Teachers and parents are invited to utilize our collection of fun, hands-on activities to enrich student learning in the classroom and at home.Have a Question About Our Resources?
While we can’t stand “under the arches” right now, we’re still as inspired as ever by the beauty and grace of Pequot Library’s architecture. That’s why we’re calling on members of the community to express their love of Pequot by building their own version of the library at home, and then share with us! We’ll collect everyone’s work and create a special place on our website for all to visit and enjoy. We can’t wait to see what you build!
Bind Your Own Book
Grades PK-12. There are as many types of books as there are readers. What do books mean to you? Follow along to create a binding for a book that inspires you.
For an added layer of interest, create beautifully decorated endpapers for your book with our “Make Marbled Paper” activity. This can also be done as a stand-alone activity and is suitable for all ages.
To learn about the history of bookbinding, check out the guide to our previous Special Collections exhibition, Cover to Cover: How People Bind Their Books:
Create a Coat of Arms
Grades PK-5. Using Pequot Library’s iconic Tiffany & Co. stained glass windows as inspiration, create a coat of arms that tells a story about your family.
To learn about Pequot Library’s Tiffany & Co. stained glass windows, take a look:
Grades 3-12. Let Pequot Library’s Special Collections inspire your writing! What do you see, think, and wonder about this illustration from one of our early edition books? Observe and then write a story about what the scene means to you.
To learn more about this and other materials from Pequot Library’s Shakespeare collection, take a look at the guide to our previous exhibition, Uncovering Shakespeare.
Analyzing Primary Sources: Posters
Grades 6-12. Analyze materials from Pequot Library’s rich collection of WWI posters, using materials from the National Archives.
George vs. George
Grades 5-12. It’s time for trivia! Which of these statements is about George Washington, and which is about King George III? Find a moderator, gather your trivia team, and get to work on these fun (and interesting!) facts!
Interested in learning more about the American Revolutionary War? Check out the educator guide for our previous Special Collections exhibition, Riot, Sedition, and Insurrection: Media and the Road to the American Revolution, to learn about the media landscape in the thirteen colonies leading up to the war.
Grades 5-8. Are you inspired by Ancient Egypt? If you could create a work of art, building, or decorative object that reflects the wonders of Egypt, what would it look like? If you could write a poem or song, what would it say? Take a journey along the Nile by looking at the 19th century photographs of Egypt from Pequot Library’s Special Collections, then create a work or art or writing inspired by what you’ve seen.
Adventures in Art
Grades PK-5. Children learn about the world’s great artists and their works by looking at and discussing art, reading and listening to stories, and creating their own artwork inspired by the masters.
Special Collections Exhibitions and Related Activities
Missed an exhibition? Not to worry! Click the link below to see the list of all of our previous exhibitions and corresponding exhibition guides.
For related activities, and to inquire about future exhibitions and K-12 school tours, please contact email@example.com.Past Exhibitions