New Online Teaching Resource: The Civil War in Art
Discover the American Civil War Like Never Before.
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new online resource, The Civil War in Art: Teaching & Learning through Chicago Collections. Civilwarinart.org makes nearly 130 works of art from seven Chicago cultural organizations accessible to teachers, parents, and students around the world.
Developed by a team of museum and library professionals, historians, and teachers, this unique website connects students to the issues, events, and people of the era through:
• A high-resolution, zoomable gallery of objects
• Illustrated essays examining the causes and impact of the war and role that art played
• An extensive glossary of close to 200 art and historical terms and biographies
• Lesson plans developed by teachers for teachers
To learn more about this one-of-a-kind online tool, please visit civilwarinart.org. Follow us on Facebook for updates about new lesson plans and more.
The Civil War in Art: Teaching & Learning through Chicago Collections was funded and developed by the Terra Foundation for American Art in partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago History Museum, Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Library, DuSable Museum of African American History, and Newberry Library.
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