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Terra cotta busts of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, made in the 18th century by Jean-Antoine Houdon

The Impact of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington

Using Jean-Antoine Houdon’s portraits of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, students will explore the life stories of these figures to deepen their understanding of the importance of individual political and social contributions during the American Revolutionary period.
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The Apotheosis of Franklin and Washington

Perceptions of the Founding Generation

Students will use the Houdon exhibit to analyze different ways Benjamin Franklin and George Washington were perceived in the face of many challenges and conflicts during the American Revolutionary period.
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Dr. Franklin Crowned by Liberty

Core Democratic Values, Past and Present

Through the use of Core Democratic Values (CDV) and the Houdon exhibition materials, students will explore the ways in which ideals promoted by the founding generation connect to the present.
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Examples of Ofrendas from the 2018 Exhibitions

Colorful Offerings to Beloved Ancestors and Important Causes | Ofrendas Lesson 5

Using the Spanish Language and Culture AP suggested themes students will explore the objects from an ofrenda to understand and analyze how they represent and encapsulate the preferences of beloved individuals and/or public causes.
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Ofrendas from the 2018 Exhibitions

Día de Muertos, Past and Today | Ofrendas Lesson 4

Students will learn about Día de Muertos in Mexico and the United States.
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