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- The Morgan's Bookworms: The Morgan's school program designed specifically for students in grades Pre-K to 1. Students will respond and react to the magnificent architecture of Mr. Morgan's Library. Through games, tactile props, and read aloud they will identify and explore the geometric shapes, colors, and many patterns of the elaborate decorative ensemble.
- Write a Picture, Draw a Poem.
Students will combine language skills and visual art appreciation to explore nontraditional forms of creative writing in conjunction with Drawing Surrealism (January 25 through April 21, 2013).
- Off the Wall Math: Geometry and Architecture at the Morgan. Through various activities relying on observation, logic, and problem solving, students will understand how, a hundred years apart, the architects Charles McKim and Renzo used geometry and patterns to communicate their ideas to the Morgan's visitors.
- Door to Door: Building the Morgan for a Changing Community. Students will read the Morgan's architecture as if it were a book on New York City's social history.
- Reading a Building: Mr. Morgan and His Library. Students will piece together a character portrait of Pierpont Morgan by looking at his magnificent library.
- Writing Matters: Writing Tools in Ancient World Communities. Students will relate local natural resources to trading, communicating, and writing in the ancient world from Asia to the Mediterranean.
- Mythical Creatures: Students will observe Mesopotamian seals' imagery, and through gallery activities and art projects, they will be introduced to ancient myths and symbols.
- Colors of the World: Illuminated Manuscripts in the Age of Exploration
Students will step into Europe's past by reenacting skills and techniques that artists used to create the most exquisite medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the Morgan's collections. They will delve into the art of Western illumination as a means of exploring early Eurasian and African trade routes.
Upcoming Spring programs
Through the spring semester, the Morgan will offer an additional unit created to coincide with Drawing Surrealism, (January 25 through April 21, 2013) an exhibition exploring how Surrealism offered a new approach to drawing. The unit will integrate visual literacy with the ELA and Social Studies curricula.
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