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Additional Resources

Enhance your curriculum by borrowing an outreach trunk with connections to artworks in Joslyn’s collections and exhibitions.  Trunks are available for loan – FREE of charge – to community groups, schools, and homeschool teachers. Each trunk has touchable objects, a CD of images, and/or posters, books, videos, and a trunk guide with teacher information. These resources strengthen students’ appreciation of art, prepare them for a Museum visit, and help tie visual art into the teaching of many subject areas.

Trunks may be borrowed for up to three weeks. Please schedule at least three weeks in advance (earlier for the best selection of dates). Joslyn ships trunks outside the greater Omaha area. Schools receiving a trunk via UPS are responsible for return shipping. Educators within the Omaha area must pick up and return the trunks to the Museum.

Multicultural Art and the  Student with Special Needs

Select this mini-trunk featuring adaptable art making tools, videos, books and activities that stimulate the mind and the imagination as well as develop fine motor skills.

African American Art

Teach students about African American history, from the Harlem Renaissance and jazz through the Civil Rights Movement, using storybooks, videos, and teaching posters.

Ancient Egypt

Learn about Egyptology, Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt, the pyramids, and more using CD ROMs, maps, books, videos, and hands-on reproductions!

Ancient Greece and Rome

Engage your students with hands-on artifacts including Greek pottery and sculpture. Books, slides, and photo reproductions will augment your curriculum. Then, book Joslyn’s Mystery and Beauty of the Ancient World tour.

Contemporary Native American Art

Use actual pottery created by Native American artists, as well as collage materials, photographs, slides, books, and videos to teach about Native Americans creating art today. Tie this trunk in with the Native American and Western Art tour.


Discover what the Impressionists were all about using games, resource packets, books, and videos, and then visit Joslyn to experience the artworks!

Mexican Art and Culture

Teach your students about the arts and culture of Mexico from the ancient Aztecs to the Day of the Dead using thread paintings, jaguar masks, and much more!

Multicultural Art and the Student with Special Needs

Designed with the student with special needs in mind, this outreach trunk is a multicultural touch tour of object reproductions from around the world, paired with adaptable lesson plans.

The Adapted Artist: Tools & Activities for Students with Special Needs

Discover a multicultural touch tour of object reproductions from around the world and adaptable lesson plans featured in this trunk. Focus on the basic elements of art to build a foundation for your class. Continue the lesson with a touch or sign language tour at Joslyn.

People of the Southwest and Plains

Find several hands-on art objects made by Native artists, such as a Navajo rug, a Papago tribal basket, or different examples of pottery, paired with a par fleche activity, books, and videos.

Travels Into the Interior of North America: The Maxmilian-Bodmer Expedition, 1832-1834

Travel the North American frontier with these explorers using an expedition map, hands-on materials from nature, printmaking tools, and videos of the historic journey.

There are three ways to schedule your trunk:

Call (402) 661-3871


Or visit Click Education , the Teachers, then Resource Center and submit the online form.

Humanities Nebraska programming is made possible by:

and generous individuals, foundations, and businesses across Nebraska.