Designed to be fun and engaging, the content-rich activities are based on the Museum's renowned art and science collections and engage students in learning that will enhance their academic skills.


Educator Activities

Chichang Bosal (Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva) and the Ten Kings of Hell Korea, late 19th or early 20th century Colors on cloth Gift of Dr. and Mrs. John P. Lyden, 2001  2001.75.1

In these lessons, students will observe a range of objects from the Museum’s Korean collections to gain a sense of the amazing history and diversity of Korean art.

Charles Sheeler  American Landscape, 1930

Students compare and contrast two cityscape paintings and discuss the impact of the industrial growth during the turn of the century.  

Elihu Vedder Fire Worshipper, 1885

In this lesson, students compare and contrast Tiffany Studios’ Autumn Landscape—The River of Life window with an Art Nouveau and an Aesthetic movement window from the Ballantine House, in Newark.

Jerome Myers Italian Procession, ca. 1925

Study the immigration of people to the cities of the United States at the turn of the century.  Compare thier experience with you own family history!

Jacob Lawrence The Bo Lo Game, 1937

Students study The Migration Series, they analyze Lawrence’s The Bo-Lo Game, 1937, a Harlem street scene of children playing with paddleballs, and consider how this scene relates to The Migration Series.

William James Glackens At the Beach, 1918

Students analyze Thomas Eakins’s 1873 painting of John Biglin in a Single Scull and William Glackens’s 1918 At the Beach, understand the article about the history of the eight-hour workday, and research and write about the Haymarket Riot. 


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