The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently announced that it was extending the deadline for a second round of applications for its Picturing America program. The deadline is being extended to November 14, 2008, from the original deadline of October 31st. Picturing America is a free educational resource that helps teach American history and culture by bringing some of our nation’s greatest works of art directly to classrooms and libraries.
In June, the NEH awarded Picturing America to over 26,000 schools and public libraries nationwide.
Public, private, parochial, and charter and home school consortia (K-12), as well as public libraries in the U.S and its territories are eligible to receive Picturing America materials. Previous recipients of the Picturing America collection are not eligible for a second award.
Under the Picturing American program, at no cost, recipients will receive a set of large, high-quality reproductions of 40 pieces of great American art (each approximately 24” x 36”) and an illustrated teachers resource book with information about the artists and artwork and lesson ideas for all grade levels to facilitate the use of the reproductions in core subject areas. Delivery of these materials is scheduled for spring 2009. Additional educational resources are also available through the Picturing America Web site.
Picturing America is distributed by the NEH in cooperation with the American Library Association (ALA).