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The Great Debate: Portraiture and Primary Sources

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Language Arts And English +7 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

This collection is created in conjunction with a professional development workshop facilitated by the National Portrait Gallery and Teaching with Primary Sources Northern Virginia (TPSNVA is funded by a grant from the Library of Congress). 

Have you ever wondered if a portrait is a primary source? In this workshop, we will examine portraits from the Portrait Gallery, along with primary sources from the Library of Congress, to consider this question and explore connections between the two distinct collections. Participants will brainstorm and come up with strategies to incorporate these rich resources into their English and social studies curriculum.  

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Pocahontas

National Portrait Gallery

George Washington (Lansdowne Portrait)

National Portrait Gallery

Primary or Secondary Warm-Up

Teaching with Primary Sources, Northern Virginia (a partnership with the Library of Congress)

Primary_or_Secondary_Option_2.pptx

Teaching with Primary Sources of Northern Virginia

Sort It Out

Briana White

Grace Murray Hopper

National Portrait Gallery

Frank Zappa

National Portrait Gallery

Jacob Lawrence

National Portrait Gallery

R. C. Gorman

National Portrait Gallery

Chien-Shiung Wu

National Portrait Gallery

Chita Rivera

National Portrait Gallery

George Takei

National Portrait Gallery

Buddy Holly

National Portrait Gallery

The Everly Brothers

National Portrait Gallery

Edward O. Wilson

National Portrait Gallery

Ulysses S. Grant

National Portrait Gallery

Eunice Kennedy Shriver

National Portrait Gallery

Civil War Naval Officers

National Portrait Gallery

The Return to Aztlan

National Portrait Gallery

Rosa Parks

National Portrait Gallery

Franklin D. Roosevelt

National Portrait Gallery

Langston Hughes

National Portrait Gallery

Men of Progress

National Portrait Gallery

Lewis Wickes Hine

National Portrait Gallery

Helpful Resources

Briana White

Prints as History

Wendy Wick Reaves