Representing a unique collaboration between historians and art historians, Picturing U.S. History is based on the belief that visual materials are vital to understanding the American past. Visitors to the new website will find Web-based guides, essays, case studies, classroom activities, and online forums to assist high school teachers and college instructors to incorporate visual evidence into their classroom practice. The website supplements other U.S. history resources with visual materials, analysis, and activities that allow students to engage with the process of interpretation in a more robust fashion than through text alone.
The website will host a series of public online forums guest moderated by noted scholars of American history and culture. In November a discussion on Colonial America will be led by Professor Peter Mancall of the University of Southern California.
To sign-up for the Picturing U.S. History forum on Colonial America, go to:
Picturing U.S. History is supported by a grant from the National Endowment
for the Humanities as part of its We, The People initiative.