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educator resources

Scavenger Hunts

Our materials prepare parents and teachers, to make trips to AVAM more fun and informative for children and students. You can download PDFs below to print as handouts, and for use in the classroom.

The Secret Life of Earth

scavenger hunt PDFs
Visionary Activities

These lesson plans for various grades connect issues and concepts in our current exhibitions to your classroom.

The Secret Life of Earth

Explore how Earth has inspired art + activism, human invention, and upcycling. Lessons range from Grades 3-12.

Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family

Art and Remembrance, the lenders of the show's artworks about the Holocaust, offer lessons on social justice, art, language arts, and more.

Photo of Sam "The Dot Man" McMillan by Kelly Ludwig

The Dot Man: K-2 

Get to know artist Sam "The Dot Man." Let's make houses out of paper, combine them into a "neighborhood," and explore why we make art.

Robert Provine photo by Tim Ford

Sleep Timeline: Grades 2-3

Students will draw a timeline of their bedtime ritual and explore: Why is sleep important? What's a ritual? 

Madonna delle Lacrime (detail) by Adrian Kellard

Safe Haven: Grades 9-12 

For Artist Adrian Kellard, his bedroom was his safe haven. Let's create works that explore the concept of a safe haven.

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“Art is amazing! There are no mistakes in art.”

 

—student, jeffers hill elementary, howard county public school
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Video workshops

Instructional ideas in these video workshops provide ways to interactively connect the museum collection to the curricula of science, history, and more.

American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM)

800 Key Highway

Baltimore, MD 21230

410.244.1900

info@avam.org

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