FREE Home Schooling Resource
for Your Home School Group!

You will want to pass this free home schooling resource information along to your home school organization leader TODAY – the deadline is fast approaching!

On February 26, President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush launched the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) new Picturing America initiative at the White House.

Picturing America is a free resource designed to promote the teaching, study, and understanding of American history and culture in K-12 schools and public libraries through 40 pieces of great American art.

The selected artists range from early American Indian artisans to painters Mary Cassatt and Norman Rockwell, from photographers Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange to architects Frank Lloyd Wright and William Van Alen.

This innovative program uses art as a catalyst for the study of American history and culture and provides students with a gateway into the broader universe of the humanities.

And the best part?

Homeschoolers are included in this wonderful, educational program!

Picturing America, will benefit home school children and families who are members of a home school association, organization or homeschool co-op.

Through this innovative program, your children will gain a deeper appreciation of our country’s history and character through the study and understanding of its art.

Picturing America Free Home Schooling Resource Details

Qualified home school CONSORTIA (home school associations, organizations and co-operatives) will receive absolutely free, a comprehensive package of materials that includes:

  • Forty large, high-quality color reproductions of the selected masterpieces (24" x 36");
  • A comprehensive, illustrated teachers resource book (tailored for all grade levels) providing a wide range of ideas and background information to support educators using the works of art in core subject areas; and
  • Additional resources and lesson plans available through the Picturing America Web site,

Picturing America's resources unlock the potential in each work of art to enhance the study of American history, social studies, language arts, literature, and civics.

Who is providing this valuable free home schooling resource?

The NEH (National Endowment of Humanities) is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.

Humanities encompass the study of art, literature, history, and philosophy. The study of humanities helps us to understand the world, our place in it and explore what it means to be human.

How does your group receive this absolutely free home school resource?

Qualified K-12 home school consortia (home school associations, organizations and co-ops) located in the US, or its territories may participate.

Your GROUP Leader or Director must apply by submitting an application through the National Endowment of Humanities by April 15, 2008.

Your leader will receive the materials in the fall of 2008.


The NEH is once again accepting applications! Don't miss out. The application deadline is November 14, 2008.
(Our group received our Picturing America shipment in September, and is it gorgeous!)

Want to be included in more educational programs like this one?

The NEH is providing a wonderful opportunity for home school families and children.

If you would like to participate in additional programs like Picturing America, please do not abuse this opportunity.

As homeschoolers we want to be included in more programs like this - programs that further our children’s education, enrich our homeschool experience... and save us money!

This program is NOT for individual homeschool families.

Please forward this webpage or link ( onto your group leader, so they can find out more and apply for this valuable, educational and absolutely free home schooling resource.

Once your group leader receives the materials, they will be available for you to use, either for/through your enrichment and co-op classes, to loan via your home school organization, or group’s lending library.

Individual homeschool families can still benefit...

Picturing America offers a comprehensive website, if you are not a member of a consortia. While you will be unable to receive a package of the materials (only home school consortia are eligible to apply), you can still use the Web site where the teachers resource book (with lesson plans), all of the images, and more information about the artwork and artists can be found.

I am a Director or President of a Home School Consortia!

Leaders, apply now. Don't wait! Get this free home schooling resource for your homeschool co-op or make available to families through your organization for a hands-on, creative homeschooling unit study.

Applications must be received by November 14, 2008.


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