These free, curriculum-aligned videos are designed for use in a variety of learning settings and will be broken into short segments to use as you would like. All we ask is that you provide some basic information about yourself and your classroom so we can continue to offer important virtual opportunities like this one. After completing a short form, a link to the materials will be sent to your e-mail address automatically!
The Rockwell Museum, Elmira City School District and Bath Central School District have partnered for several years with teaching artist Aleta Wynn Yarrow to offer arts programs related to Grade 1 New York State curriculum.
Students explore the overall theme of “The Great Circle” which focuses on nature—the seasons, sun, moon, plants, animals and human relationships with natural cycles. Now, enjoy this program virtually! Students will love the engaging episodes featuring Miss Aleta and her woodland puppet friends. Each episode is accompanied by art project instructions for the home or in the classroom, plus games, slideshows and more. This program contains:
How Native Americans lived long ago is very different than today. In this tour, Kindergarteners will explore elements of culture of the Eastern and Great Plains Native Americans, using The Rockwell Collection as a jumping-off point. Learn about how different tribes hunted, using the animals in their habitat for food, clothing, blankets, jewelry, tools and many other items used in daily life. Today, many Native Americans continue to hunt and carry on these traditions. Students will learn to “read” the story of works of art, by looking carefully at Hunter’s Bounty by Tammy Garcia and The Buffalo Hunt by William Robinson Leigh to spark conversation and learning. In this tour you’ll find:
This tour is designed for Grades 9-12 in New York State up to college levels, but all educators and youth are invited to use these resources! This module explores contemporary works of art by artists Virgil Ortiz and Kara Walker, both featured in the Museum’s collection. Explore artwork in-depth with Rockwell educators connected to themes of the environment, appropriation and social justice, and examine how American artists express their ideas in a variety of media. In this tour you’ll find:
This tour is designed for Grade 4 in New York State, but all educators and youth are invited to use these resources! In this tour you’ll find:
In this tour you’ll find:
Contact Ann Recotta, Education and Volunteer Programs Coordinator
The Rockwell Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with support from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Generous support for this project is provided by Art Bridges, Art Deals Association of America Foundation, Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc., and the Hilliard Foundation.
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