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Inventing Scotland

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Language Arts And English +4 Age Levels High School (16 to 18 years old), Post-Secondary, Adults

What makes something Scottish and who decides this? Using the Smithsonian archives this collection features a range of objects and images, some traditionally Scottish and some less so, and asks students to consider how we represent countries and what problems that can present. See 'Information' button for lesson plans.

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National Museum of American History

Scotch Piper [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Alexander Graham Bell Experimental Telephone

National Museum of American History

Robert Burns

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Robert Burns, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Princes St., Edinburgh. 7466 interpositive

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Space Food, Shortbread Cookies, STS-27

National Air and Space Museum

Highland cattle in pasture at Thurso. 7501 Interpositive

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Prairie Thistle (Cirsium undulatum)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

BEA to Scotland When In Europe

National Air and Space Museum

Ship Model, SS Frisia

National Museum of American History

knitting

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

The Jacobite's Journal

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

[Canal.] 12324 Interpositive

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

McDonald's Brown Bag

National Museum of American History

Stop on the India Nonskid Tyres and Feel the Difference

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

George Washington

National Portrait Gallery

Remember Your Uncle Sam

National Museum of American History

Neil Armstrong

National Portrait Gallery

Elvis Presley

National Portrait Gallery

Great Scottish ballads [sound recording] / sung by Alex and Rory McEwen

Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

Astarte sulcata minor Jeffreys, 1864

NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.

Irn-bru

Amy Johnstone

Fishermen at Sea

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Soldiers of the Empire

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Grand Pre Church, circa 1867, Nova Scotia

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Canada

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Playing Golf at Mt. Montezuma, Chile

Smithsonian Archives - History Div