Jacob Lawrence, American Scenes, American Struggles

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Amon Carter Online Projects

Take your students to nineteenth-century Texas, Antarctica, the American West, and elsewhere without leaving your classroom! Visit the Amon Carter’s online teaching resources for images, information on artworks and artists, discussion questions, and classroom activities for all grade levels tied to state and national standards.

Discusses a series of paintings that chronicle African American history and shows how Lawrence could create a biographical portrait. Includes such works as "The Great Migration" series. Includes engaging activities and close-up details of Laurence's works that entice children to enjoy art and create their own projects.

TRC audience: 
Elementary (K-5)
TRC subject: 
20th Century (1900-1945)
20th Century (1946-1999)
Art Ed/Museum Ed
Artist Biography
Multicultural Topics
Picturing America Resource
Printmaking
TRC format: 
Book