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Circles of Fun: Hula Hooping

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Language Arts And English +2 Age Levels Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old)

I created this collection for families to do together while schools are closed. I will be making a collection a day while we are out of school. Today we will be exploring hula hoops. The idea is for families to look at the items in the collection and consider what they see in the objects and paintings, what they think, and what they wonder. Families can also watch a free Brainpop video about Oprah (the reader), read articles about hula hoop history, and watch hoop dances performed by native people. At the end of the collection I have provided a few ideas for families about what to do next.

If you want to learn more about more about See Think Wonder you can click here to see a video of a teacher using the routine in her classroom.

Dance hoop

National Museum of the American Indian

Hula Hooping

Ellen Rogers

Hoop Dance

National Museum of the American Indian

Native Hoop Dance by Kevin Locke

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

See/Think/Wonder: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Beatrice Ferguson, 97

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Study for The Mortician

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Photographic print of children playing on the sidewalk

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Confrontation

Smithsonian American Art Museum

About the Reader

Ellen Rogers

Oprah Winfrey

National Portrait Gallery

Oprah Winfrey

National Portrait Gallery

Oprah Winfrey

National Portrait Gallery

Going Further

Ellen Rogers