Teacher Resources

The Education Department provides resources for teachers to enhance their curriculum, including:

Classroom Connections Resource Guide

Each year, the Museum’s Education Department produces Classroom Connections, a comprehensive resource guide for teachers.

In this guide, you will find information about our diverse exhibitions, student tours, classroom resources, teacher workshops and lectures, and student exhibitions.

To download this brochure as a PDF, please click on the link.


Hands-On Culture Cases

Culture Cases come filled with material that helps your students explore and experience world cultures in a hands-on way. Each case includes touchable objects, images, books, music, and lesson plans to bring these cultures to life. Available for check-out:

  • Africa
  • Alabama Folk Art
  • Central & South America
  • China
  • Egypt
  • India
  • Japan
  • Kwanzaa
  • Mexico
  • Native American (non-Southeastern)
  • Southeastern Native American
  • The Ancient World: Rome
  • The Private Eye: Looking & Thinking by Analogy
  • The Renaissance
  • Westward Expansion
  • Vietnam

Art Poster Sets

DVDS and video tapes


Checkout Policy

Resources are available for two-week check out. Resource materials are available to educators FREE of charge. Educators are responsible for the safe return of culture cases and resources or will be invoiced for repair or replacement costs should a case be returned with missing items or obvious vandalism. Educators will be invoiced $5.00 per day for items that are late or will be invoiced full replacement costs for materials that are not returned within 10 days of due date. If not affiliated with a public or parochial school, you will be asked to provide a valid driver’s license and credit card to keep on file until the materials are returned.

To reserve resources or receive a full list of available resources, contact the Education Assistant at education@artsbma.org or call 205.254.2571.

Home Schools

The Museum can help you set up a tour program for your home school group. If you would like to discuss programming options, please contact the Education Department at tours@artsbma.org or call 205.254.2964.

Lesson Plans