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Educator-Led Lessons for K–12 students

Educator-Led Lessons for K–12 school groups are taught by professional museum educators in our galleries throughout the school year. Learn more about available themes for Educator-Led Lessons for grades K–12.

What we teach:

We start with the art. The Brooklyn Museum is known for its many collections of various types of art. Our lessons feature artwork connected by themes that span time, geography, and cultures.

We help students build skills and connect with standards. Lessons support Common Core Learning Standards; New York City Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts (Visual Art); and New York State Learning Standards for the Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science.

The way we teach:

We believe less is more. Lessons focus on two to three objects to develop observation skills and critical thinking.

We recognize that people learn differently. We engage students through a range of learning strategies, including open-ended and guided questions, conversation, storytelling, drawing, writing, sensory learning, and movement.

We appreciate the senses. Touch, smell, and sound can play a role in your Educator-Led Lesson. To incorporate objects your students can handle, such as African masks, South American textiles, scented papers, artists’ materials, and historical reproductions, please specify your interest on your reservation form.

Other helpful information:

We need to know you’re coming. All school groups must make advance reservations. Learn more and book your visit.

We are accessible. Wheelchairs and stools are available at the coat check. American Sign Language interpretation, assistive-listening devices, touchable objects, and raised-line drawings are available to school groups free of charge with advance notice.

We have what you need. We will provide students with all necessary materials for use during guided lessons.

Questions? Email us.