Teacher & Educator Resources


New Mexico Museum of Art - New Mexico Art tells New Mexico HistoryA journey through the Museum’s rich collection of paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs bringing our state’s artistic heritage to you, the owners of these works—students, teachers, families, and art and history lovers. We have selected images highlighting New Mexico’s history and cultural traditions from pre-Conquest to our present day. The four themes offer you a view into the life and times of New Mexico and New Mexicans as our state grew and developed.


Sandia Mountain Natural History Center - Ecosystem ExplorationEcosystems are the collection of interdependent living (biotic) and nonliving (abiotic) parts of an environment. Our Earth includes a variety of ecosystems, from forests to deserts to oceans to prairies. Each of these ecosystems operates on the same basic principles. This lesson introduces students to the basic ecological principles necessary to understand ecosystems in general and New Mexico ecosystems in particular.


Museum of International Folk Art - Dolls From Around the WorldDolls have captivated the human imagination for centuries. Paddle shaped dolls dating back to 2000 B.C. have been found in Egyptian tombs. Dolls have been constructed out of virtually every material known to humankind including bone, ivory, wax, wood, terra cotta, plastic, rubber, old socks and inner tubes.