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Jan 31, 08

Smithsonian Museum of American History. Video discussion of the intersection of food, politics, and the labor movement in the U. S.

Jan 31, 08

Smithsonian American Art Museum. Biography and works on paper collection online. Highly recommended.

Nov 21, 14

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!

Apr 26, 07

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?

Oct 27, 14

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.

Jan 20, 12

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.

Jul 29, 14

Smithsonian Institution - Archives of American Art. This finding aid shows the depth of this digitized collection of documents which includes letters from the artist, newspaper articles about Wood, gallery brochures, even photographs.

Jan 31, 11

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.

Feb 06, 12

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

Apr 30, 12

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.

Nov 19, 12

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.

Feb 26, 08

Sid Richardson Museum of Art. Our downtown Fort Worth neighbor has an excellent collection with images and support information about these two iconic american artists. Highly recommended.

Aug 23, 13

Francine and Sterling Clark Institute. This is a series of videos produced by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute that explore the themes, contexts and techniques of Winslow Homer works in the Clark collection.

Jan 12, 09

George Eastman House. Search by photographer to access this ever-growing online collection. Highly recommended.

Jan 13, 09

Library of Congress. Focuses on the first color photography used by the federal government to capture the effects of the Depression on rural and small town populations.

Jan 20, 12

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,

Apr 26, 07

Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Explores the work of Texas cowboy and photographer Erwin Smith. Includes TEKS-correlated lessons and an overview of cowboy life, using Smith's photographs as illustration. Highly recommended.

Apr 26, 07

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

Apr 25, 07

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.

Apr 25, 07

The National Portrait Gallery. Celebrates the nation's first president through an exploration of Gilbert Stuart's portrait. The interactive portrait component is both fun and educational.

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