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Picturing America On Screen

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Through the Picturing America initiative, the NEH aims to tell the story of America through its art. Picturing America is an innovative program that helps teach American history and provides individuals with a gateway to the broader world of the humanities. With a special grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, WNET producers took on the task of constructing these video segments, augmenting the NEH initiative in creating Picturing America on Screen. Picturing America is composed of 40 carefully selected works of art spanning several centuries -- all by American painters, sculptors, photographers, and architects. The NEH has distributed large, high-quality reproductions of these images, along with a teacher's resource book, lesson plans, and materials, to schools and libraries nationwide. Picturing America's resources -- including the PicturingAmerica.neh.gov website unlock the potential in each work of art to enhance the study of American history, social studies, language arts, literature, and civics.

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  • Through the Picturing America initiative, the NEH aims to tell the story of America through its art. Picturing America is an innovative program that helps teach American history and provides individuals with a gateway to the broader world of the humanities. With a special grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, WNET producers took on the task of constructing these video segments, augmenting the NEH initiative in creating Picturing America on Screen. Picturing America is composed of 40 carefully selected works of art spanning several centuries -- all by American painters, sculptors, photographers, and architects. The NEH has distributed large, high-quality reproductions of these images, along with a teacher's resource book, lesson plans, and materials, to schools and libraries nationwide. Picturing America's resources -- including the PicturingAmerica.neh.gov website unlock the potential in each work of art to enhance the study of American history, social studies, language arts, literature, and civics.

    Length: 01:15:23
    Usage rights: Expires 9/17/2020

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