The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

To support the creation of a new American art-focused Art + History field-trip program, a series of professional-development convenings for teachers, and the multiday Terra Foundation American Sources Teacher Program. The two-year project, expected to serve 140 teachers and 1,150 students, is intended to build participants’ skills in source analysis, historical inquiry, and visual literacy, centered on essential questions and issues related to the topic “America in the World.” During the convenings, teachers are introduced to works from the museum’s collections and related source materials and ways to use these resources to explore such topics as immigration, international conflict and/or partnerships, cultural exchange, and other global issues.

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