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05 Mar 14

Duke University Libraries - Digital Collections. Duke has published 410 interviews from African-Americans living in North Carolina from the 1890's until the end of segregation in the 1960's.

04 Mar 14

U of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign Library. Leave it to a librarian to offer up a list of free online options for presentations, image editors, and video editors. Librarians Rock!

04 Mar 14

Library of Congress. Primary source documents and images offer a vivid description of the Corps of Discovery. Flash required.

28 Feb 14

OldandInteresting.com. A visual feast! Features images and information on the history of domestic tools and procedures. This one could take hours to go through. Highly recommended.

in list: Art & Appetite

27 Feb 14

The History Place. Provides a concise yet informative timeline that includes information about North and South issues.

27 Feb 14

Civil War Trust. Their goal: to save America's civil war battlefields and provide resources for educators and the general public. This site includes maps, photos, and good lesson plans.

27 Feb 14

Abraham Lincoln Association. Their goal: "To observe each anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln; to preserve and make more readily accessible the landmarks associated with his life; and to actively encourage, promote and aid the collection and dissemination of authentic information regarding all phases of his life and career." Includes digitized works and publications.

27 Feb 14

Categorized links, general resources, documentary records, and state and local studies. Maintained by Dr. George H. Hoemann, University of Tennessee.

19 Feb 14

Google. The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is now a participant in this website filled with public domain works of art. A feast for the eyes as well as a treasure trove of tools for your classroom. Email trc@cartermuseum.org if you need some help figuring out how to add fine art to your curriculum.

17 Feb 14

Region XIII Education Service Center. This pdf has a great lesson plan concerning the Reconstruction Era after the Civil War in Texas.

17 Feb 14

Although this lesson plan focuses on a different sculpture, consider using "The Freedman" from the Carter to get a different perspective on the impace of this military unit on US history. Request a digital copy of this sculpture via the email above.

17 Feb 14

National Endowment for the Humanities. The Emanicipation Proclamation was Lincoln's first attemp to broaden the the goals of the Union in the Civil War. Use in conjunction with several paintings and scuplture from the Amon Carter to tell the full story.

17 Feb 14

WGBH Boston. "Was a civil war inevitable over slavery in America? No. A war was not necessarily inevitable over slavery in America, but a deep conflict over slavery was. Any nation ... that founds itself on the creeds of life, liberty, the pursuit of happ

17 Feb 14

Terra Foundation & Partners. This site "is intended to help teachers and students learn about the Civil War-its causes and effects-and connect to the issues, events, and people of the era through works of art." Highly recommended.

17 Feb 14

PoemHunter.com Who better to eulogize Lincoln that his most eloquent opponent? Bryant's respect and admiration for the fallen leader is evident in the words of this touching poem from the Civil War era.

17 Feb 14

Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Haunting battlefield photographs are used to examine this horrific period of our history. Particularly moving is the original sound work "completely silenced" by artist Steve Roden that includes nineteenth century instruments and sound effects that mimic what civil war soldiers heard at the time. The Alexander Gardner photographs are available from the TRC.

17 Feb 14

The Museum of the Confederacy. This was the first war to utilize air power on both sides of the conflict. This video discusses aerial reconnaissance and the use of balloons during the Civil War. Museum staff members discuss Confederate aeronauts John Randolph Bryan and Edward Porter Alexander and their missions during the Peninsula Campaign.

11 Feb 14

New Jersey Public Television. This six minute video is a great overview of Barnet's works and an interesting look at an artist who created art until the day he died.

11 Feb 14

Artcyclopedia. Look here for Will Barnet works available for viewing online.

11 Feb 14

Portland Museum of Art, Maine. Barnet created both narrative and abstract art, focusing mostly on his family and pets. He worked until the day of his death in 2012.

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