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History & Hair: Lesson and Collection

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Cultures +6 Age Levels Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old), Post-Secondary, Adults

What does your hair reveal about your identity? This guided lesson and image gallery invites students to explore their  identity and  to interrogate the role that hair plays in the presentation of self. Using artful looking techniques, students can think critically about the dynamic between the subject and the artist. 

This collection was created in conjunction with the National Portrait Gallery's 2017 Learning to Look Summer Teacher Institute. 

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