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.
Amon Carter Museum. The drawings and watercolors on this site were created by James Gilchrist Benton, Edward Everett, and Sarah Ann Lillie Hardinge. These works show that even in 1850 the young state was still very much a frontier. Includes two of the ear
Metropolitan Museum of Art. The film series "82nd and Fifth" continues with an interesting look at Gifford, one of the Hudson River School artists. Compare it with t"The View from Eagle Rock, New Jersey" at the Amon Carter. Met curator Betsy Kornhauser sh
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This overview of the first American art movement is concise and precise. The Met also has a wonderful collection of works from this era online.
Amon Carter Museum. Takes visitors around the world through Porter's color photographs. The site discusses issues of image making, compositions, expression through color, and environmental issues. Highly recommended.
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