Calendar: Student Programs

October 3, 2014
10:00am12:00pm

Little Readers Book Club: River Adventures Await!

(Recommended for homeschool students ages 5–8)

River Boy: The Story of Mark Twain by William Anderson

Prior to their museum visit, students should read William Anderson’s River Boy: The Story of Mark Twain. This charming biography of the young Samuel Clemens and his river adventures will delight young readers. At the Amon Carter, gallery teachers help students connect the book’s major themes to museum-related concepts by looking at and discussing carefully chosen artworks from the exhibition Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River and the museum’s collection. Students create their own river-inspired artworks to take home.

Parents: Use the link above to preview this book to make sure content, messages, and themes adhere to your curriculum. Space is limited; preregistration and prepayment are required to complete registration. If you would like to receive the book from the museum, the registration fee is $20 for children of members and $25 for children of nonmembers. Once payment is received, you may pick up the book at the museum or have it mailed to you. If you do not want a copy of the book from the museum (e.g., you already have a copy, you prefer to check it out from the library, etc.), the registration fee is $7 for children of members and $10 for children of nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 817.989.5030 or email education@cartermuseum.org.

Students will be divided into groups by age. Parents are encouraged to drop off their students at the museum for this program as there is no parental instruction.

Download registration form.

October 3, 2014
10:00am12:00pm

Ready Readers Book Club: Who was Mark Twain?

(Recommended for homeschool students ages 9–11)

Who Was Mark Twain? by April Jones Prince

Ready Readers will become acquainted with one of America’s greatest storytellers by reading the fun and exciting illustrated biography Who Was Mark Twain? by April Jones Prince prior to their museum visit. At the Amon Carter, gallery teachers connect the book’s main themes to artworks from the exhibition Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River and the museum’s collection. Students create their own river-inspired artworks to take home.

Parents: Use the link above to preview this book to make sure content, messages, and themes adhere to your curriculum. Space is limited; preregistration and prepayment are required to complete registration. If you would like to receive the book from the museum, the registration fee is $20 for children of members and $25 for children of nonmembers. Once payment is received, you may pick up the book at the museum or have it mailed to you. If you do not want a copy of the book from the museum (e.g., you already have a copy, you prefer to check it out from the library, etc.), the registration fee is $7 for children of members and $10 for children of nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 817.989.5030 or email education@cartermuseum.org.

Students will be divided into groups by age. Parents are encouraged to drop off their students at the museum for this program as there is no parental instruction.

Download registration form.

October 3, 2014
10:00am12:00pm

Eager Readers Book Club: Now that's funny!

(Recommended for homeschool students ages 12 and up)

Humorous Stories and Sketches by Mark Twain

Prior to their museum visit, students should read Mark Twain’s Humorous Stories and Sketches. These eight short stories are sure to keep Eager Readers reading and laughing as only Mark Twain can do! At the Amon Carter, gallery teachers connect characters and plotlines to artworks from the exhibition Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River and the museum’s collection. Students create their own artworks to take home—and that’s no joke!

Parents: Use the link above to preview this book to make sure content, messages, and themes adhere to your curriculum. Space is limited; preregistration and prepayment are required to complete registration. If you would like to receive the book from the museum, the registration fee is $20 for children of members and $25 for children of nonmembers. Once payment is received, you may pick up the book at the museum or have it mailed to you. If you do not want a copy of the book from the museum (e.g., you already have a copy, you prefer to check it out from the library, etc.), the registration fee is $7 for children of members and $10 for children of nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 817.989.5030 or email education@cartermuseum.org.

Students will be divided into groups by age. Parents are encouraged to drop off their students at the museum for this program as there is no parental instruction.

Download registration form.

November 4, 2014
2:30pm4:30pm

Academic Decathlon Art Training: Innovations in Art

Student and Educator Videoconference
$150 per team

Receive a training session on the art section of the U.S. Academic Decathlon curriculum from the comfort of your own school. During this live broadcast, review artistic innovations from throughout time and across the globe. An Amon Carter educator provides an overview of important artistic developments from the ancient period to the present, historical contexts in which to view the artworks, and explanations about how these innovations had an impact on history and art history.

Ask your campus or district distance learning site manager to register at http://www.connect2texas.net/. After registering, contact the Amon Carter at 817.989.5038 or email distancelearning@cartermuseum.org to receive additional instructions prior to the broadcast.

November 10, 2014
2:30pm4:30pm

Academic Decathlon Art Training: Innovations in Art

Student and Educator Videoconference
$150 per team

Receive a training session on the art section of the U.S. Academic Decathlon curriculum from the comfort of your own school. During this live broadcast, review artistic innovations from throughout time and across the globe. An Amon Carter educator provides an overview of important artistic developments from the ancient period to the present, historical contexts in which to view the artworks, and explanations about how these innovations had an impact on history and art history.

Ask your campus or district distance learning site manager to register at http://www.connect2texas.net/. After registering, contact the Amon Carter at 817.989.5038 or email distancelearning@cartermuseum.org to receive additional instructions prior to the broadcast.

November 13, 2014
5:00pm7:00pm

Academic Decathlon Art Training: Innovations in Art

Lecture
$30 per team of up to fifteen students and coaches
$45 per team of sixteen or more students and coaches

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art continues its tradition of providing training sessions for coaches and students preparing for the art section of the U.S. Academic Decathlon curriculum. During this presentation, review artistic innovations from throughout time and across the globe. An Amon Carter educator provides an overview of important artistic developments from the ancient period to the present, historical contexts in which to view the artworks, and explanations about how these innovations had an impact on history and art history.

Download registration form