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Lesson Plans

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The primary goals of our Picturing America School Collaboration Conferences are to encourage and enable teachers to integrate American art from the Picturing America program into the core curriculum and to support teachers in the development of lessons using Picturing America images. We will use this site to collect and post lesson plans.


To submit a lesson plan for this space, please email a PDF or word document to picturingamerica@newberry.org


The lesson plans posted here are organized according to Picturing America images. Click on the links below to see the lesson plans that use that particular image.


3A The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, 1931 (1 Lesson)

4A Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851 (2 Lessons)

5A The Oxbow, 1836 (12 Lessons)

5B Cover Illustration for The Last of the Mohicans, 1919 (1 Lesson)

6A American Flamingo, 1838 (2 Lessons)

6B Catlin Painting the Portrait of Mah-to-toh-pa-Mandan, 1861/1869 (1 Lesson)

7B The County Election, 1852 (2 Lessons)

8A Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California, 1865 (12 Lessons)

8B "Sans Arc Lakota" Ledger Book, 1880-1881 (1 Lesson)

9A The Veteran in a New Field, 1865 (2 Lessons)

11A John Biglin in a Single Scull, c. 1873 (1 Lesson)

12A Portrait of a Boy, 1890 (1 Lesson)

13A Brooklyn Bridge, New York, 1929 (2 Lessons)

13B Autumn Landscape- The River of Life, 1923-1924 (3 Lessons)

14A The Boating Party, 1893/1894 (1 Lesson)

15A American Landscape, 1930 (10 Lessons)

15B The Chrysler Building, 1926-1930 (4 Lessons)

16A House by the Railroad, 1925 (4 Lessons)

16B Fallingwater, 1935-1939 (2 Lessons)

17B The Dove, 1964 (6 Lessons)

18B Migrant Mother, 1936 (1 Lesson)

19A Freedom of Speech, The Saturday Evening Post 1943, 1943 (1 Lesson)

20A Cityscape I, 1963 (1 Lesson)

20B Ladder for Booker T. Washington, 1996 (2 Lessons)

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