Originally launched in 2012, the Wisconsin History and Visual Arts Tour (WHVA) is an activity-based school group program designed to enhance fourth-grade students’ education, creativity, and cultural literacy.
The program is now available online virtually through a Google Classroom*. Select from eight lessons that match a direct common core or state standard to complement your classroom curriculum. The program highlights art and other subject concepts such as understanding origins, Wisconsin symbols, art forms, understanding architecture, and more.
Each lesson offers multiple entry points for students with different learning styles, and includes an artist background, worksheet, visual element, and a hands-on activity. You can even explore the MOWA art galleries through a virtual tour featuring the highlighted artworks.
MOWA's permanent collection is a unique resource for students to learn about Wisconsin history. With the virtual version of the program launched in 2020, we are excited to bring the collection to your classroom!