K-12 Teacher Resources and Events

At the Ackland, we design resources and professional development sessions that help K-12 teachers at all grade levels and in all subject areas integrate art into their teaching.

Look, Write, and Draw!

a mother and daughter sit at a table drawing with books and wooden models in front of them - a great art activity to do at home during the coronavirus quarantine!

These close looking, writing, and drawing activities will help your student or child learn to observe, interpret, and reflect upon what they see. Each activity can be modified per age or grade level and can be done individually or with a classmate or family member.

Download the Packet

Five Faiths Project

Using works of art from the Ackland Art Museum as primary sources, the Five Faiths Project explores the beliefs and practices of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. Designed for middle- and high-school students.

Visit the Five Faiths Page

Sculpture of Dancing Ganesha

Teacher Events

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Teacher Workshops

Teacher workshops in the Ackland galleries connect teachers with art and new instructional approaches. Each year we offer workshops on different topics related to the Museum’s collection and exhibitions. Teachers who participate in our workshops can earn Continuing Education Units and access valuable resources on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. We post information about upcoming teacher workshops here and on our calendar.

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Teacher In-Service Sessions

Ackland educators can lead an art-based professional development experience that takes place in your school or district. We can customize the session to suit different grade levels, subject areas, learning goals, and group sizes.

Contact us to discuss an in-service session for your school.