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Student Programs for 2015-2016:

Portrait Detectives
Grades Kindergarten–3


Thomas Edison Become a Portrait Detective! Young students will search for and analyze clues in portraits to learn more about significant Americans. Through interactive discussions and sketching and writing activities, students will read, compare, and contrast portraits across the collection.



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Celebrating Heritage Months
Grades Kindergarten–12


Dolores Huerta Explore history and heritage within the National Portrait Gallery collection, as part of the Smithsonian’s Heritage Month celebrations. Choose from five themed programs: Hispanic Heritage, American Indian Heritage, Black History, Women’s History, and Asian Pacific American Heritage. Within each program, students will be introduced to portraits of a variety of individuals who connect to the theme, and will consider the diverse ways in which Americans of different backgrounds have contributed to our national story.


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America's Presidents
Grades 4–12


Franklin Roosevelt How has presidential portraiture changed since the days of George Washington? The National Portrait Gallery is proud to hold the only complete collection of presidential portraits outside of the White House. This program introduces students to the “America’s Presidents” exhibition and investigates the diverse ways in which presidents have been portrayed in portraiture over the past two centuries.


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Shaping America
Grades 4–8


Sequoyah Meet the politicians, reformers, inventors, authors, soldiers and others who shaped the course of American history from the colonial era to the end of the Civil War. Students will analyze portraits to learn about the diverse and significant contributions to American society made by individuals in the Portrait Gallery’s collection.



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The Art of Portraiture
Grades 4–12


Michelle Obama How do artists create portraits? Students will take a close look at modern and contemporary portraiture through the lens of artists’ decisions, paying particular attention to the different approaches that artists take to their subject matter and the different processes that they use in making their art.



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Portrait Conversations
Grades 6–12


Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Travel through the Portrait Gallery’s broad and diverse collection! Students will compare and contrast visual elements in portraits across different historical eras, paying particular attention to differences in style and media and to the variety of historical contributions represented.




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The Struggle for Justice
Grades 6–12


William A Campbell What does it mean to struggle for justice? Students will explore this question by analyzing portraits of the major cultural and political figures—from key nineteenth-century reformers to modern leaders—who struggled to achieve civil rights for disenfranchised or marginalized groups.




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Phone: (202) 633-8500
FAX: (202) 633-8521
E-mail:
NPGEducation@si.edu
Mailing Address:
Office of Education
National Portrait Gallery
P.O. Box 37012
Washington, D.C. 20013-0712

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REGISTRATION  GUIDE

Please use the printable registration and chaperone information sheet for all school programs. Be sure to include all required information The application should be emailed to the address above.

 Registration guide (pdf)


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Is your class studying a particular era or individual that you don't see offered? If yes, please call or email; we will work with you to develop a program appropriate to your teaching objectives.

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