ERIC Number: ED394894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
American Sampler: American Art in the Nineteenth Century. Teacher Resource Packet.
Green, Julie Taylor
An examination of 19th century U.S. art and literature reveals the country's strong identification with nature, the ideals of individual freedom and pioneer courage, and the faith in human nature embraced by the immigrants who expanded the country. In the 17th and 18th centuries, U.S. painting reflected the styles and standards of English art. By the early 19th century, the United States was developing its own cultural identity. This resource looks at examples of U.S. decorative arts and painting from the High Museum's permanent collection to underscore this developing U.S. heritage. The resource includes unit objectives for elementary and secondary students in visual arts and social studies. Slide narratives for 16 slides are given along with discussion ideas. Lesson plans are provided for: (1) "Trading and Interdependence"; (2) "American Sampler Community Comparisons"; and (3) "Your Family Tree: When, Where, and Why." A glossary of terms, bibliography, and evaluation sheet conclude the packet. (MM)
Descriptors: Art, Art Appreciation, Art Criticism, Art Education, Art History, Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Museums, Social Studies, United States History, Units of Study, Visual Arts, Visual Literacy
High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 ($12.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers: American Art; Nineteenth Century History
Note: Accompanying 16 slides available from the High Museum of Art.