Teacher Resources and Programs

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For K-12 teachers, we provide services, materials, and advice to help you discover the best ways to support your teaching with art.

Go to Teacher Programs

TEACHER Resource Materials

Engage with the Ackland Art Museum’s collection and exhibitions and connect with additional University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill teacher resources.

Pre/Post Visit Materials for Ackland Exhibition Tours
She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographs from Iran and the Arab World Pre/Post Visit materials

Pre/Post Visit Materials for Ackland Standard Tours
Arts of Asia and Africa Pre/Post Visit materials
Arts of Europe Pre/Post Visit materials
Joy of Looking Pre/Post Visit materials
Stories in Art Pre/Post Visit materials
World Cultures Pre/Post Visit materials

Additional Resources:

  • The Five Faiths Project, Ackland Art Museum
    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.
  • Kress Fellowships for Applied Research
    In 2011, with generous support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Ackland began a series of projects that engage graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill in interpreting works of art in our collection. In each of the project years, teams of graduate students focus on works of art selected from the Museum’s collection of European art from Classical antiquity through the mid-nineteenth century.
  • Carolina K-12 (formerly the NC Civic Education Consortium)
    Carolina K-12, a program of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Program in the Humanities & Human Values, works with schools, governments, and community organizations to prepare North Carolina’s young people to be active, responsible citizens. The program offers quality professional development programs and innovative lesson plans.

TEACHER Programs

Teacher Workshops

Each year we organize teacher workshops that connect our collection with the North Carolina Standard Curriculum. Often, teachers can arrange to receive Continuing Education Units for participating in one of our workshops. Many of our workshops provide opportunities to learn about other valuable resources on the University’s campus. Contact Jenny Marvel, Head of School and Community Programs, for more information: jenny.marvel@unc.edu or 919.962.4179.


Teacher In-services

Engage with education staff in a practical professional development opportunity available to schools and school districts. For more information, contact Jenny Marvel, Head of School and Community Programs, for more information: jenny.marvel@unc.edu or 919.962.4179.