Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Picturing America


These are some of the best teaching materials available and they are FREE! This collection of art tells the story of our country. This unit can easily be incorporated into media literacy because it demonstrates the powerful messages that can be communicated by images. The images speak powerfully, inspire fresh thinking, and connects us to our past. Picturing America, an exciting new initiative from the National Endowment for the Humanities, brings masterpieces of American art into classrooms and libraries nationwide. Through this innovative program, students and citizens will gain a deeper appreciation of our country’s history and character through the study and understanding of its art.

I encourage eveyone to order these free materials which can be easily done on the website. It will take 5-6 months to receive them, but they are well worth the wait.

1 comment:

  1. I visited this website and was disappointed to learn that they are no longer accepting requests as the deadline has past. Thought you might want to know.