• Life on the Great Plains

    Created September 28, 2010
    Life on the Great Plains: Plains indians on horseback

    Examine the history and geography of a region that has been at the heart of the American experience.

  • Portraits: I've Just Seen a Face

    Created September 27, 2010
    Portraits: Boy with Saturday Evening Post

    Students learn to analyze a variety of portraits, both literary and visual.

  • In My Other Life

    Created September 27, 2010
    In My Other Life: African Ceremonial Mask

    Find out what it might feel like to grow up in an Asian, African, or Latin American country.

  • Images at War

    Created September 26, 2010
    Images at War: Gettysburg Dead

    Explore American attitudes toward conflict through Civil War photographs and World War II poster art.

  • Common Visions, Common Voices

    Created September 25, 2010
    Common Visions, Common Voices: African Sculpture

    Trace similar motifs in the artwork and folklore of India, Africa, the Maya, and Native Americans.

  • Sodbusters!

    Created September 24, 2010
    Sodbusters!

    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.

  • Depression-Era Photographs: Worth a Thousand Words

    Created September 23, 2010
    Depression-Era Photographs: Woman at sowing machine

    Spend a day with a model American family and the photographer who molded our view of their lives.

    James Madison, The First Amendment, and The Bill of Rights

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    "All power in human hands is liable to be abused." — James Madison

  • Launchpad: Mexican Holidays

    Created August 26, 2010
  • Launchpad: Esperanza Rising

    Created August 26, 2010