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Access Series: Places "Real" and "Imagined"

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Visual Arts +4 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

This topical collection of artworks is based upon a wide variety of places and travel spots, both "real" and "imagined." It features castles, mountains, beaches, forests, capital cities, and fantasy movie landscapes. It was originally used in a collage art activity (printed out; using paper, glue, and art materials); and as a discussion prompt in an informal learning activity with a group of teens with cognitive disabilities during a summer camp program. Students were asked about famous places they have visited or would want to visit, as well as favorite vacation or travel spots. Other suggested uses beyond collage and discussion prompts would be a writing exercise, "If you could travel anywhere, where would you go, and who would you travel with, etc...?" Use the visible thinking routine "See|Think|Wonder" as a starting point for the writing prompt, and the images for inspiration.

Tags: Decision Making, Disabilities, Self-Determination, Self-Efficacy, Student Empowerment, All Access Digital Arts Program

See/Think/Wonder: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Untitled (medieval fortified city)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Nanda Devi at Dawn--Mayavati Himalayas

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Washington Arch

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Washington, D.C.

Smithsonian American Art Museum

United Air Lines New York

National Air and Space Museum

Boy Viewing Mount Fuji

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Besalu Bridge, Spain

Smithsonian American Art Museum

London Fly TWA Jets

National Air and Space Museum

Fly TWA Italy

National Air and Space Museum

British Airways Fly to Britain

National Air and Space Museum

TWA Trans-World Airlines Los Angeles Fly TWA

National Air and Space Museum

Hikers in Forest

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Fly Hawaiian Air

National Air and Space Museum

Fly There Imperial Airways The Modern Way

National Air and Space Museum

The Beach

Smithsonian American Art Museum

34c Maryland single

National Postal Museum

Beach Scene

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Beach

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Beach Scene

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Early Youth of Babe Ruth (Old North Beach Amusement Park)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Panagra Peru

National Air and Space Museum

Forest Scene

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Untitled (Forest Scene)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Erics Fjord (Glacier Ice in Summer)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

22c Ratification by Maryland single

National Postal Museum

39c Chesapeake Bay single

National Postal Museum

37c Virginia single

National Postal Museum

25c Virginia single

National Postal Museum

33c White House single

National Postal Museum

3c U.S. Capitol single

National Postal Museum

$1 Lincoln Memorial single

National Postal Museum

(Lincoln Memorial)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Rooftops, Paris

Smithsonian American Art Museum

TWA Paris

National Air and Space Museum

TWA Spain

National Air and Space Museum

Fly TWA Switzerland

National Air and Space Museum

San Francisco via TWA

National Air and Space Museum

TWA To and Across America

National Air and Space Museum

TWA Trans World Airlines Washington

National Air and Space Museum

Fly TWA to Ireland

National Air and Space Museum

Visit India Kashmir Fly TWA

National Air and Space Museum

Continental Hawaii

National Air and Space Museum

Water color; A journey by sedan chair

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Hour of Meditation

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Temple of the Mayan Indians

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Ant Island, A Bug's Life

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Monster City, Monsters, Inc.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Willy's Butte, Cars

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Greece, from the United Nations Series

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Australia, from the United Nations Series

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Netherlands, from the United Nations Series

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Ireland-Fly Pan Am

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

American Airlines to Ireland

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Brussels. Pan American World Airways

National Air and Space Museum

To Mexico By Air American Airways System

National Air and Space Museum

Pan Am Australia

National Air and Space Museum

Valley near Cades Cove, Tenn.

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Nature Morte, from the series, Desert of Pharan

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery