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Hood Museum of Art
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

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Teacher Resources

The Ancient World

These resources are designed to help teachers integrate learning at the museum and through the visual arts into the classroom curriculum.

Learning to Look

Created by the Hood Museum of Art, Learning to Look is an approach designed to help viewers look carefully and think critically about any work of art.

This resource provides a full-screen image of an object from our ancient collection, a Panathenaic amphora from ancient Greece, along with guidelines to help you lead a discussion about it with your students. It will introduce you and your students to the five steps involved in exploring a work of art: careful observation, analysis, research, interpretation, and critique.

Learn More!

There are numerous books and other resources for teachers to introduce them to the ancient world. This annotated list provides links to three museum websites. Each of these sites offers extensive resources including images, lesson plans, timelines, glossaries, videos and more about the ancient world. Exploration of these sites will yield a wealth of curricular resources.

The Assyrian Reliefs at the Hood Museum of Art

This pdf of our in-gallery brochure for the Assyrian reliefs provides three essays about the reliefs as well as a translation of the Standard Inscription, the sixteen- to twenty-line cuneiform text that is carved across the panels.


Please visit the Hood Museum of Art to see a wide range of original works of art from around the world. There is no charge for admission and the museum is open every day of the week except Monday. Free tours for K-12 school groups as well as programs for adults, teens, and families are available. Visit the museum's web site to learn more.

Last Updated: 3/29/11