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The Indivisible: Stories of American Community

The Indivisible: Stories of American Community

Educator's Guide, examines a national documentary project about twelve diverse communities exploring the changing face of grassroots activism in America, as seen through the distinctive visions of some of the nation's most original photographers, and compelling interviews by leading folklorists and oral historians. The guide, distributed to K?12 teachers through museum venues and on the Indivisible website, enables teachers to integrate the exhibition's photographs, interviews, and themes into their own interdisciplinary curricula in conjunction with a visit to the museum gallery. It focuses on the documentary tradition and the power of images and personal narrative to reveal aspects of identity, community, and civic engagement. It includes an introduction and overview of each project site,... Show More
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Scott Anstadt
Scott Anstadt (Faculty)
7 years ago

This is a very informative and explicit introduction to exhibition's photographs, interviews, and themes from 12 culturally specific communities. It uses a documentary tradition and the power of images and personal narrative to elucidate aspects of identity, community, and civic engagement within these communities. It includes an introduction and overview of each project site, and a how-to guide for documenting local communities through oral history and photographs. There is alos additional resources for instructors and easily accessible links.

The students can see examples of the lifestyle and hear an oral interview to get a real feel for the cultural lifestyle. This can be a powerful tool for the students

The website is very easy to use with a handy menu on the left side of the page. All links seem to work very well.

Rita Valade
Rita Valade (Faculty)
11 years ago
A really fine photo/audio ethnology of stories of American diversity.

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Cannot easily access other photos... arrow on front page does not rotate pictures.