The Cincinnati Art Museum provides teachers with free access to an invaluable collection of over one hundred cross-curricular teacher guides and lesson plans that tie objects from the Art Museum’s permanent collections to national and Ohio curriculum standards.
The Art Museum also offers teachers access to ArtSource: the Beverly Petrie Memorial Teacher Resource Center, where educators can access educational tools from books and reproductions to curriculum kits, audio-visual materials, and more. Visit the ArtSource page for more information.
If you are interested in lesson plans or teacher guides, please call (513) 639.2974 or email [email protected].
Teacher Guides + Lesson Plans
Lesson Plans are designed to connect art object-based learning to the curriculum and are available for several works from the Art Museum's permanent collection.
Teacher Guides provide detailed information on a particular artist and/or work from the Art Museum's permanent collection. While giving background information, these guides also provide curricular connections, critical thinking questions and resources for further study.
Class Experiences are detailed, art-based activities on works from the Art Museum's permanent collection. These lessons provide teachers with information on a work of art and step by step directions on how to integrate art-looking and art-making in the classroom. While created for programs with specific audiences in mind, these lessons can all be adapted to fit your specific grade level or classroom scenario. We encourage creative interpretation.
Discovering the Story utilizes works of art from the Cincinnati Art Museum's collection in conjunction with historical facts and data compiled by various community partners, such as Hamilton County Public Libraries as well as the Greater Cincinnati Television Educational Foundation (CET). The story of Cincinnati is told in all its glory highlighting the Underground Railroad and Cincinnati's Golden Age, 1850-1900.
Through a Child's Eyes brings art, community and young eyes creatively together. Through seven sequential units, students ranging from Pre-school through Third grade explore community while building skills in math, science, language arts, social studies, art and music. Complimented by a Focus Book and Focus Artwork, each unit engages and enlightens your students.
Vertices: Geometry Meets Art brings math and art together in CET’s fresh look at K-2 geometry concepts using artwork from the Cincinnati Art Museum’s collection.