“It’s amazing what you can see when you just sit quietly and look.” Wise words from the eleven-year-old title character of the Newbery Award-winning book The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. Read Calpurnia Tate prior to the workshop and then, while at the museum, connect the book’s main themes, plot lines, and characters to related, botanically inspired artworks from the Amon Carter’s collection. Receive a reading guide, questioning strategies, and art project ideas, and hone your observation skills by documenting the workshop experience in red journals, just like Calpurnia’s! Participating teachers will receive a copy of Calpurnia Tate to read prior to the workshop.
Art, language arts, science, and Texas history teachers from upper elementary and middle school classroom and homeschool settings are encouraged to attend, although others may benefit and are welcome to register.
Space is limited, and preregistration is required. Cancellations must be received forty-eight hours in advance of the program or a $25 fee will be charged; program materials will be mailed to absent teachers.