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.
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
Metropolitan Museum of Art. Not an art teacher? This great site offers an easy way to share information on art and design principals concerning this iconic painting.
Texas Parks and Wildlife. Your tax dollars at work and the result is great. The TP&W folks have created a simple-but-informative guide to Native tribes that settled in Texas. The illustrations are black-line drawings which could be printed and colored, but that's not necessary. Teacher tested!
The National Museum of American History. Explores the famous photographs of animal and human locomotion made by the brilliant and eccentric photographer Eadweard Muybridge. The exhibition asks the question, were his photographs science or art—or both?
Smithsonian's History Explorer. Although this lesson plan focuses on The Star Spangled Banner, this is a good introduction on using primary sources in your classroom.
National Archives and Record Administration (NARA). "The purpose of this curriculum guide is to provide material aimed at meeting two goals. The first is to help students gain an understanding of the difficult living conditions faced by Americans during the 1930's.
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.
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
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.
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.
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