Map of Tenochtitlan

The Aztecs and the Making of Colonial Mexico

The virtual exhibit from the Newberry Library focuses on Colonial Mexico and the intersection and interaction between a Spanish culture of written knowledge and an Aztec culture of oral knowledge and pictorial writing.

American author John Updike born

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Repeats every year until Sun Mar 18 2035 .
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Rickett's and Steinbeck's Sea of Cortez sardine boat, The Western Flyer, at dock

Tracking John Steinbeck in "The Grapes of Wrath"

Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw teams with Bill Gilly, professor of Marine Biology at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station to discuss the influence of Steinbeck’s best friend, marine biologist Ed Ricketts, on Steinbeck and his work— in particular, "The Grapes of Wrath."

Backstreets of Oaxaca, pastel by Pearl Lau, NEH Participant, 2010

Virtual_Oaxaca

Virtual_Oaxaca is a virtual representation of Oaxaca, the city, surrounding archeological sites, and arts communities. Created by teachers in an NEH-funded Summer Institute. Plan a lesson, watch a video, and peek at Oaxaca on Second Life. More to come!

1935 drawing of Steinbeck by James Fitzgerald. National Portrait Gallery.

John Steinbeck: A Voice for a Region, A Voice for America

This National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for Teachers held at the Steinbeck Institute, San Jose State University, contains a rich collection of scholarly essays, lesson plans, maps, and images covering Steinbeck's work and his world.

1935 drawing of Steinbeck by James Fitzgerald. National Portrait Gallery.

John Steinbeck: A Voice for a Region, A Voice for America

This National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for Teachers held at the Steinbeck Institute, San Jose State University, contains a rich collection of scholarly essays, lesson plans, maps, and images covering Steinbeck's work and his world.

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...

B.F. Liezelt, engraver. View of Salem, ca. 1770-1780. Library of Congressp

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.

Contested Visions website main page image. Colonial painting

Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World

Contested Visions, funded in part by NEH and co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico, examines the significance of indigenous peoples within the artistic landscape of colonial Latin America. The exhibition offers a comparative view of the two principal viceroyalties of Spanish America—Mexico and Peru—from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries.

New Mexico Centennial Online Atlas of Historic Maps

Atlas of Historic New Mexico

NEH affiliate New Mexico Humanities Council's online Atlas of Historic New Mexico maps contains twenty historic maps of New Mexico, annotated with descriptions by the map makers and others people living, working, and exploring in New Mexico at that time.