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Teacher Resource Center


 

 

Bring the wonderful world of art to your classroom and inspire your creativity as well as students imaginations! The Teacher Resource Center is currently offering the following in-class presentations.

 

 

In-class presentations:

During these hands-on presentations students will examine and discuss objects in the education collection. If you are interested in scheduling a presentation, please call 801.585.5168 to make an appointment. Current presentations include:

  • Native Peoples of North & South America: During this presentation students will discuss ancestry and the importance many families place on cultural heritage. This presentation emphasizes the diversity of Indian cultures in the Americas and introduces students to the following cultures/communities: Inuit, Chippewa Tribe, Sioux Tribe, Paiute Tribe, Tewa Tribe, Hopi Tribe, Nahua, Huichol, Maya and Quechua. This presentation addresses the Utah Social Studies Core Curriculum for third grade (Standard II-Objective 2-Indicators A & C).

  • Tribes of Utah: During this presentation students will learn about traditional crafts created by living artists from five Indian tribes in Utah: Goshute, Navajo, Paiute, Shoshone, and Ute. Students will discuss the importance traditions have in families and communities, and how traditional crafts have been passed down among tribe members. Materials, techniques, and the purpose of traditional craft objects from each tribe will be examined. This presentation addresses the Utah Social Studies Core Curriculum (Standard II-Objective 1-Indicator C) and Visual Arts Core Curriculum (Standard III-Objective 1-Indicator A and Standard IV-Objectives 1, 2, and 3) for fourth grade.
  • African Art: During this presentation students will learn about different types of traditional art from Africa. Students will learn about authentic objects such as musical instruments, clothing, masks, and everyday objects. Art materials, the elements of art, and the purpose of the objects will be explored.This presentation is geared toward grades K-2, but can be adapted to older grades.
  • African Traditions: During this presentation students will discuss ancestors, traditions, and the importance of cultural heritage. The presentation focuses on traditions both past and present in Africa from the following five countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, Somalia, and South Africa. Students will learn about traditional objects such as musical instruments, masks, clothing, money, and games and discuss how they tie into maintaining traditions. This presentation is geared toward grades 3-6, but could be adapted to younger grades.
  • Egypt Then & Now: This presentation tells the story of the pharaohs, technology and religion of Ancient Egypt and highlights history from the Roman invasion to Islamic rule to modern history.

 

Object Loan Program:

The Teacher Resource Center (TRC) loan program is currently unavailable.

 

 

 

              
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