On October 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty was officially dedicated in New York City in a large celebration featuring President Grover Cleveland and a massive city parade. The statue, designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, was meant as a shared symbol of liberty between the United States and France, and now stands as one of the most iconic American landmarks.
September 27, 2013
Worthwhile homework: Read the latest post from Gifted Exchange with tips on how to make your homework assignments meaningful.
Powerful poetry: Learn about Luisa Banchoff, a terrific young poet who was inspired by a classroom assignment.
Why the arts are central to the Common Core: Teacher Mary Anne Kovacs on incorporating visual art into your literature curriculum.
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August 8, 2013
Each month we are celebrate an American painting. This month’s featured work is Winslow Homer’s The Country School (1871)r. Born in Boston, Massachusetts (1836–1910), Winslow Homer grew to become one of America’s most beloved landscape painters.
July 5, 2013
Thanks to decades of research, we can now catch a glimpse of soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary War. Joe Bauman has dedicated his career to collecting daguerreotypes of Revolutionary War veterans.
While the science of photography did not become widespread until the 1850s, the possibility that some Revolutionary War soldiers lived into their 80’s offered hope to Bauman that records of early patriots may exist.