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AP-50021-10Education Programs: Picturing America School Collaboration ProjectsNewberry LibraryInterpreting the American Landscape5/1/2010 - 4/30/2011$68,132.00Rachel Rooney   Newberry LibraryChicagoIL60610-3305USA2010U.S. HistoryPicturing America School Collaboration ProjectsEducation Programs681320681320

One two-day conference for fifty-four high school teachers in the Midwest during summer 2010 to strengthen the use of Picturing America images in core subjects.

The Newberry Library, in collaboration with the Art Institute of Chicago, proposes to host a regional Picturing America School Collaboration Project Conference, which will provide 54 teachers from the Midwest the opportunity to engage with other, with experts in art history, history, literature, and geography, and to access Chicago's rich local resources in American art. Our conference will take "Interpreting the American Landscape" as a capacious and inclusive organizing theme. Our conference session will explore the role of landscape imagery in shaping national identity, tracing the shift from nineteenth-century emphasis on visions of pristine wilderness and rural landscapes to the twentieth century's urban scenery. The conference will be held at the Newberry Library and the Art Institute of Chicago on August 19 - 20, 2010. The target audience will be secondary-level history, language arts, and art teachers whose schools already have received the Picturing America portfolio.