DIA Delivered K-12

Bring object-based learning into your in-person or virtual K-12 classroom by reserving a DIA Delivered toolbox.

The contents of a high-school aged DIA Delivered Toolbox

Example contents of a toolbox for high-school aged students.

About the Program

DIA Delivered K-12 is a program for K-12 teachers and students that brings toolboxes filled with a variety of items to your classroom, providing students with opportunities for close-looking and exploration. Designed to create a window into the DIA’s world-renowned collection from afar, each toolbox offers a variety of curriculum-based activities, connecting your students to some of our favorite works of art!

Each toolbox includes

  • Lesson plans and graphic organizers 
  • Touchable objects and materials 
  • Glossary 
  • Student books 
  • PowerPoint slides  
  • Full-color photographs of related DIA artworks 
  • A flash drive with digital files of lessons and activities – yours to keep! 

Why borrow a toolbox? 

  • Enrich your lessons by creating a sense of wonder and curiosity 
  • Develop students’ observational and critical thinking skills 
  • Teach social studies, science, math, and ELA through an artistic lens 
  • Challenge students to make cross-curricular connections 
  • Broaden student’s worldview through exposure to art in cultures near and far, past and present 
  • Provide opportunities for students to be creative and make art  
  • Enhance what you are already doing in the classroom with standards-aligned activities 

Borrow a Toolbox

To reserve your toolbox, complete the form below. We will respond within 2-3 business days. Please reserve your kit at least 4 weeks prior to the date you would like to borrow a kit. This will allow us enough time to process your request. 

All toolboxes ship to your school free of charge!

Reserve your toolbox


Lessons Available

Several more toolboxes are currently in development, covering topics in the following collections: African, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Middle East, and Native American. 

Please check back at a later date or sign up for a free DIA Educator Pass to receive our monthly newsletter and never miss out on our updated offerings. 

Questions? Contact Education Programs at educatorinfo@dia.org  

DIA Gallery Teacher asking students on a field trip a question about artwork.

This program has been generously funded by the Freeman Foundation.  This program also receives substantial funding from the Ford Motor Company Fund.