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TMA offers a wealth of materials and activities based on our collection and special exhibitions for K-12 educators.

Enrich your teaching practice through workshops that explore intersections between Visual Literacy and core curriculum. Throughout the year, Museum offers a variety of professional development opportunities for K-16 educators.

2018 Workshop Dates: 

Picturing History: Using Art to Excite & Engage Middle School Students About Social Studies


  • September 20 - Egypt 
  • October 25 - Greece & Rome
  • November 8 - America

Time: 4:00-6:00 PM

Admission: $15 each

This behind-the-scenes workshop will provide Toledo area educators with tools and teaching strategies for using the TMA collection to excite and engage students with social studies and ELA classroom curriculum. The session will include a visit to museum galleries and demonstrations of pre- and post- visit classroom activities. Hear from practicing educators about their experiences using Museum materials in the classroom! 

Participating teachers will receive a certificate of attendance, Picturing History Teacher Resource booklet, and Visual Literacy activity card set. Recommended for all 6-8th grade teachers planning Picturing History visits. Registration required.

Materials for Educators

Downloadable resources to help teachers brin g the TMA collection into the classroom. Use these materials before and after your visit to prepare your students and extend the learning.

Discovery Boxes

Get your students excited about learning with our popular Discovery Boxes. Available for a variety of subjects and grade levels, these exciting learning tools include DVDs, CDs, activity sheets, lesson plans, games, posters, handling objects, and more.

To view a list of available Discovery Boxes, search the Library catalog. Click on the Tab, Advanced, then under Collection choose Discovery Boxes, then click OK. This will bring up a list of current discovery boxes.