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Program Flyer: America’s Story Through Art Lesson 5: America Diversifying: 1945-2000

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Content Provider   Cleveland Museum of Art  2007-08, 2008-09 Honorable Mention, 2009-10, 2010-11 Honorable Mention, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14
Contact Information   Dale Hilton
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH  44106
United States
Phone: (216) 707-2491
Fax: (216) 421-9277
Program Type   Program Series
This is part 5 of a 5 part series. You may request all 5 parts or any one individual part.
Program Rating      based on 8 evaluation(s).
Target Audience   Education: Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Number of Participants   30
Minimum Number of Participants   1
Primary Disciplines   Fine Arts, Language Arts/English, Social Studies/History
Program Description   By examining American art and artifacts from the CMA’s collection, this series promotes discussion on America’s national character and heritage.

The empowerment of various segments of American society from the post-war period and beyond forms the major focus for this lesson. Students will be asked to discuss such themes as civil rights, changing gender roles, the rise of the consumer, the decline of social hierarchy and the impact of technology on American life and art. An in-program viewing guide provides an interactivity for students to design their own symbols for these developments.
Program Format   1. Introduce major themes of the lesson.
2. Discuss social conditions surrounding Abstract Expressionism.
3. Discuss the growth of suburbia and effect on cities.
4. Discuss blurring of boundaries in society and art.
5. Discuss empowerment of formerly disenfranchised citizens.
6. Discuss imagery related to the role of women, consumerism, and technology.
7. Discuss works that demonstrate expanding viewpoints in the later 20th century.
8. Conceptual art interactivity, time permitting.
Objectives   1. Students will be able to explain major domestic developments after 1945.
2.Students will be able to trace social unrest, protest and change in the United States.
3.Students will be able to analyze the origins, major developments, controversies and consequences of the civil rights movement.
4.Students will be able to explain how the United States has been affected politically, economically and socially by its multicultural diversity.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns   All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, Ohio Department of Education Academic Standards, and New York State Learning Standards.
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns   All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, Ohio Department of Education Academic Standards, and New York State Learning Standards.
Program Length   40-60 minutes
By Request   This program is available by request ONLY
Program Cost   By Request Cost: $135.00
By Request Cost with Premium Service: $120.00 What's this?
Program Fee Notes   * All payments must be made within 30 days of registration.
* Purchase orders are due within 10 days of registration
* Bulk discounts available
* Multi-point discounts available
Cancellation Policy   Programs are non-refundable, however cancellations due to technical difficulties, school closings, or those received 48 hours in advance may be rescheduled for no additional charge. Rescheduling is subject to availability.
Is recording allowed?   No
Program Delivery Mode(s)   Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Minimum Technology Specifications for sites connecting to this provider   Sites can connect to the CMA directly via IP - all other connections (ISDN, IHETS, Vision Athena) must be bridged.

Schools are required to dial into the CMA. Please state connection speed on registration form. CMA can connect from 384 kbps up to 3 mbps speed.

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