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For Educators

The National Building Museum offers a variety of tools to assist educators in their classroom teaching. Educators are invited to join Museum staff throughout the year at Educator Workshops to learn ways to incorporate sustainable design, design education, architecture, etc. into classroom curricula. These hands-on workshops offer educators a variety of opportunities to learn by doing.

Curriculum Kits created by the Museum and field tested by numerous classroom teachers, provide all of the resources and materials needed to offer Museum programs in your own classroom across the country.  

A variety of Educator Resource Packets containing numerous lesson plans are available for educators free of charge. Try one of the many lesson plans available to complement your pre-or-post school program visit to the Museum, or use to supplement your own classroom lessons.

Teachers collaborating on a group project.
Keven Allen

Teacher Working Group

The Teacher Working Group serves as a link between the National Building Museum and the greater Washington teaching community.

Teachers construct model buildings featuring sustainable components.
Photo by Kevin Allen



Educator Workshops

Attend interactive, engaging workshops and learn how to incorporate Museum content into your classroom practice.

Designing for Disaster Teaching Kit
Photo by Museum Staff

Curriculum Kits

Re-create the Museum's design education programs in your own classroom with our curriculum kits.

Educator Packets are available for many school programs at the Museum.

Educator Resources

Most school programs at the Museum include a complimentary education resource packet containing lesson plans with registration.

In the Museum Shop

Teaching aids are also available in the Museum Shop. Proceeds help support education programs.  To request a list of resources or information on bulk orders and quantity discounts, or for more information, contact the Museum Shop at 202.272.7706.