Information and Resources for Teachers
Tour Coordinator, Education Department, Hood Museum
(603) 646-1469, firstname.lastname@example.org
Connections for Your Classroom
Coming of Age in Ancient Greece is the first exhibition to look at the lives of
children in this ancient culture. This exhibition offers rich curricular connections
for students, providing the opportunity to explore and understand what life was
like for kids their own age who lived over two thousand years ago. Art and artifacts
such as vases, toys, terracotta and bronze sculptures, and coins from museums
all over the world will be on view. Within the thematic sections of the exhibition,
students can explore topics such as archaeology, education, religion, fine arts,
mythology, play, the similarities and differences between the lives of girls and
boys, familial relationships, and much more. The Friends House, an interactive
learning area inspired by Greek homes, will offer a wide range of hands-on activities
for visitors of all ages. CURRICULAR CONNECTIONS TO THIS EXHIBITION INCLUDE: VISUAL
ARTS, LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES, MATH, SCIENCE, AND MUSIC.
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How to Schedule a Tour
The Hood Museum of Art offers guided tours during regular museum hours, Tuesday
through Sunday. In order to accommodate the large number of requests for tours
of this exhibition during school hours, we have designated three tour times per
day, Tuesday through Friday: 10:00 AM, 12 noon, and 1:30 PM. Up to 36 students
can be accommodated during each eighty-minute tour slot. Tours of the exhibition
can also be scheduled for after school hours and on weekends, and the times of
those tours can be arranged with the Tour Coordinator.
To schedule a tour, please call the Tour Coordinator at 603/ 646-1469 or email
The Education Department will offer two Teacher Workshops of differing lengths
and contents in conjunction with Coming of Age. For more information, please call
the Education Department at (603) 646-1469.
The Education Department has created a teacher packet to accompany Coming of Age
in Ancient Greece. It includes a CD-ROM of thirty-two images of objects in the
exhibition, a bibliography for students, a list of related websites, introductions
to each thematic section of the exhibition, and other materials. The cost of this
packet is $10 and it can be purchased from the Education Department by calling
Please note that this packet is part of the materials made available to teachers
at Teacher Workshops and is included in the teacher workshop registration fee.
If you are planning to come to a teacher workshop, you will receive a packet there.
Lesson Plans and Activities
Four different lesson plans and activities that can be done with students in the
classroom either before or after visiting the exhibition are available through
Bibliography on Ancient Greece
for Young Readers
The numerous gallery talks, lectures, and other public programs offered by
the museum provide additional ways for teachers and students to learn about the
exhibition. In particular, a scholarly symposium at the Hood Museum of Art, November
6-8, 2003, will look beyond ancient Greece and offer a more expansive, multidisciplinary
perspective on the history of children in the ancient world, including images
of children in other ancient Mediterranean societies such as Egypt and Rome.
Programs are scheduled at various times and are free and open to the public.
Click here to see a schedule of
programs and events related to Coming of Age.