Two Frontiers in Turn-of-the-Century America | Newberry

Two Frontiers in Turn-of-the-Century America

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

9:30 am-12:30 pm

Carl Smith, Northwestern University
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Programs for Teachers
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

This seminar will consider ways of using literature and visual art from the period to discuss two very different kinds of frontiers in the United States of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries: the rapidly disappearing West and the even more rapidly rising city. Through a discussion of short readings and selected images, we will talk about engaging ways to examine such materials with students as part of the development of a larger understanding of these two major cultural phenomena. Participants will also share with each other their own experiences in introducing students to these subjects.

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