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America Emerging

E&I Program: 
Distance Learning
Discipline(s): 
Grade level : 
9 to 12

By examining American art and artifacts from the museum’s collection, this series promotes discussion of America’s national character and heritage. All five lessons, developed by teams of teachers, are accompanied by reinforcement materials specifically designed to foster critical thinking skills. These programs may be scheduled individually.

America Emerging, the first lesson in this series, is a discussion of the 1700s, and includes developing American identity, folk art, the influence of the Age of Reason, the effect of the mercantilist economy, and underlying causes of the Revolution.