art history

Teacher’s guide: Notre Dame Cathedral fire

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Learn more about the Notre Dame fire and the history of the cathedral with this PBS NewsHour lesson plan. Continue reading

How this museum preserves thousands of photographs

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Use this PBS lesson plan to learn how the Art Institute of Chicago preserves and repairs thousands of photographs. Continue reading

Modern construction leads to discoveries of Rome’s ancient past

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In this lesson plan, students will learn about new discoveries from Rome’s ancient past. Continue reading

Class debate: Artists lock horns over Fearless Girl and Charging Bull sculptures

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Two sculptures located in New York City’s Financial District have artists and art appreciators locking horns in a sticky debate about art, commercial intent and public…read more

Lesson plan: Six murals tell the story of La Amistad and the African slave trade

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On a moonless night in July 1839, several enslaved Africans unshackled themselves and crept up to the deck of La Amistad where they attacked and killed all but two of their captors. In this lesson, students will learn the story of Amistad through videos and six murals by Hale Woodruff, an artist eager to use his skills to create social change. Continue reading

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