middle school

Look and Discover (General Introductory Tour)

Explore the museum’s galleries through this general introductory tour encompassing artwork across various styles and cultures. Put yourself into the scene and discuss and describe what you see to develop your own interpretations.

Standards:

  • All grades: Visual Arts: Perceiving/Knowing; Responding/Reflecting
  • All grades: English Language Arts: Speaking and Listening

 

Art-Making and Technology

How was this produced? Learn about the materials and processes used to create the works of art you encounter. Explore how developments in technology have affected ways art is made.

Standards:

  • All grades: Visual Arts: Perceiving/Knowing; Responding/Reflecting
  • Grades 4–8: Social Studies: History: Historical Thinking and Skills
  • High School: Social Studies: American History
  • High School: Social Studies: Modern World History
  • High School: Social Studies: Contemporary World Issues
  • All grades: English Language Arts: Speaking and Listening

 

Foreign Language Tours

Take a tour of the museum’s galleries in French or Spanish.

Standards:

  • All grades: Visual Arts: Perceiving/Knowing; Responding/Reflecting
  • All grades: World Language: Communication; Cultures

 

Places, Spaces, and Community

Explore architecture, specific regions, or imaginary settings, as well as the artist’s motivation for choosing these settings to enhance stories, create mood, and identify locales throughout history.

Standards:

  • All grades: Visual Arts: Perceiving/Knowing; Responding/Reflecting
  • Grades 4–8: Social Studies: Geography: Places and Regions
  • High School: Social Studies: World Geography
  • All grades: English Language Arts: Speaking and Listening

 

The Modern World: 19th Century to Today

Consider artists’ choices in response to transformations in 19th- and 20th-century life. Explore how technology and societal change can effect expression.

Standards:

  • All grades: Visual Arts: Perceiving/Knowing; Responding/Reflecting
  • Grades 4–8: Social Studies: History: Historical Thinking and Skills
  • High School: Social Studies: American History
  • High School: Social Studies: Modern World History
  • High School: Social Studies: Contemporary World Issues
  • All grades: English Language Arts: Speaking and Listening

 

African Art and History

Use objects as primary sources to reveal sacred practices as well as daily customs.

Standards:

  • All grades: Visual Arts: Perceiving/Knowing; Responding/Reflecting
  • Grades 4–8: Social Studies: History: Historical Thinking and Skills
  • High School: Social Studies: Modern World History
  • All grades: English Language Arts: Speaking and Listening

 

Medieval and Renaissance Worlds

Use primary sources in the galleries to learn about life, warfare, and worship in the Middle Ages and beyond.

Standards:

  • All grades: Visual Arts: Perceiving/Knowing; Responding/Reflecting
  • Grades 4–8: Social Studies: History: Historical Thinking and Skills; Feudalism and Transitions
  • All grades: English Language Arts: Speaking and Listening

 

American Art and History

Discover paintings, sculpture, furniture, and decorative arts to learn about daily life and the emergence of our nation from the colonial period to today. Themes ranging from the Revolutionary War to Cleveland and the surrounding region can be included. Let us know your curricular needs, such as immigration or industrialization, when registering for this tour.

Standards:

  • All grades: Visual Arts: Perceiving/Knowing; Responding/Reflecting
  • Grades 4–8: Social Studies: History: Historical Thinking and Skills; Heritage; Colonization to Independence; A New Nation; Expansion; Civil War and Reconstruction
  • High School: Social Studies: American History; American Government
  • All grades: English Language Arts: Speaking and Listening

 

Ancient Cultures from Around the World

Uncover ancient civilizations through primary sources that help us understand daily life, ritual, literature, and the emergence of writing.

Standards:

  • All grades: Visual Arts: Perceiving/Knowing; Responding/Reflecting
  • Grades 4–8: Social Studies: History: Historical Thinking and Skills; Early Civilizations
  • All grades: English Language Arts: Speaking and Listening

 

Narrative and Myth in Art

Explore the point of view of one of the characters, follow the sequence of events, make predictions, and focus on setting to reveal the narrative in these works of art. Themes including mythology, religious texts, and fables can be highlighted in this tour.

Standards:

  • All grades: Visual Arts: Perceiving/Knowing; Responding/Reflecting
  • All grades: English Language Arts: Speaking and Listening

 

Cultural Focus: France, Spain, or Italy

Explore art, artists, and places, focusing on a specific culture.

Standards:

  • All grades: Visual Arts: Perceiving/Knowing; Responding/Reflecting
  • Grades 4–8: Social Studies: History: Historical Thinking and Skills
  • All grades: English Language Arts: Speaking and Listening
  • All grades: World Language: Cultures

 

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