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The Four Justices

My objectives in this lesson are threefold. The first is for students to understand what is a portrait and what is a group portrait. The second objective is for them to be able to recognize the difference between a painting and a photograph. Third I want them to be able to create a group portrait that depicts them in the future in a sucessful job or career. This collection was created in conjunction with the National Portrait Gallery's 2016 Learning to Look Summer Teacher Institute. #NPGteach:Portrait;NationalPortraitGallery;

Tags: #NPGteach:Portrait;National Portrait Gallery;
Fylis Peckham

Selfies Back Then... and Now - Selfies de Antes y de Ahora

Selfies Back Then... and Now - Selfies de Antes y de Ahora

This collection was produced by Marcela Velikovsky and Whitfield Mastin from Bullis School, and Vicky Masson from Sheridan School, in conjunction with the National Portrait Gallery’s 2016 Learning to Look Summer Teacher Institute.
TAGS: #NPGteach, portrait, learning to look, National Portrait Galleryduring the Summer Institute "Learning to Look" at the National Portrait Gallery in 2016.

This project is based on the work by José Gómez Sicre. We want to guide students in their understanding of the work, José Gómez Sicre and José Clemente Orozco, by utilizing reading portrait strategies and an extension exercise in which they create their own selfie. Students are exposed to many tools that allow them to access and evaluate information and a diverse perspective that are available through art and the cultures it represents. This project integrates a number of techniques that allow students to gain a more in depth understanding of the Latin American culture.
Maria Velikovsky

Harriet Tubman - How Do We Remember?

Harriet Tubman was a famous conductor on the Underground Railroad. She is remembered in many different ways. We're going to examine some of the ways she is remembered by artists, historians, writers, musicians and other folks.
Sarah Fuller

George Washington

Collection of George
Barbara Uebing

American Bald Eagle

How did the bald eagle become the symbol of America? What symbolism did Native Americans find in the bald eagle?
This Collection of resources on the American bald eagle includes images, videos, sculptures, and stamps that depict the American bald eagle.
Bill Lofink

Counterculture of the 1960s

This collection features photographs, texts, posters, and links to additional resources that depict the counterculture movement of the 1960s. There are discussion questions embedded throughout the collection for students to consider while examining these resources.

Key terms:
Civil Rights Movement
Anti-war movement
Linda Muller

My Nighstand

A collection of resources, some of which may be on my nightstand, that illustrate me.
Linda Muller

Nightstand Portrait

Items you may find on my nightstand
Bill Lofink

Teaching with Objects

This collection demonstrates the range of ways that you can teach with historic objects.

Inventions: The mousetrap

In the 1800s there were several designs of the mousetrap that came into prominence. This collection shows some of the various designs that were used. One great extension activity is for the students to design and create mousetrap cars.
Chris Campbell

Voices of Bull Run

To use when we read Bull Run by Paul Fleischman

Cyrus McCormick

This collection contains images related to Cyrus Hall McCormick and farming implements designed or inspired by Cyrus Hall McCormick.
Dan Langen

Easter Rabbits, Bunnies, and Hares

So many rabbits, bunnies, hares, and more!
Darren Milligan

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

In our 4th grade classroom, we have something called Friday Biographies. As part of our humanities and global studies school wide program, students learn about people they do not generally know who have made significant contributions to our country, society, and/or history. The subjects tend to be women and minorities. I used this Learning Lab to create an introduction to Elizabeth Cady Stanton using different ways of looking at a portrait and the thinking routine,, "I used to think..., but now I think..." before our reading of Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote. This collection was created in conjunction with the National Portrait Gallery's 2016 Learning to Look Summer Teacher Institute.
TAGS: #NPGteach, portrait, learning to look, National Portrait Gallery

Hirshhorn's Pokémon Go Stops

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has a number of PokeStops (a place in the physical world where you can pick up "items" to play the mobile geolocation game Pokemon Go).

This collection explores the sculpture and architecture at of the stops at the Hirshhorn. Not all of the works listed as stops in the game are still on view. This collection provides information for the stops no longer on view and for other interesting sculptures nearby!
Ashley Meadows

My Nightstand

What you might find on my nightstand....
Kate Harris

Olympic Logos

Kate Harris

Presidential Elections

History of presidential elections
Erin Kizziar


All about Louisiana
Renee Fruge

Evolution of Urban Life in America, 1950-2015

The objective is to help students understand the effects of politics, economics, and cultural shifts in urban areas during the turn of the 21st century. Students will compare and contrast types of sources in digesting the content. Students will observe an artist’s documentation of a building in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. Then, they will use images and primary sources of a popular local D.C. neighborhood.
Maureen Minard

Ethiopian History

9th Grade African Studies Class, Ethiopia Unit
Maureen Minard

Bloody Sunday: Selma and A March for Freedom

Sunday morning, March 7, 1965, several hundred protesters gathered in Selma Alabama planning to march to Montgomery in the hopes of obtaining federal protection for a voting rights statute. As the group, led by John Lewis and members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, approached the Edmund Pettus Bridge they were blocked by Alabama State Troopers and local police. The confrontation turned violent after law enforcement ordered the protesters to turn around and when they didn't comply they were assaulted with tear gas and beaten with billy clubs resulting in more than 50 people being hospitalized.

Key terms:
Civil Rights
Civil Rights Movement

Maureen Minard

Did the Industrial Revolution Make Life Better for Everyone?

A collection focused on teaching the Industrial Revolution. The artifacts found in this collection are intended to be used as part of an Inquiry Design Model (IDM). Within the IDM, images could not only be used within staging the question, but also to help students build contextual knowledge under the supporting questions of (1) what changes were made in manufacturing, (2) how did society benefit from industrialization, and (3) what were the challenges society faced during industrialization? #C3Framework #TeachingInquiry
Jennifer Fraker
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