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Mia Teacher Resources include a wide range of materials for K–12 educators and learners. Curriculum materials provide lessons and content that support Minnesota standards. Activities and scavenger hunts engage learners of all ages with Mia’s collection. You can also connect with the collection through mini-podcast audio stops about many favorite artworks.
These resources can also support learning at home. Many of the resources include high resolution images with discussion questions and/or activities that connect to a wide range of topics and encourage close looking and critical thinking.
New Online Learning Resource
Arts of Asia
When Home Won't Let You Stay
Art and Migration
Explore Mia’s 2020 special exhibition with this teacher guide. Full of content, images, and questions, the guide will facilitate questions prior to your visit and once in the galleries.
Teaching the Arts
Objects in Focus and Five Facts
Explore artworks from around the world and across time with Teaching the Arts features. Take a deep dive into individual artworks with Objects in Focus or make connections between artworks organized around a theme with Five Facts.
All Teaching the Arts resources include connections to other artworks and suggested classroom activities. Many of these activities can also be done at home!
Native Art, Native Voices: A Resource for K-12 Learners
An integration of Native voices and art into your curriculum. Native Art, Native Voices includes information about Native cultures, both past and present, and supports Minnesota state standards for visual arts and social studies/U.S. history.
Arts of Africa: A Learning Resource for K-5 Educators and Students
This learning resource provides six lessons with activities designed to integrate the diverse arts of Africa into your classroom.
STEAM Lessons for Secondary Teachers and Students
This provides a close-up look at 14 prints from Mia’s collection. This resource is designed to be relevant to visual arts, social studies, English language arts, Spanish language, and interdisciplinary lessons for students in grades 6 to 12.