Teacher Professional Learning: Art Power - Teaching History with the Art of Mesopotamian Kings


Friday, January 19, 2018, 9:00am to 2:30pm


Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Avenue

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Teacher Professional Learning with Dr. Annie Storr 

For 6th–11th grade social studies teachers

Spend a day in ancient Assyria as you practice exercises designed to help students build their historical and aesthetic understanding through personal reflection about ancient sculpture. You will see the way the propaganda and world view of Mesopotamian kings is reflected in royal art and become more capable of employing museum exhibits with your students Using these activities on future field trips will help your students become more comfortable and engaged in museum settings. Experience an overview presentation about Assyria to provide context and social studies content. Visit the museum’s collection study room with Curator Adam Aja to compare replicas to original artifacts and discuss why reproducing this history matters. Leave having practiced and discussed the exercises with teacher peers so you feel comfortable using them in any history or art museum setting. Support materials and links to the original artworks are included. 

Advance registration required

Call 617-495-2916 with questions

Teachers who complete the workshop may bring up to 2 classes free of charge to the Harvard Semitic Museum from January 2018-January 2019. Reservation required. 


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