Hunter College School of Education - Curriculum andTeaching

The Arts & Aesthetics

John Toth


The Teacher as Cultural Curator: Building MultipleLiteracies through Collaborations in the Arts


Aninterdisciplinary inquiry based art research project focusing on the painting byThomas Pritchard Rossiter and Louis Remy Mignot, “Washington and Lafayette atMount Vernon,” 1859. 87 x 146 ½ inches. Oil on canvas.






Affleck,Thomas. “Side Chair,” ca. 1770.(British, active in America, 1740–1795) New York: The Metropolitan Museumof Art, 2006. 28 Jan. 2007.



Benjamin,Walter. “The Work of Art in The Mechanical Age of Reproduction.” ContinentalAesthetics: Romanticism to Postmodernism. Ed. Richard Kearney and DavidRasmussen. Chicago: Blackwell, 2001.


Bjelajac, David. WashingtonAllston, Secret Societies, and the Alchemy of Anglo-American Painting. Cambridge U.K.: Cambridge UniversityPress, 1997. ISBN 0521431530

Coffey, John W. “Louis Remy Mignot. (landscape painter),” Antiques, 11 Nov. 1996. 4 Feb. 2007. <>


Fitzpatrick, John C., editor.The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources1745-1799. Library of Congress [39 volumes].

Notable Names Data Base. 11 Feb. 2007. <>


“FrenchFurniture History,” French Heritage,1981. 27 Jan. 2007.



“FurnitureDesign: Furniture Styles,” Zeroland,9 Feb. 2007.



“FurnitureStyles: Chippendale (1750-1790),” Connected Lines, 2004. 3 Feb. 2007.



“Furnishings,” Mount Vernon, 5Feb. 2007.



Gardner, Howard. Multiple Intelligences The Theoryin Practice. New York: Basic Books, 1993.  

---.      CreatingMinds. The Partnership that Made Cubism. New York: Basic Books. 1993.


“George Washington and General Lafayette,” MountVernon. 5 Feb. 2007.



 “George WashingtonBiography.” Mount Vernon, 5 Feb. 2007.



“GeorgeWashington Papers,” Library of Congress. 12 Feb. 2007.



Greene, Maxine. “Variations on a Blue Guitar,” Defining Aesthetic Education.Notes on Aestetic Education. 1988. New York: Teachers College Press, 2001.


Headley, P.C. Life ofGeneral Lafayette, Marquis of France, General in the United States Army, etc. New York: Leavitt & Allen Bros.,1856.

Idzerda, Stanley J.,Anne C. Loveland, and Marc H. Miller. Lafayette, Hero of Two Worlds: The Artand Pageantry of His Farewell Tour of America, 1824-1825. Hanover, NH: The Queens Museum, 1989.ISBN 0874514894

Jaffe,David. "Art and Identity in the British North American Colonies, 1700-1776".In Timeline of Art History. NewYork: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 2004. 28 Jan. 2007. <>


Jaffe,David. "Art and Society of the New Republic, 1776-1800". In Timelineof Art History. New York: TheMetropolitan Museum of Art, October 2004. 28 Jan. 2007.   <>


Kloss,Stan. “Marquis de Lafayette
1757 – 1834,” 2001. 22 Jan. 2007.



LaChiusa, Chuck. “Furniture Styles,”Buffalo Architecture and History,29 Jan. 2007.



LaChiusa, Chuck. “Furniture Styles: Federal Style,”Buffalo Architectureand History, 29 Jan.2007, <>


Lossing,Benson J.. Mary and Martha, the Mother and Wife of George Washington, Harper and Brothers, New York. 1886. Google Books. 9Feb. 2007.



“Marquis de Lafayette,”
Notable Names Data Base. 11 Feb. 2007.



Mount Vernon Ladies’Association of the Union Mount Vernon, Virginia, The. "Souvenir of theFrench Revolution." Mount Vernon Annual Report 1987, (1988): 26-36.

Pompeian, Ed  “GeorgeWashington’s Slave Child”? History News Network, 21March 2005. 27 Jan. 2007. <>


Ramsay, David.“The Life of George Washington,” N. Seymour: New York. 1807. Early America. 3 Feb. 2007. <>


Rasmussen,William M. S. and Robert S. Tilton.George Washington: The Man Behind the Myths, University Press ofVirginia: Charlotteville. 1999. Page 171. 
ISBN 0-8139-1900-2. <>


Richardson, Edgar P., Brooke Hindle, and Lillian B. Miller.Charles Willson Peal and His World. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1983.


Rosenblat,Louise.The Reader the Text and the Poem. Carbondale: Southern IllinoisUniversity Press. 1978.


Rossiter, Thomas Pritchard and others. “Thomas Pritchard Rossiter and Rossiter FamilyPapers, 1840-1957,” Smithsonian: Archive of American Art. 7 Feb. 2007.



"The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret": George Washingtonand Slavery



“The Rise and Fall of the Absolute Monarchy: Grand SiŹcle and Enlightenmen,” Paris: BibliothequeNationale de France. 23 Jan. 2007 <>


“Timeline,” MountVernon, 5 Feb. 2007.



“TimeLine: The Colonial Period,” Library of Congress. 12 Feb. 2007.



Toll, William.
”Horace M. Kallen: Pluralism and American JewishIdentity
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The Johns HopkinsUniversity Press American Jewish History 85.1 (1997) 57-74


Ulmer, Gregory L.  Heuretics:The Logic of Invention. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins UniversityPress, 1994.


Washington,George. “The Diaries of GeorgeWashington 1748 – 1799,” Edited by John C. Fitzpatrick, Volume II(1771-1785). New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1925.