Classroom Resources for Teachers
Extend museum learning into your classroom with materials that are designed for use with your students before and after their visit. These resources may also be used to enrich classroom teaching if you are unable to make a trip to PEM.
The Peabody Essex Museum’s Education Department has produced a set of original resources on Asian art and culture that feature the museum’s collection of Chinese, Japanese and Korean art. Comprised of sourcebooks, lesson plans and art cards, these resources were written for K-12 teachers by museum educators with academic and experiential knowledge of Asia.
Perfect Imbalance: Exploring Chinese Aesthetics Curriculum
The Web component for the special exhibition Perfect Imbalance: Exploring Chinese Aesthetics was developed by the Peabody Essex Museum as a resource for students and teachers. Along with a select group of objects and textual information, the site also provides three lesson plans that explore the unique characteristics of Chinese art. (This site contains images of some works no longer on view in the exhibition.)
The ECHOspace project was developed in an effort to explore how museums can work together to expand their services, emphasizing technology through use of the internet, education and community.