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Self-Guide/High School: U.S. History–20th Century

At the National Portrait Gallery, we examine portraits as texts filled with visual clues that can lead us toward a richer understanding of the featured individual and his or her era. This guide will help you facilitate “Reading Portraiture” experiences with your own students as you explore The Struggle for Justice and 20th Century Americans and consider how portraits tell the story of the United States in the modern era. Pick up a map at our Visitor Service desk to get started.

NPG US History 20th Century High School Self Guide.pdf  >>