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Learning at Home

Standards-aligned resources for teachers and activities for students to support learning at home.

Close Looking at The H

Students can watch these short videos to practice close looking. Each video explores an object from The Huntington’s collections and includes questions, prompts, and time for observation.

light switch by Frederick Hammersley Maria Sybilla Merian's "Metamorphosis"

This video invites viewers to look closely at an 18th-century scientific illustration. Explore this image with questions about natural science, insect behavior, and insect life cycles.

light switch by Frederick Hammersleylight switch by Frederich Hammersley

This video invites viewers to look closely at the light switch by Frederick Hammersley. Explore this artwork with questions about mathematics, art, and color.

Emily Anderson: Little Red Riding Hood by Sir Thomas LawrenceEmily Anderson: Little Red Riding Hood by Sir Thomas Lawrence

This video invites viewers to look closely at "Emily Anderson: Little Red Riding Hood" by Sir Thomas Lawrence. Explore this artwork with questions about costuming, theater, and self-expression.

18th-century medical atlas An 18th Century Medical Atlas

This video invites viewers to look closely at a page from an 18th-century medical atlas. Explore this image with questions about anatomy and the elements of art. 

Interactive Virtual Tours for Students

Students can take a virtual tour of works of materials in The Huntington's library, art, and botanical collections, and learn about collecting, complete activities, and watch short videos.

Artwork Art Encounters

Explore paintings, statues, and objects in this Art Encounters Interactive Tour

 

Mount Wilson Observatory Library Encounters

Discover manuscripts, maps, photographs, ephemera, and printed books in this Library Encounters Interactive Tour. 

Artwork Botanical Encounters

Unearth bonsai, succulents, cycads, blooms, and a variety of plants in this Botanical Encounters Interactive Tour. 

Watch, Learn and Make

Students can watch a video, learn about items in the Huntington's collections, and make the corresponding project.

artwork Imagine a Person

Learn about artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and create a figural artwork.

 

map Map Your Experiences

Learn about maps in The Huntington’s collections and the people who made them before creating your own map.

Myriorama Make a Myriorama

Learn about a myriorama in The Huntington’s collection designed in 1824, then make your own.

 

Chinese menu Design a Menu

Learn about The Huntington’s collection of menus from Los Angeles’s Chinatown in the 1930s, then create your own menu featuring your favorite foods.

Lesson Resources for Teachers to Use or Share with Students

Standards-aligned lesson resources to support learning at home. Explore by grade level. Primary sources, organizers, and ideas for differentiation included in each resource.

Louisa Bendolf artwork Community

Use these resources to explore the importance of community.

Snake Amongst Flowers Beauty and the Natural World

Use these resources to inspire an appreciation of the natural world.

Mount Baldy Journeys and Journeying

Use these resources to learn about the journeys people have taken and imagine the journeys you might take.

Breakfast in Bed Slowing Down: The Artist's Pace

Use these resources to consider exemplary artworks, like those of Huntington artist-in-residence Enrique Martínez Celaya, and reflect on our own artwork.

Jack and Charmain London Creating Memories: Photo Album-Making with Jack London

Use these resources to will explore how early photographers used photo album-making as a creative way to document life and the world around them.

 

Interactive Virtual Tours

Students learn about collecting, complete activities, and watch short videos with Library, Art, and Botanical Encounters

Teacher Resources

Enrich your teaching with access to free online tools, sample lesson plans, school program visits, and more

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