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

from Cleveland Museum of Art

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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.

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Cost

By Request: $145.00
By Request Premium: $130.00


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Length

40-60 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

Minimum participants:

1

Maximum participants:

30


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Language Arts/English


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
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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.

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Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland, OH
United States

Distance Learning at The Cleveland Museum of Art allows classes to connect with the CMA and enrich their studies of history, language arts, science, math and the visual arts through our collection of art and artifacts from around the world. Through live, interactive videoconferencing, students participate in conversations with museum educators that are two-way and fully interactive. Programs are designed for grades K-12 and are aligned with ODE academic standards.

Contact:
Diane Cizek
DLBooking@clevelandart.org
2167072468

Program Details

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.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, Ohio Department of Education Academic Standards, and New York State Learning Standards.

State Standards

All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, Ohio Department of Education Academic Standards, and New York State Learning Standards.