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Curriculum Resources for Educators

The Education department at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco provides a rich and varied array of resources for educators to implement in the classroom. Teachers Guides can be used both in the classroom to prepare students for their visit to the Museums as well as to conduct in-gallery lessons, while Get Smart with Art materials can be downloaded and applied in the classroom setting.

Field Trips for Grades 4–8 (Tour + Studio)

Get Smart with Art is a free three part program for grades 4–12 that supports the California state content standards in language arts, social studies and visual arts. The program includes free curriculum materials and consists of:Visit preparation: teachers prepare students with Get Smart with Art... View More

Teacher Guides

In anticipation of your class visit to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Education Department has compiled Teacher Guides to provide preparatory and in-gallery lessons focused on the Museums' permanent collections.Teachers GuidesPlease click on the links below to download. Through Artists... View More

Art & Science

The de Young and the California Academy of Sciences partner each year to provide professional development for Bay Area educators that integrates the thinking skills of artists and scientists. The resulting lessons provide students of all ages with opportunities to explore how these two fields both... View More