Artifacts and Fiction
This workshop from Annenberg Learner teaches how to use primary source artifacts from a variety of genres
to support the teaching and learning of specific pieces of literature. The genres include visual arts, political and social history, oral histories, domestic architecture, cultural geography, and ritual and ceremonial artifacts. The workshop uses the American Passages video series, which is available through video on demand. All resources for the workshop are freely available online. The Artifacts and Literature Pair Finder lets you choose a movement in literature and pair it with a discipline to find artifacts along with literary options that will help bring the literature to life. The six-step process shows how you can incorporate the cultural and historical connections in your lessons.