This engrossing site from the National Portrait Gallery invites you to explore the Gilbert Stuart portrait of Washington known as the Lansdowne portrait. There is a wonderful interactive activity that allows the student to click on specific points of artistic, biographic, and symbolic significance. Each point of information gives the student a cross curricular experience in Art and U.S. History. There is also a fascinating audio explanation of the portrait's history that will be interesting to the students. All in all, this is an excellent site to use in the classroom to celebrate Presidents' Day.
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
• Lesson Plans • Learning Exercises • Learning Games • Audio • Pictures and/or Illustrations • Biographical Information
• High School Middle School Elementary School