Teaching Civil Rights History through Art in Your Classroom

Start time: Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Eastern Time
Duration: 45 minutes

Curator Paul Gardullo and museum educator Anna Forgerson will explore the historical and cultural context of the Civil Rights Movement along with teaching strategies to utilize this information in the classroom. Using artworks selected by conference participants from the Oh Freedom! website, Gardullo and Forgerson will focus on ways to construct meaning through thoughtful, object-based methods in order to begin to understand how the Movement connects to the larger American experience.

Presenter(s)

Anna Forgerson

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Anna Forgerson is an Education Specialist at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Previously she served as the Senior Museum Education Specialist at the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC), where she shared her passion for museums and early childhood education through outreach projects and co-facilitated SEEC’s nationally recognized seminars.

gardullo_lg_thmbPaul Gardullo

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Paul Gardullo is Museum Curator at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), which will open on the National Mall in 2015 as the 19th Smithsonian Museum. He is currently working with staff on conceptualizing, collecting for, and curating the inaugural exhibitions for the NMAAHC.

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