Monday, September 13, 2010

Picturing America - Teach History Through Art

Picturing America


Those of you who have visited this blog before may have noticed my propensity toward History- and Geography-related sites.  What can this old middle school Social Studies teacher say? I try not to be biased, but sometimes the old dog comes out from under the porch to stretch his legs in the sun...

That being said, here's a wonderful site, from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association called Picturing America.  According to the web site, its intention is to bring "masterpieces of American art into classrooms and libraries nationwide."

The site contains an extensive gallery of high quality artwork reproduced in digital format, and has a link to an extensive database of lesson plans that are appropriate for a number of grade levels and subject areas.  On the Educators page you'll find links to an extensive Resource Book and a Power Point version of Images for Classroom use.

Many thanks to for this link.

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