SKYLINE HIGH SCHOOL is the proud recipient of The National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) new Picturing America initiative. Picturing America provides an innovative way for citizens of all ages to explore the history and character of America through some of our nation’s great works of art.
As one of two high schools in the Mesa Unified School District, and one of 26,000 schools and public libraries across the United States to recently receive the program, Skyline now has access to this high quality, free resource that we are using to engage our students with discussions of our nation’s art, history, civics, literature, and more!
The images of people, places, and events illustrating American history give our students a chance to better understand our country’s past and its ideals. These masterpieces are opening our students’ eyes to America’s rich history and culture while also providing an introduction to the broader world of the humanities.
For more information on the program, you can visit the Picturing America website at the link provided. Picturing America is distributed by the NEH in cooperation with the American Library Association (ALA). For information about the ALA, please visit www.ala.org.
Picturing America was on display in Skyline’s auditorium for our 10th Anniversary celebration. Currently it is on display in Skyline’s front office, cafeteria, and the Resource Center.