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Teachers and Students

From teacher guides, to educational websites, to workshops and open-house events, The Mint Museum offers several innovative and engaging resources for teachers and students alike.

Teacher Resource Kits

  • D.I.G.S. Trunk

    D.I.G.S. Trunk

    The D.I.G.S. trunk helps students understand the cultures of the ancient people who lived in the areas of Central America and Mexico before the arrival of Christopher Columbus. Objects and activities in the trunk include maps, artifacts, textiles, a teacher's curriculum guide, interactive lessons, audio visuals, and books for the students to explore. Download PDF

  • Traveling Trunks

    Traveling Trunks

    A resource for teachers who are preparing students for a visit to The Mint Museum, seeking information about the collections, or need lessons or activities for the classroom. The trunks include: books, DVDs, visual aids, artifacts, hands-on activities, and suggested lesson plans. Download PDF

 

Explore Online Tools

  • THE MESOAMERICAN BALLGAME

    THE MESOAMERICAN BALLGAME

    Visitors of all ages discover Mesoamerica's cultural history, visit archaeological sites and learn more about the world's first team sport. Winner of the Best of the Web Award 2002 and the Gold Muse Award. Learn More

  • CRAFTING NORTH CAROLINA

    CRAFTING NORTH CAROLINA

    Investigate North Carolina's history and craft tradition. Students can explore natural resources, geography, cultures and traditions through the collections of The Mint Museum. Learn More

  • HANDS ON CRAFTS

    HANDS ON CRAFTS

    Kids explore pottery, weaving, quilting and basketry with this interactive studio. Learn about North Carolina's rich crafting traditions through play. Supported by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County and The Mint Museum. Learn More

  • Romare Bearden shop

    ROMARE BEARDEN: SOUTHERN RECOLLECTIONS

    This guide helps students understand how Bearden used motifs or symbols in his work to communicate ideas and convey a sense of place, how he used the medium of collage to convey character and place, and how he used art to make sense of his experiences in the South (emphasis on 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, and 8th grade Visual Arts and Language Arts). Learn More

  • Collection Connection shop

    WEST AFRICAN/AFRICAN AMERICAN ART CONNECTIONS

    The Mint Museum Education Department developed this teaching guide to complement the exhibition Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color (on view through February 27, 2010) and as an ongoing curriculum resource. Learn More

  • Collection Connection shop

    NEW EYES ON AMERICA: THE GENIUS OF RICHARD CATON WOODVILLE

    This guide will help students observe and describe specific details of Richard Caton Woodville’s works of art, analyze historical evidence and perspectives, and create a physical representation of a work of art through tableau. Learn More

    • Jason Watson Q

      Permanent Inspiration

      Inspired by the Queen City and The Mint Museums Permanent Collection, Jason Watson creates a story through mixed media drawing. Watch the Video