Educators are invited to use the museum as a resource to enhance their students’ learning experiences. In addition to field trips and accessible curriculum, USC PAM offers occasional programming specifically for teachers, such as our Teacher Institute@PAM and professional development workshops for partner schools. Stay in the loop about upcoming opportunities for teachers through our e-newsletter here and/or contact us to host your next school professional development event at the museum.

Asynchronous Curriculum

The videos below are designed to complement the themes found in our School Tours and Distance Learning Programs. The close looking videos focus on exploring an object in the permanent collection and the artmaking videos give students an opportunity to follow along with one of the museum’s teaching artists to create their own work of art inspired by the theme. Use the videos in the classroom to prepare for your field trip or as stand-alone lessons to enhance your existing curriculum. 


We invite students to look closely at selected objects and discover meaning and connection between cultures. 

K-2: Animals in Asian Art – Snow Lion

3-5: Nature in Asian Art – Bilum Bag

6-8: Exploring the Silk Road – Sogdian Foreigner

9-12: Untold Stories – Just What Is It that Makes Today’s Home So Modern, So Appealing?


We invite students to follow along with our Teaching Artists to create their own works of art! 

K-2: Animals in Asian and Pacific Art – Mythical Animal Collage

3-5: Nature in Asian and Pacific Art – 4 Treasures Calligraphy 

6-8: Exploring the Silk Road –  Silk Road Transportation

9-12: Untold Stories: Contemporary Asian Art –  Untold Stories Collage