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-renown 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


*The DIA Delivered program is temporarily on pause, please check back at a later date. 



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

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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.