Linking Local Resources with World History
Topics addressed in the education units will include the following:
- The Role of Museums within Society
- The Enduring Influence of Classical Cultures
- Arts and Issues in Northern European Culture
- The Renaissance
- Impressionism: Art and Change in 19th Century Europe
Each educational unit will include the following:
- High quality color reproductions of the artwork and any other relevant images
- Lesson plans for high school-aged students
- Pedagogy suggestions for university-level humanities instructors
- Additional pedagogical information including:
- A historical description of the art objects, their makers and eras
- An analysis of the artworks' relationship to the unit's stated humanities theme that touches on multiple disciplines in addition to art history, such as history, scientific developments, literary movements, philosophy, etc.
- Contact information for arranging teacher and/or docent-led class tours at the Morris
These educational units will be shared with humanities and history instructors at Augusta State University and with instructors at regional high schools and any interested parties.
Additionally, (a) a new museum tour will be created that will be used for area students and the public, (b) a self-guided museum tour will be published in pamphlet form, and (c) several lectures (for the general public and for training teacher audiences) will present the project results and show how to integrate them into curriculum materials.
Lecture topics scheduled will include the following, among others:
- Introduction and training sessions for high school teachers
- The Enduring Influence of Classical Cultures by Prof. Karen Klacsmann.
- Arts and Issues in Northern European Culture by Dr. Robert Bledsoe.
- Impressionism: Art and Change in the 19th Century by Dr. Hubert van Tuyll.
The educational units will be ready for use in the autumn of 2012. For more information or to be put on the project's e-mailing list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org