Discover dynamic education programs and curriculum resources about the history of our city, state, and nation.
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THE ART OF HISTORY
Enhance your historical studies with the visual arts! The Art of History is a multi-modal exploration of American history specifically crafted to engage young learners turned-off by traditional teaching methodologies. In each five-lesson series, students learn history, art history, and art making, and then create a work of art that showcases their mastery of new content and skills.
Residencies are taught by an experienced art educator and include art supplies and a teacher resource packet with vocabulary lists and suggested pre- and post-visit activities.
Every Art of History series is five lessons long. Each program is written to last one class period, up to an hour. For New York City schools, a minimum of two programs per day is required to book; for schools outside the five boroughs the minimum is three programs per day. Series cost $600/class for NYC schools or $750/class for schools outside the five boroughs. A $120 planning session fee is added for each series, and an educator will come to your school to set dates and review content with participating teachers.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-485-9293.
WHAT DOES EACH RESIDENCY INCLUDE?
A New-York Historical Art Educator visits your school to meet with the participating teachers to introduce the program, review objectives, present suggested pre- and post-activities, and discuss art-making logistics.
Students examine primary sources—including artifacts, documents, and images—in small groups to learn about a particular topic in New York and American history.
Students analyze works of art from the period to discover how they reflect historical themes from Session 1. They discuss techniques and artistic principles and participate in a hands-on exploration of a particular art medium to become familiar with its properties.
Sessions 3 & 4
Students make art projects employing what they learned about history and art techniques in previous sessions.
Students reflect upon what they learned about the topic in history and how their finished projects demonstrate those understandings through reflective writing and class discussion.
Support for Art of History is provided by the Henry Nias Foundation.