawing with Thread Lesson

Tools for Teachers: Picturing Place - Drawing with Thread Lesson

This lesson is based on the art of Do Ho Suh and his use of thread as a drawing material. In this lesson, students will draw connections among memories, feelings, and place.

Click here for the Drawing with Thread lesson
Tools for Teachers Protest Song Project

Tools for Teachers: Protest Song Packet

Secondary educator Madeilynann Mitchell shares a visual art lesson inspired by music, and Palmer Mueum educators identify works from the Palmer’s collection to support this and other ekphrastic exercises. 

Click here for the Protest Song Project

Online Resources

These online resources provide video-guided exploration of selected artists, artwork, art concepts, and broader cultural themes through exploration of the Palmer Museum’s collection. Include entire tours or selections from them in teaching plans, whether for class or individual exploration.

Online Resources
Global Asias Virtual Tour

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Children at a Family Day event