How do you talk about art in your social studies classroom? Can paintings and artifacts be primary sources? Join educators and experts from History Colorado Center and the American Museum of Western Art for this one-day teacher workshop on the history of the American West. Half of the day will be spent exploring the Backstory exhibition, and the other half of the day we will enjoy the Western paintings hanging in AMWA’s home, the historic Navarre Building. You’ll hear from historians, get insider perspective from the curators of Backstory, and learn how to interpret paintings and artifacts while standing in front of the real thing. You’ll leave with resources and visual thinking strategies you can use in your classroom.
Time: 8:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
Cost: $25, light breakfast and lunch are provided.
Credit: .5 graduate credit hour from Adams State (optional, additional fee)
Location: History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway Denver 80202 and American Museum of Western Art, 1727 Tremont Place, Denver CO 80202
Substitute reimbursements available, contact Kristin Fong - Kristin@anschutzcollection.org.