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School Programs

Virtual School Programs for Fall 2020: The Huntington Comes to Class!

The Huntington Comes to Class is a new virtual program for K-12 students. Launching Fall 2020, teachers choose one of the programs below, and Huntington Education staff will deliver the program to your students in a live learning session, using the platform allowed by your school district. All programs engage students in close-looking of Huntington primary sources, inquiry, and conversation. The Huntington Comes to Class is an interactive experience – so be prepared to have your students enjoy drawing, writing, and movement. Registration is available one month at a time. Registration for the months of November and December are now closed. December programs will run Dec. 1–17. 

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. 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.
  • 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

 

Registration for the months of November and December are now closed. Teachers can choose one date only. Applications will be reviewed after registration closes; applicants will be notified via email if they have received a program or if they have been waitlisted.

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?
 

FAQs

DECEMBER REGISTRATION CLOSED 

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

 

  • Slowing Down: The Artist’s Pace

    How can learning about artistic processes help us as we look at artwork and create our own works of art? In this program, we will learn about artists' processes through the ideas of Huntington artist-in-residence, Enrique Martínez Celaya. Students will respond to artwork in The Huntington’s collections and plan their own artwork. By the end of the program, all students will have explored art and artistic processes through dialogue, drawing, and writing.

    • - Grades: K–12

Wednesday Programs

  • Interactive Art Encounters

    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 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

  • Discovering Art

    How do the elements of art help us see works of art differently? In this program, students will be guided through slow looking, analysis and interpretation of three objects from The Huntington’s art collection. By the end of the program students will be able to articulate what they see and express their interpretations, through writing, art, or movement, noting specific elements of art.

    • - Grades: K–12

 

  • 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

 

  • 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

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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.

 

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.

 

 

Interactive Virtual Tours

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

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Virtual School Programs

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Contact Us

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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