Humanities in Class: Webinar Series

Using Art in History and Literature Classes: What’s the Story? Part 2: Historical Context

Lead Scholar: John Coffey (Deputy Director for Art, North Carolina Museum of Art) and Ashley Weinard (Educator, North Carolina Museum of Art)

April 26, 2012

Works of art are rich primary documents that can enhance student understanding of American culture. This two-part seminar explores three American paintings to see what they can tell students about slavery, immigration, and the plight of the American farmer.

In this second session, the seminar demonstrates how historical information can inform our understanding and interpretation of works of art. The seminar alsos provide lesson plans that demonstrate how to integrate art into the teaching of history and literature.

Subjects: Art; Literature; History; Slavery; Immigration; Agricultural Workers; Art Criticism; Pedagogy