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Using Authentic Resources: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages 2019

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Visual Arts +2 Age Levels Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

This collection gathers resources to help language students understand how art reflects culture, increase their language proficiency, and develop global competence and 21st century skills.  This collection includes artwork relevant to exploring and learning about cultural topics, guiding questions to help with lesson planning, Project Zero Global Thinking Routines, and the Sustainable Development Goals. 

The second resource in this collection gives instructions for use and was specifically created to guide participants' collection development during the presentation People, Place, and Time: How Art Reflects Culture - Smithsonian Collections.  A collection containing the full presentation slides is available here.

This presentation was given at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) 2019 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo on November 23, 2019. Presenters: Marcela Velikovsky (Bullis School), Tess Porter (Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access), and Vicky Masson (Norwood School).

Camas para Sueños

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Assignment

Vicky Masson

The 3Ys: Project Zero Global Competency Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Circles of Action: Project Zero Global Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Braceros

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The World Renown [sic] Long Tack Sam

National Portrait Gallery

Dog Turning a Corner

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Rainbow Serpent

National Museum of African Art

Mural of Sports

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Camas para Sueños

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Archaeological Excavation of Pit No. 1

Emperor Qin Shihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum

U.S. Immigration: Stemming the Tide

National Portrait Gallery

Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Monkeys Grasp for the Moon

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Toussaint l'Ouverture, Haiti

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Berlin Wall

National Portrait Gallery

Shimomura Crossing the Delaware

National Portrait Gallery

Marian Anderson #1

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Dust Storm in the Barracks

National Museum of American History

Jonas Salk

National Portrait Gallery

Diary: December 12, 1941

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Great Sphinx, Pyramids of Giza, Egypt, [slide]

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Joys and Sorrows of Ellis Island

Archives of American Art

The Library

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Tenement Flats

Smithsonian American Art Museum