2015: Sources of Inspiration: History Through the Arts & Lives of Artists
John F. Kennedy was an eloquent advocate for the arts. He asked two renowned artists—poet Robert Frost and singer Marian Anderson—to participate in his inauguration, and honored many others during his presidency. JFK and Jacqueline Kennedy made the White House a center for celebrating and uplifting cultural life in America. In the classroom, can we use stories about artists to enhance the teaching of history and other subjects? How can a photograph, painting, play or other work of art open doors to the past? Spend a day with award-winning creators of children's nonfiction and outstanding educators to explore ways of integrating the arts into the curriculum and inspiring students' own creativity. Please click here for an annotated bibliography of books related to this conference. To view an agenda for the day, including speakers, please click here.