Collections for the Classroom: Media and Visual Culture: Imagery and National Identity over Two Centuries

Cultural Organizations Dedicated to Educators Workshop

March 10, 2021

Visual images, from post-Revolutionary paintings and prints to twentieth century newsreels, have shaped the way Americans understand our nation’s history and ideals. This session examined images that helped define and redefine American national identity over nearly two hundred and fifty years and considered how to use those images in a digital learning environment.

Co-presenters with the American Revolution Institute included the American Antiquarian Society, The Huntington and the National Portrait Gallery. This session was the fourth in a professional development series for K-12 educators series titled “Teaching History While Living History” presented by Cultural Organizations Dedicated to Educators.



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