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Explore the American West through the paintings, sculptures and objects in Booth Western Art Museum’s collection. Spend time in the Civil War Gallery or the Carolyn & James Millar Presidential Gallery featuring portraits, notable facts and an original signed letter by each United States President.
Student tour programs are designed to meet Georgia Performance Standards and Common Core Standards in language arts, social studies and visual arts while engaging student’s critical and creative thinking skills. Discover the array of curriculum-based programs and field trip opportunities available to students throughout the year and take your students on a field trip they will always remember.
$5.00 for students
$4.00 for Bartow, Cherokee and Forsyth county students
$6.00 for The Union Dissolved program (jointly sponsored by Bartow History Museum)
$8.00 plus tax for parents / chaperones
My First Visit
Grade: Pre-K (75 minutes)
Children will delight in the wonders of the Booth Museum while discovering this exciting landmark in their community. This program is designed to target language, literacy, and creative development skills. Choose from 2 themes; Cowboys or Animals of the West for this fun-filled first visit to the art museum. Includes a visit to Sagebrush Ranch.
Visit our interactive, hands-on learning space! This gallery allows kids to be kids with touchable, interactive exhibits themed around the West. Email or call to inquire about age-appropriate language arts/literacy or art activities paired with your visit to Sagebrush Ranch.
What’s the Story? Connecting Art & Literacy
Focusing on art in the Booth collection, docents lead students through a variety of activities designed to support literacy and language arts skills. Programs are grade level specific and provide ample opportunity for active student involvement. Each student receives a What’s the Story? activity booklet to extend the experience in the classroom!
Kindergarten and First Grade: Building a Story through Action in Art (90 minutes – 2 hours)
Skills: “Reading a painting,” comparing and contrasting works of art; includes a visit to Sagebrush Ranch.
For What’s the Story? Building a Story through Action in Art lesson plans, click here; for the Resource Packet, click here.
Second Grade: Wild Ride (2 hours) *TEACHER FAVORITE!
Skills: Discovering the differences between Tall Tales, Fairy Tales, and Fables; includes a visit to Sagebrush Ranch.
For What’s the Story? Wild Ride lesson plans, click here; for the Resource Packet, click here.
Third Grade: Where the Buffalo Roam (2 hours)
Skills: Determining fact from opinion, identifying cause/effect relationships, drawing conclusions.
For What’s the Story? Where the Buffalo Roam lesson plans, click here; for the Resource Packet, click here.
Fourth Grade: Heroes & Villains (2 hours)
Skills: Identifying characters, settings and plots in selected works of art, distinguishing between characteristics of heroes and villains.
For What’s the Story? Heroes & Villains lesson plans, click here; for the Resource Packet, click here.
Fifth Grade: You Be the Judge (2 hours)
Skills: Using knowledge and clues from works of art to make judgments and inferences about characters, settings, and plots.
For What’s the Story? You Be the Judge lesson plans, click here; for the Resource Packet, click here.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Mathematics)
Full STEAM Ahead
Grades 4-8 (2 hours)
Students participate in interactive challenges in areas of engineering and mathematics to create their very own “working” stagecoach! 21st Century Learning Skills of creativity, collaboration and innovation abound in this hands-on design challenge.
Presidents and Heroes
Grades 3-12 (90 minutes)
Discover a variety of notable facts about each of the Chief Executives through the portraits and signed Presidential letters in the Booth’s collection. Activities involving branches of the government or primary documents may also be incorporated into the program. Includes hands-on activities!
For Presidents and Heroes lesson plans, click here; for the Resource Packet, click here.
Westward Ho! *TEACHER FAVORITE!
Grades 4-5 (2 hours)
Discover who explored and settled the American West and determine the impact Westward Expansion had on the lives of the Plains Indians. Program includes: Lewis & Clark, Sacagawea, mountain men, and pioneers.
For Westward Ho! lesson plans, click here; for the Resource Packet, click here.
The Union Dissolved – American Presidents and the Civil War
Grades 5 and 8 (2 hours)
Jointly sponsored by Bartow History Museum ($6 for students)
From the Founding Fathers to Fort Sumter to Appomattox Court House, explore the Presidents, underlying causes, major battles and camp life of soldiers who were players in the tragedy that was the American Civil War. A complete Teacher’s Guide with integrated activities is available when booking this program!
For The Union Dissolved – American Presidents and the Civil War lesson plans, click here; for the Resource Packet, click here.
Cowboys, Indians and Art
Kindergarten and First Grade (90 minutes)
This hands-on program introduces children to basic art concepts such as line, shape and color while enhancing their observation skills through developmentally appropriate activities.
For Cowboys, Indians and Art lesson plans, click here; for the Resource Packet, click here.
Booth Blazers *TEACHER FAVORITE!
Grades 2-12 (90 minutes)
See the entire Museum in one visit! Start in the early 1800’s and blaze your way through the museum. See both traditional and contemporary artwork featuring American Indians, cowboys, explorers, presidents, soldiers, and much more! Some of the artists’ works students will see include Fredric Remington, Charlie Russell, Thomas Hart Benton, Maynard Dixon, and Andy Warhol.
Writing Through Art Literacy Competition
For: Students in public, private and home school
What to enter: Short stories, essays, poetry
Incentives: Recognition and CASH prizes for students! Recognition and gift cards for teachers!
Click here for more information about the Writing Through Art Literary Competition.
What’s the Rush? Georgia, California and the Economics of the Gold that Connected Them
Friday, April 28, 2017
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
$5.00 for students, $3.00 plus tax for adults, Free for classroom teachers; Includes Museum admission.
Students will explore the history of both the Georgia Gold Rush and California Gold Rush on the Museum Festival Grounds and inside both Bartow History Museum and Booth Museum. This year will have an ECONOMICS focus for grades K-8! Enjoy living history presentations, pan for gold at both wet and dry panning stations, trade for goods at the expanded Trading Post, discover where gold was found, visit a boom town, and so much more!
SPECIAL EXHIBITION PROGRAMS/ADD-ONS
Have a middle or high school Art Club?
Ask about special gallery experiences tailored to your needs (sketching in the galleries, exhibit and artist focused tours, art instruction with a focus on particular artists from Booth Permanent or Temporary Exhibitions, etc.).
65 Years of Chasing Sunlight: The Art of Merrill Mahaffey
Through February 19
Chasing sunlight across rock formations, canyon walls, and mines, Mahaffey contrasts light and shadow to great effect through 30 paintings of his best work. Combines Science, Social Studies, and Art!
Email email@example.com or call 770-387-3849 for questions.
For information on our Outreach Programs, please click here.
“The program fit perfectly with our standards about Native Americans and our standards relating to the Westward expansion of our country.” Powder Springs Elementary, grade 4
“The theme and activities helped bring what we are learning to life. Each station we visited was full of information.” Timothy Ministry Homeschool, grades 1 & 2
“The program was great! The kids enjoyed it and it was age-appropriate.” Cartersville Primary School, Kindergarten
“Our docent did a great job connecting the artwork so that students were able to make their learning concrete and give meaning to what they learned.” Hickory Hills Elementary, grade 4.
“This tour helped students connect facts from various times in American history.” Perimeter Christian School, grade 5