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School Programs

Virtual School Programs for Winter 2021: The Huntington Comes to Class!

The Huntington Comes to Class, a virtual program for K-12 students, continues through Winter 2021. Teachers can choose one of the programs below, and Huntington Education staff will deliver the program to your students in a live learning session via the platform used by your school district. Starting January 2021, programs will be offered Tuesday through Friday. All programs engage students in Huntington primary sources, inquiry, and conversation. The Huntington Comes to Class is an interactive experience, so students will enjoy drawing, writing, movement, and other activities.

Registration opens one month at a time. Registration for the month of May is now closed. May programs run from May 4–28. Programs are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants may choose one date only. Applicants will be notified via email by April 20 if they have received a program or if they have been waitlisted.

Please note all docent and teacher-led tours and Home School Mondays have been suspended until further notice due to COVID-19.

The Huntington Comes to Class School Programs are:

  • free of charge for K–12 students
  • 45 min. in duration
  • available Tuesday through Thursday, morning or afternoon as well as Friday morning. Morning programs can be booked to start any time between 9:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Afternoon sessions can be booked to start anytime between 12:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.
  • can be booked by one teacher for one class, with a minimum of 15 students to a maximum of 40
  • facilitated using The Huntington Framework for looking, thinking, and discussing
  • facilitated by Huntington Education staff, but teachers must be present for the learning session to monitor learning and student conduct
  • live-learning sessions. The Huntington does not allow screenshots or recordings.

The Huntington Framework:

  • Observe & Describe – What do you see?
  • Explain & Interpret – What does it mean to you?
  • Reason with Evidence – What makes you think that?
  • Wonder & Question – What questions do you still have?
 

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Programs

Tuesday Programs

  • Beauty and the Natural World

    What beauty can be seen in nature? In this program, we use Huntington primary sources to look closely at the features of plants and the ways in which the natural world inspires art and artists. By the end of the program, all students will have looked closely at a range of primary sources and will use close looking skills to help generate their own artistic response.

    • - Grades: K–12

 

  • Creating Memories

    How can photographs help us remember moments in our past? In this program, we explore how the author Jack London and his wife Charmian used photo album-making as a creative way to document life and the world around them. By the end of this program, all students will have analyzed primary source photographs and planned their own physical or digital photo album.

    • - Grades: K–12

 

  • Exploring Community

    What does community mean to you? In this program, we will use Huntington primary sources to explore the theme of community. We will think about the communities we have in our neighborhood as well those farther away from where we live. By the end of this program, all students will have looked closely at a range of primary sources and explored what community means to them through dialogue, drawing, and writing.

    • - Grades: K–12

 

  • Journeys and Journeying

    What journeys do people take and what motivates their journeys? In this program, we use Huntington primary sources to explore the theme of journeys and journeying, and imagine the journeys we would like or need to take. By the end of this program, all students will have looked closely at a range of primary sources and explored what the theme of journeys and journeying means to them, through dialogue, drawing, and writing.

    • - Grades: K–12

 

  • Art, Mindfulness, and Process

    How can mindfulness help us as we look at artwork and  create our own works of art? What can works of art teach us  about the artistic process? How can practice help us grow?  In this program, students will engage in mindfulness,  respond to diverse works in The Huntington’s collections,  and plan their own artwork. By the end of the program, all  students will have used mindfulness to explore art and  artistic process through dialogue, writing, and drawing.

    • - Grades: K–12

Wednesday Programs

  • Interactive Art Encounters Level 1

    What are different genres of art? In this interactive program, we will explore paintings, statues, and objects from across The Huntington’s art collections. By the end of this program, all students will have looked closely at a range of genres and explored art through dialogue, drawing, and writing.

    • - Grades: K–5

 

  • Interactive Art Encounters Level 2

    How can you interpret art? In this interactive program, we will explore how an artist’s choices influence the message the artwork conveys. By the end of this program, all students will have looked closely at a range of genres and interpreted art through conversation, sketching, and reflecting.

    • - Grades: 6–8

 

  • Interactive Art Encounters Level 3

    How do you analyze art? In this interactive program, we will explore how responses to art develop with new knowledge. By the end of this program, all students will have looked closely at a range of genres and analyzed art through different lenses.

    • - Grades: 9–12

 

  • Interactive Library Encounters

    What type of objects does the Library collect? In this interactive program, we will discover manuscripts, maps, photographs, ephemera, and printed books. By the end of this program, all students will have looked closely at a range of objects through dialogue, drawing, and writing.

    • - Grades: 3–8

 

  • Interactive Botanical Encounters

    What can we learn from different plants that grow at The Huntington? In this interactive program, we will unearth bonsai, succulents, cycads, blooms, and a variety of other plants. By the end of this program, all students will have looked closely at botanical specimens through dialogue, drawing, and writing.

    • - Grades: 3–8

Thursday Programs

  • Explorations in American Histories

    In this program, students will explore the diverse histories of the United States. Using primary sources materials from The Huntington’s art and library collections, students will engage in close looking, critical thinking, and dialogue. In particular, the program will draw attention to the changemakers, activists, and everyday people who helped shape American histories. Students will be encouraged to make connections between the past and their world today.

    • - Grades: K–12

 

  • Interactive Art Encounters Level 1

    What are different genres of art? In this interactive program, we will explore paintings, statues, and objects from across The Huntington’s art collections. By the end of this program, all students will have looked closely at a range of genres and explored art through dialogue, drawing, and writing.

    • - Grades: K–5

 

  • Interactive Art Encounters Level 2

    How can you interpret art? In this interactive program, we will explore how an artist’s choices influence the message the artwork conveys. By the end of this program, all students will have looked closely at a range of genres and interpreted art through conversation, sketching, and reflecting.

    • - Grades: 6–8

 

  • Interactive Art Encounters Level 3

    How do you analyze art? In this interactive program, we will explore how responses to art develop with new knowledge. By the end of this program, all students will have looked closely at a range of genres and analyzed art through different lenses.

    • - Grades: 9–12

 

  • Learning Through the Collections

    How do the collections help us to encounter different worlds, different times, and different people? In this program, students will explore what it means to collect, how The Huntington's collections have grown, and what we can learn through the diverse collections. Looking closely at primary sources from the library, gardens, and art museum, students will be invited to make connections across the collections through dialogue, drawing and writing.

    • - Grades: K–12

 

  • Poetry, People, and Playwrights

    What can primary sources reveal about writers and the contexts in which they write? In this program, we will analyze manuscripts, art, and ephemera from The Huntington’s collections to meet writers, to understand the writing process, and to learn more about the contexts in which they lived and wrote. Primary source materials will feature Shakespeare and the Romantics, along with at least one contemporary voice. By the end of this program, all students will have looked closely at and discussed a range of sources, engaged in close analysis of poetry through text annotation, and made a short-written response.

    • - Grades: 9–12

Friday Programs

  • Visual Literacy Practice for AP Language and Composition

    How does close looking at an image connect to the writing process? Students will practice transferring image analysis to written argument. By the end of this program, all students will have engaged with 1-2 images from The Huntington’s collections and used the close looking experience as a writing tool to develop a short composition. Each week in the semester will focus on different images. This program is not endorsed by the College Board.

    • - Grades: 9–12

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California State Standards for School Programs

Common Core State Standards- English Language Arts

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own ideas clearly and persuasively
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally

California English Language Development Standards

  • ELD.PI.K-12.1 Exchanging information and ideas with others through oral collaborative discussions on a range of social and academic topics
  • ELD.PI.K-12.3 Offering and supporting opinions and negotiating with others in communicative exchanges
  • ELD.PI.K-12.5 Listening actively to spoken English in a range of social and academic contexts
  • ELD.PII.K-12.6 Connecting ideas

College, Career & Civic Life (C3)

  •  D2.Civ.7.K-3 / 3-5 / 6-8 / 9-12 Apply civic virtues and democratic principles when participating in school/community settings/when working with others

Preparing for your School Program Visit

Frequently Asked Questions

What time will the program begin?

To accommodate different school schedules, morning programs can start as early as 9:30 a.m. and must conclude no later than 11 a.m. Afternoon sessions can start as early as 12:15 p.m. and conclude no later than 3 p.m. All programs are 45 minutes.

 

What is the teacher's role during the program?

To promote a safe and enjoyable learning experience for all, teachers must be present with their camera on throughout the program. Teachers are responsible for monitoring student behavior and any chat facilities on the platform.

 

What can teachers do to prepare students for their learning experience?

Teachers can prepare their students by reviewing our Huntington Comes to Class Code of Conduct with students; watching the pre-visit video and enjoying the Close Looking @TheH videos.

 

How many students can participate in a Huntington Comes to Class school program?

We recommend one classroom only: with a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 40. Requests for larger classes will be considered, subject to capacity.

 

Can I bring multiple grade levels to The Huntington Comes to Class?

The program can accommodate mixed grade classrooms, such as 2nd and 3rd grade in one room, or a high school class comprised of multiple grade levels.

 

What is the next step after requesting a program date online?

Applicants will be notified within two weeks whether they are registered for a program or waitlisted. If you are registered for a program, you will receive pre-visit preparation material via email and asked to confirm your scheduled program. You will also need to share a link to the digital platform you will be using.

 

Am I guaranteed a program after registering?

If program requests received exceed the number of program dates available, you will be added to the waitlist.

 

If I'm waitlisted for the program I requested, when will I find out if a date becomes available?

We will contact waitlisted groups as soon as we receive notification of a cancellation.

 

Can I take screenshots or record the program while it is in session?

We do not allow screenshots or recordings by any participant in the program.

 

 

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School Program Sponsors

Edison International
Gardner Grout Foundation
Wells Fargo 
The Capital Group Companies, Inc.
Dan Murphy Foundation
Sahm Family Foundation
Ann Peppers Foundation
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
Bank of America
East West Bank
The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
Bartlett Tree Experts
Compass Group
Trader Joe's Company
Associated Foundations Inc.
MATT Construction Corporation
Town & Country Event Rentals Inc.
Tiffany & Co.
The Walt Disney Company