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<em>The Sick Solider</em>

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?

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<em>The Sick Solider</em>

A House Divided: Reconstruction
How might history have been different if alternate plans for the Reconstruction of the South had been put into practice?

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The Civil War and American Art

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?

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La Virgen y el Niño

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?

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Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze's “Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way.”

Envisioning Manifest Destiny
What did Manifest Destiny mean to the United States? How did Native Americans and African-Americans fit into Westward Expansion?

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Frank Blackwell Mayer's <em>Independence (Squire Jack Porter)</em>.

Federalism to Jacksonian Democracy
What can American landscapes and other paintings tell us about the evolution of democracy in the United States?

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George Catlin's “Stu-mick-o-súcks, Buffalo Bull's Back Fat, Head Chief, Blood Tribe.”

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?

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<em>Relief Blues</em>

The Great Depression
How can artwork better help us understand the American Experience during the 1930s?

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<em>Diary: December 12, 1941</em>

Learning To Look
How can we look deeper to get more meaning out of visual images?

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<em>Jitterbugs (II)</em>

Posters to Go
What can a work of art reveal about a period of American history?

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<em>Norman Rockwell</em>

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

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<em>Young Omahaw, War Eagle, Little Missouri, and Pawnees</em>

The West As America
What can we learn about early American views of the frontier by looking at artwork depicting the West?

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<em>Washington Resigning His Commission</em>

Young America: George Washington Lesson
What can we learn about leadership from writings about and images of George Washington?

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