Resources: Teacher Guides
A House Divided: Civil War Photography
What can photographs of the Civil War tell us about the conflict and developments in the documentation of war?
A House Divided: Reconstruction
How might history have been different if alternate plans for the Reconstruction of the South had been put into practice?
The Civil War and American Art: Teacher Guide
What can American Art teach us about the transformative impact of the Civil War on the country?
Colonial Art from Puerto Rico: un folleto bilingüe
What can artwork from the Puerto Rico's colonial period tell us about the history of the island and its culture?
Envisioning Manifest Destiny
What did Manifest Destiny mean to the United States? How did Native Americans and African-Americans fit into Westward Expansion?
Federalism to Jacksonian Democracy
What can American landscapes and other paintings tell us about the evolution of democracy in the United States?
George Catlin & his Indian Gallery
What can George Catlin's artworks and other primary sources reveal about the natives of the Great Plains and their interaction with nineteenth-century white culture?
The Great Depression
How can artwork better help us understand the American Experience during the 1930s?
What do Carl Van Vechten's photographs from the 1930s tell us about the New Negro Movement as well as the causes and effects of the Harlem Renaissance?
Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell
How does Norman Rockwell tell a story in a single frame?
Norman Rockwell Artworks
Artworks featured in the Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell teacher guide
The West As America
What can we learn about early American views of the frontier by looking at artwork depicting the West?