COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 33

October 28, 2008

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

National Endowment for the Humanities Picturing America

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has extended the deadline for Picturing America applications to November 14, 2008. Additional schools and libraries will have the opportunity to apply for Picturing America, an innovative, free resource that provides educators with an engaging way to teach American history and other subjects through great American art.

Picturing America includes 40 laminated large, high-quality reproductions of significant American art, and a comprehensive teacher resource book with lesson ideas to facilitate the use of the images in K-12 grade levels and subject areas.

Schools and public libraries may apply for the program through an online application process.  Please note that previous recipients of the Picturing America collection are not eligible for a second award.  Schools and libraries completing the application before November 14, 2008, will receive Picturing America materials in spring 2009.
Details and instructions are available at http://picturingamerica.neh.gov/.

For more information, please contact Betsy Barton, specialist for history and social science, by e-mail at Betsy.Barton@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-3454.

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