The Art Story. Artworks and analysis: Georgia O'Keeffe captured the emotion and power of objects through abstracting the natural world in paintings of flowers, barren landscapes, and close-up still lifes.
Traditional Fine Arts Online, Inc. and The Honolulu Academy of Arts. O'Keeffe is famous for flowers and bones, but this exhibition showed her love of this new world. I wish I could know what she was thinking when she first set eyes on Hawaii.
Yale University. It is appropriate that this power couple of American modernism share an archival collection. Although famous independently, together these two helped to shape the landscape of American art in the 20th century. Highly recommended.
www.georgiaokeeffe.net. This private website does a nice job of looking at O'Keeffe's life and work. Not scholarly, but the information is solid.
University of Texas at Arlington Library. I love the digital collections from this library and this one is a great source for local Texas history. Smith was a professional photography during the early - mid 20th century. Use this as a compare/contrast wi
National Endowment for the Humanities and Northern Illinois University. Beginning in 1837 the printer Peter Force devoted sixteen years to collecting thousands of pamphlets, booklets, and newspaper articles pertaining to the "Origin, Settlement, and Progr
Texas Alliance for Geographic Education, Texas State University. The Texas Alliance for Geographic Education (TAGE) is part of National Geographic's network of alliances for geographic education. promote public awareness of the importance of geographic literacy and skills to prepare students to succeed as well-informed citizens in an increasingly global society. They also support you with FREE maps to use in your classroom. Really usable ones, like outline maps of TX and the worlds' continents. Highly Recommended.
Instituto Nacional de Antropologia y Historia (INAH). The National Institute of Anthropology and History in Mexico has created a wonderful website to capture the rich history and information on Mexican codices. A codice is a pictorial and iconic document that tells the story of the pre-Hispanic peoples, primarily the Mayans, Mexicas, and Miztecs. The Amon Carter does include works of art from all of the Americas in the permanent collection, but early cultures are not included.
Library of Congress. Dominated by correspondence and reports, the papers document Sheridan's service as an army commander in the Civil War and his postwar commands up to and including that of commanding general of the United States Army. Great research tool.
National First Ladies' Library. This collection of books, clothing, and personal memorabilia all shed light on the distaff side of the Oval office. These women did great work during their husbands' terms, often ignored or unacknowledged. Lesson plans for elementary, middle, and high school grades focus on a variety of topics, from sports and popular culture to science and technology.
Library of Congress. The papers of Rosa Parks (1913-2005) span the years 1866-2006, with the bulk of the material dating from 1955 to 2000. The collection contains approximately 7,500 items in the Manuscript Division, as well as 2,500 photographs in the Prints and Photographs Division. The collection documents many aspects of Parks' private life and public activism on behalf of civil rights for African Americans.
A Virtual Library Celebrating the Life of Abraham Lincoln. It is well known that Lincoln loved humor and used it to his advantage often in his career. Here are some of his better jokes and one-liners. This site also has other information about the man and his life.
University of Virginia. The American Studies Department has done a great job on an in-depth look at Grant Wood and his art. Themes of satire, regionalism, and critical reviews are included. It includes information on "Parson Weems Fable" that is part of the Amon Carter's permanent collection.
NYPL Digital Collections. The need for a travel guide specifically tailored to African-Americans arose during the Jim Crow era, when the consequences of entering a "whites only" space ranged from having the door slammed in one's face to being assaulted or even lynched. Victor H. Green, a post office worker, teamed with his contacts in the Postal Workers Union, all around the country, to compile the first edition of The Green Book was published in 1936, the last one in 1966.
Challenger Center. Thirty years after the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, the lesson plans Christa McAuliffe developed for the Teachers In Space program were revived by NASA. Using archival footage, hardware notes and any NASA documents historians could find, NASA reassembled the plans as best as possible and posted YouTube videos that can be used in the classroom today.