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MaryMaking: Watercolor Experiments with Leaf Prints

My final themed art class this summer is Art Experiment Lab. It's half art class, half science lab. Our first pr.

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Art Lesson on Painting: Exploring Color, Mood & Music - For Grades 7-12

Brownie Painting Badge :: This is a fun lesson that allows students to express themselves through color and painting. Discuss whether different colors promote different moods, then have students paint to match the mood of a piece of music.

("Emigrants Crossing the Missouri River at Westport Landing", by William Henry Jackson).  Jackson (1843-1942) painted this rendition of Westport Landing in 1937 at the age of 94.  Westport Landing in Kansas City is where boats, ladened with goods, docked.  The supplies were then taken to the Westport Trading Post, three miles south of the river, the last place to get provisions before travelers went into Kansas Territory.

The Westport Landing on the Missouri River in what was later called Kansas City. (Painting by W.

Albert Bierstadt, monte Corcoran.

The Hudson River School - Thomas Cole and His Followers

Albert Bierstadt, Mount Corcoran, Corcoran Gallery of Art (…American propaganda…)

Oregon Trail. I would like to create a collection of photos showing different aspects of historic events or time periods. No better way to make it real to the students.

Oregon Trail Facts for Kids

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often called the Mormon church, celebrates Pioneer Day on July 24 each year. It was on this date, in according to the LDS church, that "the .

Let us not forget the Holocaust against the Native tribes of the Americas.

American Holocaust - One Hundred Million Native Americans Killed. Never forget! This is not aimed at any one race but what we as humans are capable of and that we must remember who the first Americans were and are.

Saltwood Castle

Saltwood Castle c. 1830 before the gatehouse was restored.

"Crossing the Mississippi on the Ice" by C.C.A. Christensen -- Brigham Young University Museum of Art. [Image: Public Domain, courtesy of Wikipedia] | Pioneer Day, Utah's Victorian History | KristinHolt.com

Kids learn about the Oregon Trail from the Old West. A roadway used by pioneers in covered wagons to travel west.

Plains Indians--many Indian tribes tried to stop the progress of the transcontinental railroad due to it encroaching on their way of life

Little Mary & her Lamb, ca. 1865 | In the Swan's Shadow

Little Mary & her Lamb ca. 1865 Currier & Ives Hand colored lithograph Museum of the City of New York