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Using Close Investigation of Artworks to Tell Stories and Take Perspectives

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Language Arts And English +2 Age Levels Preschool (0 to 4 years old), Primary (5 to 8 years old)

This collection provides opportunities for students to uncover the deeper meaning of and build an understanding behind an artist’s work, reveal an artist’s personal values, as well as begin developing empathy and sparking curiosity through close observation, perspective-taking and questioning. This deeper look into artwork can be used as a catalyst for students to share their own works, and act as an agent for action in their larger community.

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National Museum of African Art

Organization Slide

Erik Lindemann

Teacher Guide

Andrea Croft

Portrait of the Downer Children

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Portrait of Agnes Elizabeth Claflin

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Chromogenic print of Gabby Douglas

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Boy with a Fishing Pole

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Mrs. James Smith and Grandson

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gwendolyn

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Reading Portraiture Guide For Educators

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Education Department

Resources Arrow

Erik Lindemann

Guswenta Two-Row Wampum Belt

National Museum of the American Indian

Every Picture Has a Story

Smithsonian Instituion

Rainbow Serpent

National Museum of African Art

Classroom Mural

Andrea Croft

Completed mural

Andrea Croft