Art history can be a lens through which students view cultural and societal shifts. By studying art's major movements and contributors, including shifts in ways of thinking as well as changes in style and method, students see how all art is connected and political. Students see that artists don't just create to make something beautiful, but to struggle over what it means to exist and to represent possible futures and pasts. From ancient sculpture to modern abstraction, teachers can use these art history apps and sites to show students how important art has shaped our world. They feature vast databases of imagery for reference and research, and many also offer curricular resources to help build lessons and engage students.
Powerful stories and media centralize African-American history
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