Resources for Teachers


Classroom teachers are a priority at The Huntington. Our goal is to help teachers use The Huntington's extensive resources to augment and complement their classroom curriculum, and to meet local, state, and national academic standards in a variety of subjects. We provide field trips, workshops, institutes, and online lesson plans and other materials, nearly all of which are offered free of charge. Salary point credit is also made available whenever possible.



An Evening for Educators

Wednesday, March 21 - RESERVE NOW

Explore Civil War telegrams and artwork from The Huntington’s collections as part of an engaging evening for K-12 educators, as we share inspiration for innovative, evidence-based approaches to learning. Guest speaker John Lee, head of the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences at North Carolina State University’s College of Education, showcases our newest digital tool, Decoding the Civil War. Now live, this online tool features coded Civil War telegrams from The Huntington’s collections, along with inquiry-driven lesson resources for teachers. Our other special guests for the evening include local San Marino teachers, who will give a presentation about their 2017 Golden Bell Award-winning Honors Humanities Seminar, a reading and writing-intensive course with a focus on the study of art and literature; and gallery educator Lilit Sadoyan, leading participants through collections-based learning activities in The Huntington’s European and American art galleries.


This event is for K-12 educators only, especially relevant for teachers of visual and English language arts, history, social science, and civics. Advance reservations required. Email:


School Programs

School Programs

The Huntington offers a number of different school programs free of charge. These programs are held during non-public, morning hours and are led by volunteer docent teachers who guide the students in interactive explorations of The Huntington's treasures. Learn more about artgarden, and library school programs, and then register online.

To receive information about school programs and be added to the educators mailing list, please email school programs with your preferred mailing address.


Getting Your Green ThumbMastering Urban Agriculture: Planning, Maintaining, and Teaching from the School Garden

“Mastering Urban Agriculture” is a free, fun, and practical professional development series for primary and secondary educators.


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Shakespeare at The Huntington

A unique, two-week institute designed primarily for secondary teachers of English and Drama, Shakespeare at The Huntington focuses on teaching Shakespeare through performance, and features an international faculty of scholars, educators and theater professionals.


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Educational Media

Visit our interactive websites, download educational Huntington videos (or request the DVD), view and print associated guides and worksheets, at Educational Media.


Professional Development

The Huntington has the following programs available for high school teachers:

  • Grounding in Botany - Funded by the National Science Foundation and Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, this program builds botanical knowledge for use with Wisconsin Fast Plants lessons
  • Teaching American History - Department of Education program to improve students' knowledge of American history


About The Huntington

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. Henry Huntington, a key figure in the...

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