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We the People: Who are We as an American People?

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Civics +3 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

We the People: Who are We as an American People? explores the ways in which artists and sitters use portraiture as a means to convey American history and identity. Students will learn about American geography, culture, civilization, symbols, and the Civil War through the faces of the people who have shaped the United States of America.

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We the People

Nicole Vance

American Geography

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See Think Wonder

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Powhatan

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George Washington and His Family

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Ulysses S. Grant

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Mary McLeod Bethune

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Admiral William Frederick Halsey

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Discussion

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Claim Support Question

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Red Jacket (Sagoyewatha)

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George Washington Carver

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Edward O. Wilson

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American Civil War

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Discussion

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Abraham Lincoln

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Harriet Tubman

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Robert E. Lee

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Discussion

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Discussion

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Frederick Douglass

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Compare and Contrast

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DeRay Mckesson

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Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Compare and Contrast

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Legacy

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Harriet Tubman

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Compare and Contrast

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First Lady Michelle Obama

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Discussion

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American Civilization

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Discussion

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Sequoyah

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Noah Webster

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Discussion

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Jump in!

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Men of Progress

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Julie Packard

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Discussion

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Strike a Pose!

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Maya Lin 1:5

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Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Gertrude Stein

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LL COOL J

Catalog of American Portraits

Discussion

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The Return to Aztlan

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The Four Justices

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Dr. Marta Moreno Vega

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John F. Kennedy

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President Barack Obama

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American Symbols

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Discussion

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30 Second Look

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George Washington (Lansdowne Portrait)

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We Owe Allegiance to No Crown

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Discussion

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Ulysses S. Grant

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Compare and Contrast

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Hidden Wounds

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Grant and His Generals

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Compare and Contrast

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Discussion

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Robert F. Kennedy

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Yarrow Mamout

Catalog of American Portraits

Rosa Parks

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Barack Obama

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Stuart's Red, White and Blue

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Discussion

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Claim Support Question

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Legacy

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Marian Anderson

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The Four Justices

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American Culture

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Discussion

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See Think Wonder

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Indra Nooyi

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John R. Lewis

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Elvis Presley

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Dolores Huerta

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Muhammad Ali

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Russell Means

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Oprah Winfrey

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Theodore Roosevelt

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W. E. B. Du Bois

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Discussion

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