Work with other teachers and MFA educators to explore ways of enlivening the classroom using Museum objects as teaching tools. Prepare for your upcoming school group visit to the MFA. Our complimentary workshops typically feature a slide presentation by a curator or guest speaker, followed by time in the galleries with Gallery Instructors. All are designed to address Curriculum Framework requirements.
May 8, 2013, 4-7 pm
The extraordinary artistry of the armor and weaponry used by samurai - the military elite led by the shoguns, or warlords, of Japan from the 12th through 19th centuries - will be highlighted this spring in an exhibition of Samurai Armor from the Collection of Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller. The exhibition will also examine the culture and history of these famed warriors. Discover more about this fascinating exhibition, and how you can incorporate it into your World History or Japanese language classes.
(Link to Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks: Arts Connections Strand Standards 6–10; HSS: World History I and II; Foreign Languages Cultures Strand)
Professional Teacher Membership Discount
Pre-K through grade 12 teachers can receive a $30 discount on membership and enjoy all the benefits of membership. Proof of active teaching status is required to receive discount; visit any MFA ticket desk and present your school ID, letter from the principal or head on school letterhead, or current MTA card. Please note: discount is available in person only; mailed requests will not be honored.
Professional Development Points (PDPs)
Awarded through attendance at three workshops, plus submission (by the end of the school year) of a one-page summary of your follow-up work AND either a Museum visit with your students OR submission of a lesson plan.
Teacher Professional Development Programs are funded in part by a grant from The Lowell Institute and The Rabb/Goldberg/Cahners Fund for Teacher Resources.
Online registration is required, at least 24 hours before the workshop date.
There is a non-refundable processing fee of $2.50 per teacher per workshop.
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