John Wesley Powell begins the first exploration of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado

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College and Career Readiness Text Exemplars: Summer Reading for Teachers

Summer Reading for Teachers, Grades 6–8

Stories │ Drama │ Poetry │ Informational Texts: English Language ArtsInformational Texts: History/Social Studies Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics, and Technical Subjects

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(L) – Lesson │ (W) – Website │ (B) – Blog │ (P) – Prezi │
(F) – Feature, Magazine Feature │ (I) – Interactive, Launchpad │ (V) – Video

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Bridging Cultures's Muslim Journeys: The Islamic Art Spots

Seven visual essays presented in video casts designed to make art from Muslim societies an integral part of the Muslim Journeys experience. The Art Spots were written and presented by D. Fairchild Ruggles, Professor of Art, Architecture, and Landscape History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and produced by Twin Cities Public Television.

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The Story of Movies

The Film Foundation offers an interdisciplinary curriculum to expose new generations to classic cinema and to teach them about the cultural, artistic, and historical significance of film. Teaching Units include: Robert Mulligan’s To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Frank Capra’s Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), and Robert Wise’s The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951).

Statue of Freedom set atop the Capitol Dome in Washington DC

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Martin Scorsese, American film director, born

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Washington Crossing the Delaware, Emanuel Leutze (1816–1868), 1851

Emanuel Leutze’s Symbolic Scene of Washington Crossing the Delaware

On Christmas Night 1776, Washington crossed the Delaware River to attack Britain’s Hessian army at Trenton.

How Teachers Can Make the Most of “The Dust Bowl”

Related EDSITEment Lesson Plans and other Content for Dust Bowl

Florence Thompson and her children in pea pickers campConnect to the Dust Bowl through these peer-reviewed lessons and websites from EDSITEment.

Abraham Lincoln bust, Saint Gaudens, Museum of American Art, Washington, DC

The Civil War in Art

The Civil War in Art: Teaching and Learning through Chicago Collections from the Terra Foundation for American Art is designed for teachers and students to learn about the Civil War and connect to the issues, events, and people of the era through works of art. Included is an image gallery, classroom projects, a glossary, and more...

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Picturing Early America: People, Places, and Events 1770–1870

A resource developed from NEH Summer Institutes held at Salem State University exploring early American art and culture. The website assists teachers of American history, literature, art, geography, social studies, American studies, and other fields who wish to incorporate American art into their classrooms. It includes podcasts, unit plans, and print and electronic bibliographies.