“54–40 or fight!” “Who is James K. Polk?” “Vote yourself a farm.” “He proved the pen mightier than the sword.” You guessed it—it’s election time! The Amon Carter’s team of professional gallery teachers will lead tours designed to help students make election connections. By looking at and discussing archival material, artworks related to specific American presidential campaigns from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and political cartoons, students will learn about the campaign issues from the past, candidates, and political parties and how they relate to the current presidential election. Topics include annexation, civil rights, immigration, and suffrage, among others.
Middle and high school students taking government, social studies, Texas history, and/or U.S. history classes from classroom and homeschool settings are encouraged to register. Classes or individual students may register. Educators and parents are also welcome to attend.
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