August 2018 Blog Posts

A Novel Way to Hitting the Books Again

stack of books
In this Age of Common Core, English Language Arts teachers are always on the lookout for high quality articles on academic subjects which are part of the curriculum. Humanities, the magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is a rich source of these kinds of articles. In this first of a series, we’ve collected a few articles on novelists ranging from Miguel Cervantes to Kurt Vonnegut.Read More »
Categories Closer Readings

“Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now” at the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery

Silhouette drawing of a slave named Flora
The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery exhibition titled “Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now” is the first major exhibition to trace the development of the silhouette as an art form.Read More »
Categories Closer Readings