Students learn to analyze a variety of portraits, both literary and visual.
Find out what it might feel like to grow up in an Asian, African, or Latin American country.
Explore American attitudes toward conflict through Civil War photographs and World War II poster art.
Trace similar motifs in the artwork and folklore of India, Africa, the Maya, and Native Americans.
Students examine photographs of sod houses, build a model sod house, and picture themselves living in a soddie to gain a firsthand perspective on this important period of American history.
Spend a day with a model American family and the photographer who molded our view of their lives.
El Grito de Delores and Cinco de Mayo are Mexican holidays. Both commemorate battles fought by the Mexican people in the nineteenth century against European colonizers. El Grito de Delores, Mexico's Independence Day, commemorates the beginning of Mexico's war for independence against the Spanish in September, 1810. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory in the Battle of Puebla against the French in May of 1862.