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Resources: Content Links, Teacher Guides, and Student Activities

Smithsonian American Art Museum Education Department

Content Links

Student and teacher resources from the Smithsonian American Art Museum use visual arts to teach concepts central to social studies and language arts curricula. Intended for grade levels 4-12, these resources contain interactive or media-rich content and align with the Common Core State Standards. Some web features, such as online exhibitions, include content created specifically for classroom use, while other features contain primary sources such as artist interviews.

Our resources are ideal for teachers who want to integrate artworks into core disciplines.

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Teacher Guides

We have digitized dozens of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's free educational materials for your use. Teacher guides are listed with corresponding standards and grade levels for your convenience. Student worksheets and other printable resources are also available. Be sure to check back periodically, as more resources will be added.

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Student Activities

These features invite student participation, with online interactives or by submitting content for inclusion on the Smithsonian American Art Museum website.

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