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.
George Eastman House. Search by photographer to access this ever-growing online collection. Highly recommended.
Library of Congress. "Photographers working for the U.S. government's Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) between 1939 and 1944 made approximately 1,600 color photographs that depict life in the United States,
The Library of Congress Collection Connections. Connects these online exhibitions with a variety of disciplines, including U. S. History, the arts, and the humanities. These are recommended sites for primary source materials. Use the search box to find t
Amon Carter Museum. This teaching guide offers materials that support twenty works from the nineteenth and twentieth century with TEKS connections. This is a great way for teachers to bring art into the curriculum. Highly recommended.
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