Issue 9: Frame of Reference


Issue 9 of ‘Outside the Lines’, a virtual magazine supporting teachers in developing a high-quality, diverse, authentic, and integrated curriculum.


What does it mean to be a ‘Historical Fact’?

Throughout this unit, students will learn that fact, including historical facts, are part of truths. But, facts are malleable by context; thus, facts from the same truth can result in different narratives depending on presentation.

Throughout this unit, the student’s locale (teacher’s choice of the classroom, school, city/town, state, or alternate place-based community) acts as a central, personal, point to research, explore, and develop a fuller and more nuanced understanding of how perspective affects history.

Each issue includes:

  •  4 segments, designed to support learning around questions pertinent to our time.
  • Contents which include:
    • connections directly linked to ELA, Social Studies, or History.
    • artwork and artist examples
    • an art prompt or challenge
  • Flexible material options

& Downloadable Teaching Supports:

  • A copy of the publication in PDF form to easily print student handouts.
  • Spanish translations of student handouts

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Our second annual Give With HeART Student Art Contest will close on midnight Eastern on Sunday, 12/04! 

There are a couple ways that you can participate: 

  • Submit artworks by students using Doodles Lessons (aged 5-11) that you have made with your class (link here​) 
  • Encourage students to attend a live art-making event with their caregivers (registration here​) 

Either way, if they win YOU win! Amongst their prizes, they'll receive a $150 gift card to Blick – for their class.