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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

Migration at the U.S.-Mexico Border

This activity helps students consider the human experience of migration by analyzing a portrait using "jumping in" strategies to describe the sensory experience; answering a series of guided questions to interpret the portrait before and after reading the informational text about the artist and portrait; and finally, reading relevant articles about migration at the US-Mexican border and using academic vocabulary to describe the push and pull factors at play and other characteristics of this example of migration.

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

The collection was originally intended for use in Human Geography, specifically the unit on Population Demographics and Migration.

As this collection description is directed toward teachers, the collection itself is written and structured for student use and could be completed independently, in a group classroom setting and/or online.
Kristin Kowalew

Early Contact between Native American and Europeans

These materials are designed to accompany a Socratic Seminar associated with the AP United States History class Periods 1 & 2.
Maureen Minard

Alison Bechdel

Lehrer's multi-media portrait of acclaimed cartoonist and graphic novelist , Alison Bechdel, is an engaging image. I envision that it could help facilitate a lively discussion and inspire an exploration of self-identity with students at the secondary level in the visual as well as the language arts.

Riva Lehrer's interest in figuration and portraiture stems from living with a visible and significant disability. "Being stared at, and looking back, has colored my work for twenty years. Most of my collaborators have been people with impairments, visible or not. Some have no impairments but qualify for other reasons. We start with long interviews, in order to get a strong narrative sense of the relationship between their body and their life." Lehrer started this portrait of graphic novelist Alison Bechdel while Bechdel was working on Are You My Mother, a follow-up to her memoir, Fun Home. Bechdel provided a full-scale drawing of her mother, which Lehrer then transferred onto paper with blue acrylic. Lehrer says the portrait "grew out of discussions about being haunted by a lost parent, and [the awareness] that one's mother is the ultimate mirror of the self for a daughter."

Alison Bechdel (the sitter)
Riva Lehrer (the artist)
Chicago, IL
Charcoal, mixed media, and 3-D collage on paper
Sandy Hindin Stone
Tammy French


Chalene Hume

Aquaponics: The interdependence of Soil Free Plants and Fish

Creating solutions for food deserts in urban communities
bonita mickens

Benefits of Soil

Soils are living, breathing, changing natural systems that form the basis for all land ecosystems—forests, deserts, wetland, tundra, etc.—and that enter into our daily lives in amazing ways.  This multi-step activity explores what is in our soils. You’ll have a chance to get your hands dirty through environmental awareness.
Cindy Long


Rock Collection
Marlo Braun


Science unit 4
Erin Carrico

Phases of the Moon

Earth and Space
Mildred Pope


how weather affects climate
Kathryn Bell

First Collection

Team Science
Peter Norgren


To connect landforms found on Earth to other planets within the Milky Way Galaxy.
G.T. McDonald

Apollo Space Missions

Information about the Apollo space missions

Karen Prickett


Missouri Forest Ecosystem, Cave Ecosystem
Michelle Cullum

Coral Reef

Coral Reef
Jennifer Blank


The characteristics of the earth, moon, and sun. The relationship of the three.
Samantha Dane


A look at the Moon
Veronica Christiansen

Water Cycle

Michelle Mosiman
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