Picturing United States History: An Interactive Resource for Teaching with Visual Evidence is a digital project based on the belief that visual materials are vital to understanding the American past. This website provides online "Lessons in Looking," a guide to Web resources, forums, essays, reviews, and classroom activities to help teachers incorporate visual evidence into their classrooms. The Picturing U.S. History site will also serve as a clearing house for teachers interested in incorporating visual documents into their U.S. history, American studies, American literature, or other humanities courses.
How do we remember the Civil War? In this final post I would like briefly to consider the visual images that are attached to our memories of the warâ€”and to think about the multiple ways in which memory and history can diverge. Those of us who teach the Civil War from textbooks in our classrooms [...]