Bringing History Alive

First Look: Interpreting Early European Artistic Renderings of the New World

Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 | 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (EST)

Le Moyne, 'Athore shows Laudonnière the Marker Column set up by Ribault'


Michael Gaudio

Associate Professor of Art History
University of Minnesota

About the Seminar

“First Look: Interpreting Early European Artistic Renderings of the New World” is part of the Osceola County School District’s “Bringing History Alive” project. This endeavor will improve the teaching and learning of American History through professional development that interweaves content, pedagogy, and technology. The objectives are to increase teachers’ content knowledge and understanding of American history; to provide teachers with innovative teaching techniques and resources to create, practice, and disseminate historically rich and engaging lessons; and to improve student achievement in, interest in, and understanding of American history.

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Assigned Readings

To incorporate seminar texts into your teaching, we offer the National Humanities Center’s Primary Document Application Form. “Illustrating the New World,” from the National Humanities Center’s online toolbox, American Beginnings: The European Presence in North America, 1492–1690.
  1. Note and Discussion Questions
  2. Theodore de Bry, engravings and publication of Harriot’s account of the 1584 Roanoke expedition and the Algonquian Indians, 1590 (PDF)
  3. Theodore de Bry, engravings and publication of Le Moyne’s account of the 1564 French settlement at Fort Caroline and the Timucua Indians, 1591 (PDF)


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