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Art of the American West

from Amon Carter Museum of American Art

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Discover the ways artists have interpreted the western United States since the nineteenth century. Topics include westward expansion, Manifest Destiny, the transcontinental railroad, archetypal figures of the West, and more. 


*Programs are FREE for Texas schools and organizations, and cost $75 each for those outside the state of Texas.

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About This Program

Cost

By Request: $75.00
By Request Premium: $75.00



Length

Up to 60 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Minimum participants:

10

Maximum participants:

30


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Fine Arts


Program Delivery Mode

Zoom



Booking Information

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Programs cancelled due to inclement weather or unexpected issues with technology will not be billed. Payment for programs will be refunded if cancellation is received 48 hours in advance.

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Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Fort Worth, TX
United States

The Amon Carter offers a variety of interdisciplinary, interactive distance learning programs that bring the museum to your classroom via webcam. Focusing on the collection, a museum educator engages teacher and student audiences in discussions and activities exploring art, culture, history, language arts, science, and more. These curriculum-based programs align with state and national standards. Programs offered may be modified according to grade level and curricular specifications. 

*Programs are FREE for Texas schools and organizations, and cost $75 each for those outside the state of Texas.

To Register:
To register for a program, visit www.Connect2Texas.net. Available programs are listed by date and time. Narrow your search by selecting Amon Carter Museum of American Art from the program filter.


Contact:
Isaura Lopez Sanchez
distancelearning@cartermuseum.org
8179895011

Program Details

Format

1. The museum educator will open discussion about the topic.
2. Students will observe artwork, share observations.
3. Each artwork will be discussed in more detail with connections to theme.
4. Time is allowed for questions and answers.

Objectives

Students will make observations and draw conclusions about artwork.
Students will engage in dialogue and make connections to their curriculum.
Students will discuss American artworks depicting the American West, increasing their knowledge on the subject.

Standards Alignment

State Standards

- 5th grade
o Social Studies:
o Art: 1A-C, 3A-B, 4A-B
- 6th grade
o Social Studies:
o Art: 1A-C, 3A, 4 A-B
- 7th grade
o Social Studies:
o Art: 1A-D, 3A-D, 4A-B
- 8th grade
o Social Studies
o Art: 1A-D, 3A-C, 4A-B

TEKS Learning Standards:
Social Studies:
1.3; 2.2 History: The student understands the concepts of time and chronology (A-B).
1.4 Geography: The student understands the relative location of places (A-B).
1.9 Economics: The student understands the value of work. (A) Describe the requirements of various jobs and the characteristics of a job well-performed. (B) Describe how specialized jobs contribute to the production of goods and services.
1.17; 2.17 Social Studies Skills: The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from a variety of sources including electronic technology (A-D).
1.18; 2.18 Social Studies Skills: The student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms (A-B).
1.19; 2.19 Social Studies Skills: The student uses problem-solving and decision-making skills, working independently and with others, in a variety of settings (A-B).
2.3 History: The student understands how various sources provide information about the past (photography).
2.10 Economics: The student understands the roles of producers and consumers in the production of goods and services (A-C).
2.15 Culture: The student understands the significance of works of art in the local community (A-B).
2.16 Science, technology and society: The students understand how science and technology have affected life, past and present (A-B).
Social Studies: Science, technology and society:
3.15 B Identify the impact of new technology in photography, farm equipment, pasteurization, and medical vaccines on communities around the world.
Social Studies Skills:
3.16; 4.22; 5.25; 6.21 A-F The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from a variety of sources including electronic technology.
3.17; 4.23; 5.26; 6.22 A-C The student communicates effectively in written, oral, and visual forms.
3.18; 4.24; 5.27; 6.23 A-B The student uses problem-solving and decision-making skills, working independently and with others, in a variety of settings.
History:
4.4 B Explain the growth and development of the cattle and oil industries.
4.4 C Identify the impact of railroads on life in Texas, including changes to cities and major industries.
Economics:
4.13 A Explain how people in different regions of Texas earn their living, past and present.
4.13 E Explain how developments in transportation and communication have influenced economic activities in Texas.
Culture:
6.18 The student understands the relationship that exists between artistic, creative, and literary expressions and the societies that produce them.
6.18 C Describe ways in which societal issues influence creative expressions.
6.18 D Identify examples of art, music, and literature that have transcended the boundaries of societies and convey universal themes.
Social Studies:
113.23 Students use primary and secondary sources to acquire information about Texas.
History:
7.1A The student understands traditional historical points of reference in Texas history. 7.1B Apply absolute and relative chronology through the sequencing of significant individuals, events and time periods.
7.6A Identify significant individuals, events and issues from Reconstruction through the beginning of the 20th century, including factors leading to the expansion of the Texas frontier, the development of the cattle industry from its Spanish beginnings, the myth and realities of the cowboy way of life, the effects of the growth of railroads.
7.6B Explain the political, economic, and social impact of the cattle and oil industries and the development of West Texas resulting from the close of the frontier.
Geography:
7.9A Locate places and regions of importance in Texas during the 19th and 20th centuries
Culture:
US 20 The student understands the relationship between the arts and the times during which they were created.
Social Studies Skills:
7.21; 8.30 The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from a variety of sources including electronic technology.
7.22; 8.31 The student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms.
7.23; 8.32 The student uses problem-solving and decision-making skills, working independently and with others, in a variety of settings.