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American Art to discover American Identity

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Choose an art work and complete the Claim-Support-Question thinking routine.  Consider how the artwork expresses the American experience.  

  1. Make a claim about the artwork and what you think it expresses about the American Experience.
  2. Identify support (from the art work) for your claim.
  3. Ask a question related to your claim. (Write it down to ask to the class).  This will facilitate discussion when you present your thoughts about this art to the class.


Art Class

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Scenes of American Life (Beach)

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An American Puzzle

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American Farm Hand

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Untitled

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Black & White

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Untitled (Man, Woman, and Dog)

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Amendment #8

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George Washington

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Her Leisure Hour

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(Landscape)

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The Waiting Room

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The Solidity of the Road to Metaphor and Memory

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Village Green

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And He Disappeared out of Their Sight

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Root of Jesse

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Mrs. Thomas B. Bryan

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Where the Trail Forks

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From the Shawangunk Mountains

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Cephlapod 5

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Marian Anderson

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