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MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Industrialization Version 2 , 1850-1900

The purpose of this lesson is to have students expand a pictorial survey of increasing industrialization by adding photographs or other images that carry the developments seen in selected American paintings of 1840-1880 forward to about 1900. Subjects consider many of the effects of the Industrial Revolution: the changes in the physical landscape of the country, urbanization, immigration, and the activities of different social classes. Students may include descriptions from poems and prose, as well as images.


American Identity

Created By

Barbara Martin


History/Social Studies

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