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Cultural Communications: Making the Melting Pot a Reality

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Language Arts And English +7 Age Levels Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old), Post-Secondary, Adults

DRAFT Global competence is essential to the approach because we will study the various ways worldwide cultures use to communicate with one another. Language is the very first tool that we use to understand the ideas that we are trying to share. But what about the monuments, art, and songs that we have created to share our ideas with one another? This exploration will focus on how American culture founded on the mixing of ethnicities and experiences used the skills and talents of its members to reveal its faults and celebrate its wonder and imagination. This collection will explore the sights and sounds of those who were here before all others, the 1st Nation Peoples, and travel from that past to the lives of their descendants and the all who followed by coming to the shores of this country. This exploration will give students a way to examine the history of those around them, but also their place within this most extravagant quilt of this country.

Please follow the lesson plan laid out at the beginning of the collection to see the best way to use it. #goglobal

Lesson Plan Plate

Sean Felix

The Cave

Smithsonian American Art Museum

See/Think/Wonder: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Petroglyphs near Hurley, New Mexico March 1925

National Anthropological Archives

A Fire Cave

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Duck Man, Gooseneck, Utah

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Chamber

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Petrified Forest, Arizona

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Creation Story of the Maya

National Museum of the American Indian

Unveiling Stories: Project Zero Global Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Music Plate

Sean Felix

The 3Ys: Project Zero Global Competency Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Bacon Banjo Mandolin

National Museum of American History

Self-Portrait with Banjo

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Electric guitar belonging to Chuck Berry, nicknamed "Maybellene"

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Axe Electric Bass Guitar, signed by Gene Simmons

National Museum of American History

Lead Belly - "Haul Away Joe"

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Pete Seeger - This Land Is Your Land (Unreleased)

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Pete Seeger - Down by the River Side (Folkways cover)

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Escape

Anacostia Community Museum

"Steel Pony Blues" by Dom Flemons [Official Music Video]

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Roscoe Holcomb - "Graveyard Blues"

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Our Native Daughters - "I Knew I Could Fly"

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Jazz Music and Film Clips

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

#APeoplesJourney: Musical Crossroads - Regions Without Borders

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Fire Dance Chant

National Museum of the American Indian

Navajo Fire Dance [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Members of the Cochiti Pueblo perform an Eagle dance

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Music of the African Diaspora

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Theaster Gates - Processions: The Runners

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

The Evolution of Swing

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Voguing at the Ball

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Beauty and Truth: Project Zero Global Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Record, Voyager, Sounds of Earth

National Air and Space Museum

Record, Cover, Voyager (Duplicate)

National Air and Space Museum