Resources for Teachers


Education is a priority at The Huntington. We aim to help teachers use The Huntington's extensive resources to augment and complement their classroom curriculum, and to meet local, state, and national academic standards in a variety of subjects. Our programming for teachers includes field trips, workshops, institutes, and online lesson plans and other materials.


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An Evening for Educators

An Evening for Educators

Wednesday, March 21 - RESERVE NOW

Explore Civil War telegrams and artwork from The Huntington’s collections as part of an engaging evening for K-12 educators, as we share inspiration for innovative, evidence-based approaches to learning. Guest speaker John Lee, head of the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences at North Carolina State University’s College of Education, showcases our newest digital tool, Decoding the Civil War. Now live, this online tool features coded Civil War telegrams from The Huntington’s collections, along with inquiry-driven lesson resources for teachers. Our other special guests for the evening include local San Marino teachers, who will give a presentation about their 2017 Golden Bell Award-winning Honors Humanities Seminar, a reading and writing-intensive course with a focus on the study of art and literature; and gallery educator Lilit Sadoyan, leading participants through collections-based learning activities in The Huntington’s European and American art galleries.


This event is for K-12 educators only, especially relevant for teachers of visual and English language arts, history, social science, and civics. Advance reservations required. Email:



Summer Teacher Institutes - NEW!

Applications due April 30, 2018 - View course descriptions and apply


This summer, two intensive teacher institutes are offered designed to prepare educators to inspire their students in the classroom using primary source materials.


  • Huntington Voices- June 11-15, 2018  NEW!
    Help your students find their artistic voice through the voices in our collections, from William Shakespeare to Octavia E. Butler. For K-12 teachers.

  • Nature, California's Place, and the American Dream - June 25-29, 2018
    This summer institute considers the ways in which human interaction with the natural world has defined and shaped the state of California for thousands of years. For 4th-8th grade teachers.


Getting Your Green ThumbMastering Urban Agriculture: Planning, Maintaining, and Teaching from the School Garden

Our free, fun, and practical series for K-12 educators on teaching from the school garden. Learn more and apply


Educational Resources

Can't visit The Huntington in person? Check out our interactive resources and lessons plans to support classroom teaching.



School Programs

School Programs

The Huntington offers several different school programs free of charge. These programs run in the morning Wednesdays through Fridays and are led by volunteer docent educators who guide students in interactive explorations of The Huntington's treasures. Learn more about School Programs.


Registration for 2017-2018 School Programs is now full. See School Programs for instructions on joining the wait list.


About The Huntington

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. Henry Huntington, a key figure in the...

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