Briana Zavadil White at National Portrait Gallery Washington

Briana Zavadil White, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC © NPG

Briana Zavadil White, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC © NPG

Briana Zavadil White, school and teacher program coordinator at the National Portrait Gallery, demonstrates¬† the ‘Compare and Contrast’ strategy for exploring portraiture. This strategy allows students to discover the similarities and differences between two portraits of the same individual. When looking closely at these depictions of Pocahontas, students can determine which was created from life, and which one is based from the other. The ‘Compare and Contrast’ strategy also works well when comparing the likeness of an individual over time, and considering what has occurred during the years of the portraits.

Link to YouTube Education video.

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