What does it mean to be a nation?
Picturing America is the National Endowment for the Humanities’ project to use American art to help people understand our nation’s founding principles and our history.
The Picturing America portfolio includes 40 large-scale, high-quality
reproductions of American masterpieces, from pottery to photography. More than 550 schools, libraries and Head Start programs in New Jersey have received Picturing America.
|Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000), The Migration of the Negro Panel no. 57, 1940-1941
Click here for more information on Picturing America, including resources for teachers.
How is NJCH helping teachers with Picturing America?
The New Jersey Council for the Humanities has partnered with NJN to produce a segment of the award-winning show State of the Arts highlighting how Picturing America is being used in four classrooms in the state. From a Head Start program to a high school technology class, teachers are incorporating Picturing America into their lessons in creative ways, demonstrating the range and possibilities inherent in Picturing America.
Featured in the episode are:
- Jewel Kornegay, lead teacher, Lamia Aly and Channan Vincent, program aides, and Vikki Eadie, Director, Little Cherubs Head Start, Hamilton
- Michele Ann Frey, media specialist, and Diane Canzanese, art teacher, Larchmont Elementary School, Mt. Laurel
- Keisha Daley, 8th grade social studies teacher, Greater Newark Charter School, Newark
- Tim McElroy, technology teacher, and Kathy Paterek, English teacher, Dover High School, Dover
Did you miss the episode when it aired? You can watch online at: NJN - New Jersey Public Television and Radio.
The New Jersey Council for the Humanities has made this program possible with support from the We The People initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities.