Picturing United States History: An Online Resource for Teaching With Visual Evidence
In April 2006 ASHP/CML received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support Picturing United States History: An Online Resource for Teaching with Visual Evidence. Based on the belief that visual materials are vital to understanding the American past, Picturing U.S. History (PUSH) will provide Web-based guides, essays, case studies, classroom activities, and online forums that help teachers incorporate visual evidence into their classroom practice. The website will supplement standard accounts of U.S. history with visual analysis and activities that allow students to engage with the process of interpretation in a more robust fashion than through text alone.
Picturing U.S. History, which has been designated a We, The People project by NEH, will begin this coming January with a three-day workshop involving the unique collaboration of participating historians and art historians. Watch for reports on PUSH in upcoming newsletters.