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Picturing United States History: An Online Resource For Teaching With Visual Evidence

Published March 30, 2011


Picturing U.S. History

On October 1, 2008, ASHP/CML will launch our latest website, Picturing United States History: An Online Resource for Teaching with Visual Evidence. Representing a unique collaboration between historians and art historians, Picturing U.S. History is based on the belief that visual materials are vital to understanding the American past. Visitors to the new website will find Web-based guides, essays, case studies, classroom activities, and online forums to assist high school teachers and college instructors to incorporate visual evidence into their classroom practice. The website supplements other U.S. history resources with visual materials, analysis, and activities that allow students to engage with the process of interpretation in a more robust fashion than through text alone.

The website’s debut features a series of public online forums guest moderated by noted scholars of American history and culture. In October, Professor David Jaffee of the Bard Graduate Center will moderate a discussion on visual evidence and Jacksonian America. In November a discussion on Colonial America will be led by Professor Peter Mancall of the University of Southern California.

We invite you to visit Picturing U.S. History in October. To sign-up for

the Picturing U.S. History forums on Jacksonian America and Colonial America, go to: Forums.

Picturing U.S. History is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of its We, The People initiative.

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