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.
The Science Without Borders Challengeengages students around the world in promoting the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources. The challenge is sponsored by the Khaled bin Sultan Living OceansFoundation to get students and teachers interested in ocean conservation through various forms of art.
Teachers in grades 6–12 are invited to attend one of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s weeklong institutes in the nation’s capital. Participants will join other educators from across the country in exploring the connections among American art and social studies, history, and English/language arts.
In 1968 three astronauts embarked on the Apollo 8 mission and witnessed Earth as it had never been seen before. The firstcolor photograph taken beyond Earth’s orbit was later titled Earthrise. An award-winning film from Global Oneness Project documents the story of this photograph. How does the Earthrise photograph provide a context for what it means to be a global citizen?