Tools for Teachers
Joslyn Teacher Resources  are available for all educators, including home school families, to use in your classrooms. You may choose from our  outreach trunks  to loanable materials available through the John and Anne Nelson Teacher Resource Center (TRC) including teaching posters, books, curriculum kits, 2-D/3-D reproductions, and videos.  

Teachers - Check out the Teacher Guides - tools to help you schedule school visits or provide you information about artworks in Joslyn's collection. Lesson plans, created by Joslyn's Mentor Teachers and supported by the virtual resource center on Pinterest, help bring Joslyn's treasures to your classroom. 


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    the Pinterest Board of the week:

New to Pinterest? To utilize this platform, sign-up for a free account to explore the digital resources we compiled.

We hope you will use this online community and share how you use Joslyn's permanent collections and temporary exhibitions to inspire art-making activities with your students.

Let us know if you have any pin suggestions to share, and click here to contact the School Programs Assistant.

What's Pictured: Jacob Fopsen van Es (Flemish, c. 1596–1666), Still Life, 1630, oil on wood panel, 29 3/4 x 42 in., Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, Museum purchase with funds from the Art Acquisition Endowment Fund and Major Art Purchase Fund in memory of Edith Larsen Jonas, 1974.56

  1. Select the materials from the database email us your list. Can't access GoogleDocs?  Click here to download a PDF of the database.
  2. Tell us the subject your class is studying and the grade level. We will select helpful resources for you.
  3. Set up an appointment to explore the Nelson Teacher Resource Center and select your materials.

Contact us to get started - call (402) 661-3871 or click here to email Joslyn's School Programs Assistant.

RETRIEVAL INFORMATION:  Resources may be borrowed for FREE for up to three weeks. Joslyn ships them to schools (with ten or more students) in Nebraska and Iowa outside the greater Omaha area. Schools receiving the materials via UPS are responsible for return shipping. Educators within the Omaha area must pick up and return the resources to the Museum.

Self-Guided Resources
Includes scavenger hunts and gallery guides to use on your next visit.

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Temporary Exhibition Resources
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        Permanent Collection Resources
        Includes helpful documents highlighting collection.

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        Preview all materials before sharing with your students.

        NEBRASKA ARTISTS: A VIDEO RESOURCE SITE FOR TEACHERS & STUDENTS:  Visual arts educational resource available for all teachers that has dozens of short video segments from some of the most accomplished artists living and working in Nebraska. These videos are closely tied with the Nebraska Department of Education's Fine Arts Standards.

        THE CASE FOR NUDITY: The naked and the nude have been frequent subjects for art throughout the history of human creation, and also the frequent subject of censorship. What's wrong with seeing the unclothed human body? And what is its place in art? Video created by The Art Assignment, a weekly PBS Digital Studios production hosted by curator Sarah Urist Green.

        BODY LANGUAGE: HOW TO TALK TO STUDENTS ABOUT NUDITY IN ART: Produced by The Art Institute of Chicago, this document includes discussion questions, talking points, advice, and lesson plans for all grade levels.

        ENCOUNTERS WITH NUDITY: Columbus Museum of Art's blog post regarding nudity in art.

        ADDRESSING NUDITY IN ART: The University of Missouri's Museum of Art and Archaeology's advice for teachers to talk with their students about nudity in art prior to a museum visit.

        HEILBRUNN TIMELINE OF ART HISTORY:  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, has extensive timelines spanning 20,000 BCE to present. They cover major events that happened across the globe.