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Map Terms Reynolds

Vocabulary you will use when reading a map

Erin Reynolds

California: Treasure the Golden State

Enjoy this immersive experience as we traverse one of America's greatest states, California. We will be exploring the past, present, and future of the Golden State as we observe its impact on technology and culture, as well as its natural beauty.

Calvin Coolidge

Salem Witchcraft Trials

Chantal Walvoord


All Things Mayan
Chantal Walvoord


Chantal Walvoord

See Think Wonder: Exploring an Artwork, "Men of Progress"

This collection uses the Harvard Project Zero Visible Thinking routine, "See Think Wonder" for exploring works of art. The strategy is paired with an artwork from the National Portrait Gallery entitled "Men of Progress", which features nineteen American scientists and inventors of the 19th century who "had altered the course of contemporary civilization." . Once you have examined the artwork and answered the questions, view the additional videos and artifacts from the National Portrait Gallery and the National Museum of American History included to learn more and see how your interpretation compares with that of the experts.

(Videos of each of the sitters are arranged in order from left to right.)
Ashley Naranjo

Turn of the Century Entertainment in America

This collection provides opportunities for students to examine the types of entertainment popularized at the turn of the century.

Nathan Galiyas

1950's Intro

Important images of the late 1940s and 1950s.

Frank Paciaroni

Reconstruction in the American South #TeachingInquiry

This collection contains images, lithographs, and written documents pertaining to the period of Reconstruction. Reconstruction marks the period in American history beginning in 1863 and lasting through 1877. This collection will help to better understand the role Reconstruction played in re-establishing race relations and enfranchising African Americans, but also the struggles African Americans faced in upholding their rights. People who view this collection will be able to analyze and respond to the question "Was Reconstruction successful?" #TeachingInquiry

Rania Assily

Look for the Helpers: Analyzing Social Movements

Mr. Rogers is quoted as saying, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping." This collection will give students a framework to "look for the helpers"--the people who are trying to change society for the better during difficult times. Students will be introduced to a variety of strategies and tactics used in social movements, and consider how these might apply to an area of their own interest.

Included is a chart listing possible strategies for social movements that encourages students to find examples of tactics/strategies from the collection and determine the goals of each.

Opportunities for extension include:

Identify a social movement that relies on more than one strategy (most do). Can you create a "recipe" listing the various tactics used to create a successful movement?

Who is involved? Choose one of the examples from above to study further. Who was involved in that particular tactic or strategy? Consider different occupations (teacher, writer, church leader, student, mother) and also different demographics (gender, race, age, ethnicity, etc.)

What's missing? Are there strategies that you have encountered in your research that don't fit into this chart?

Kate Harris

1950s Conformity and Counterculture

The 1950s were a period of post-war peace and prosperity. The growing economy and baby boom led to a culture of consumerism and growing Cold War tensions led to an embrace of all things American. This student activity includes a number of images reflecting the 1950s (most of them in postage stamp form). After investigating these images and evaluating how they support or challenge conformity, students are asked to research the counterculture that began to develop in the 1950s. The final assessment asks students to create a stamp image reflecting one of the people, events, or movements that pushed back against 1950s conformity.

Guiding questions:
-What caused a sense of American conformity to develop in the 1950s? How was this feeling expressed?
-What challenges to conformity existed in the 1950s?
-Is it more "American" to conform or to rebel?
Kate Harris

bonnie and clyde

lovers and theives

kane mcluckie

The use of objects in teaching language, communications and information exchange.

A collection of education and teaching images that help us assess the value and utility of using real objects when presenting classes that involve language, communication and information exchange skills. #Teachinginquiry

Donald Guadagni

Industrial Revolution

Honors US History
Emily Kaplan

Lister and Pasteur

Resources for a 5th grade Science lesson

Erin Kizziar

Geometry Midterm Review

Michael Phillips



Brandon Peifer

The Holocaust

This is a collection of resources to help students understand The Holocaust based on works of art and sculptures.

Mary Mehsikomer

The Concept of God in Hinduism

This topical collection is meant to serve as a starting point to explore the concept of god in Hinduism. Students can review the images in the collection for clues to help them answer questions like:

-How are gods portrayed in relation to other gods, people, or animals?

-Do there seem to be one god or many gods? Do they seem to be male or female?

-What common symbols or poses are present? What do you think they mean?

-What kinds of powers do the god figures seem to have? In what ways are they like human beings and in what ways are they different?

The final resource in this collection is a video that gives insight into the Hindu concept of god. After exploring this collection, encourage students to choose one aspect of Hinduism that they would like to research further.

tags: India, religion, Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, trimurti, Ganesh, avatar

Kate Harris

Designing Change with Postage Stamp

Resources available for teachers to challenge students to solve an interdisciplinary challenge, which is to have the students design semi-postal stamp.
Motoko Hioki

Ancient Egyptian Science and Medicine

Sebastian Diaz-Tafel, Cody Barr, Hunter Kelly

Our collection is about Ancient Egyptian science and medicine. We talk about tools and inventions that the Ancient Egyptians used and or invented.

cody barr

George Washington & The Culper Spy Ring

Learn about the important role that espionage played during the Revolutionary War and George Washington’s role as one of our nation's first spymasters.
Jourdan Englert

Balance & Symmetry

Ask students to identify which type of balance is represented in each artwork:

  • Symmetrical balance
  • Radial balance
  • Asymmetrical balance
Jean-Marie Galing

Pittsburgh Landscape

This collection was prepared for a workshop with Pittsburgh Public School teachers about integrating the visual arts with Social Studies curriculum. It models how to use the claim-support-question visible thinking strategy as well as the use of historic lenses that suggest different questions to ask about a work of art.

The content focus of this collection is Pittsburgh during the Great Depression.

Tags: Pittsburgh, Great Depression, 1930s, New Deal, steel mills, workers, economy

Kate Harris
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