The Phillips Collection’s education team collaborated with K–12 teachers and researchers to develop Prism.K12, an innovative teaching tool for K–12 teachers—of any subject—to create rich arts-integrated curricula. Prism.K12 helps teachers enhance current lessons or build new ones from scratch. Teachers can create arts-integrated lesson ideas with the Shake Up K12 game. First they choose one of the curated, online sets of artwork from The Phillips Collection: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series, Late 19th-Century Impressionist and Modern Art, or Paul Klee’s Shapes and Symbols. Next they roll virtual dice (or shake if they’re using a handheld device) to see which Prism.K12 artwork, strategy, and subject area they land on, and then they dream up a lesson plan for their students. They can also check out lesson ideas from the Prism.K12 educator community and share their own lessons on social media.
Service on Celluloidis a captivating podcast of The NationalWW II Museum that takes a deep look at depictions of World War II on film over the last 70-plus years. In-house experts at the museum, along with special guests, hold lively debates on the historical merits of treasured classics and smaller films alike.
The Olympics Protest is a new assessment from the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) that gauges whether students can identify the historical event depicted in an iconic photograph and evaluate its historical significance. Successful students will draw on their knowledge of the past to identify American track athletes John Carlos and Tommie Smith raising their fists to protest racial injustice while on the medal stand at the 1968 Olympics and then explain how the event was historically significant.
Eric Carle, Picture Writer: The Art of the Picture Book is a 32-minute portrait of Eric Carle, creator of more than 70 books for children, including the bestselling classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar. In this documentary, Carle methodically layers a tissue paper collage of the caterpillar, pours over thumbnail sketches, and ruminates on drafts of his books.