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K–3 Collection Tours

These lessons are intended for younger students. Museum tours are designed as interactive lessons that encourage students to examine objects and ideas through a variety of activities, including discussions, worksheets, and small group work. Expect to visit approximately three to five galleries during your tour.

Correlations between Museum lessons and Academic Standards:
Pennsylvania State Standards | NJ State Standards | Common Core State Standards

  • Learning to Look

    How can young students learn to see more when they look at art? This lesson leads students through finding, measuring, pretending, and describing activities geared to make them better observers of both art in the Museum and the world around them.
  • World of Art

    Take a trip around the world with art as your guide. Students explore the art of several cultures as they journey through the Museum's period rooms and galleries. Tell us the country you are studying, and we will make sure to visit a related gallery.
  • People, Places, and Things

    What kinds of feelings can artists express when they paint ordinary people, places, and things? Students study several portraits, landscapes, and still-life paintings, and think about the style and mood each artist creates.
  • Stories in Art (grades 1–3)

    Sometimes when art speaks, you want to talk back. Students join the conversation and discover the wealth of stories art can tell as they explore paintings, decorative arts, and sculpture through a variety of structured looking, writing, and role-playing activities.
  • Artists and Nature

    How have artists been inspired by nature? During this lesson students look at works of art from around the world and discover how artists have explored, described, and even included the natural world in their art. Students have a chance to respond to nature themsevles through writing and drawing activities.

Increase the impact of your Museum trip by having a pre- or post-visit distance learning lesson! Distance-learning lesson booked in conjunction with a field trip to the Museum are half price ($50). For details and lesson topics, please visit Distance Learning.

For more information, please contact Education: School & Teacher Programs by phone at 215-684-7580, by fax at 215-236-4063, or by e-mail at .

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