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Elizabeth Dale-Deines

Teacher Programs Coordinator
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Teacher Programs Coordinator

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Developing Historical Thinkers with American Art

<p>Resources supporting the February 2016 Google Hangout facilitated by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in coordination with the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access.</p><p><em>#historicalthinking</em></p><p><br /></p>
Elizabeth Dale-Deines

Perspectives on History: Designing Change

Artists express powerful opinions about defining moments and movements in American history. Their images may help raise public awareness or call the viewer to action. Zoom in on postage stamps and stand back from wall-sized murals to see how design, social issues, and persuasion come together in meaningful ways. Take home strategies for engaging students in evidence-based reasoning, argumentation, and persuasive writing.
Elizabeth Dale-Deines

National Teachers of the Year 2016

Step inside the Renwick's Wonder-filled, room-sized sculptures for a workshop focused on inspiring meaningful student inquiry. Explore artworks that pique your curiosity. Peel back their layered meanings to discover how humble, workaday materials build bridges to issues of global significance. Meet the mastermind behind Wonder, curator Nicholas Bell. Collaborate with other educators: how can you integrate visual thinking routines, environmental themes, and artists’ creative approaches into your curriculum? Learn by doing: no prior knowledge of art required. This collection was created to support the 2016 CCSSO Teachers of the Year Day at the Smithsonian.
Elizabeth Dale-Deines

Through the Artist's Eyes: Marian Anderson, Activist

<p>Created for <em>Art and the African American Experience</em></p><p>Marian Anderson's legacy extends beyond her brilliant musical career. Explore local history, children's literature, and the power of visual symbolism with the Anacostia Community Museum. </p>
Elizabeth Dale-Deines

Artist as Change Agent

<p>Created for <em>Art and the African American Experience</em><br /></p><p>How have contemporary African American artists used their work to address social, political, and personal issues of <u>today</u>?<br /></p>
Elizabeth Dale-Deines

Expanding the Narrative: Meet and Greet the Harlem Renaissance

<p>Created for <em>Art and the African American Experience</em></p><p>Look beyond the traditional narrative of the Harlem Renaissance by taking on the character of historical figures with Teaching for Change.</p>
Elizabeth Dale-Deines

Perspective-Taking: Seeing Through the Eyes of the Protagonist

<p>Avid readers and researchers know the intoxicating effect of falling into the skin of a character (real or fictional) and seeing deeply into the past or inhabiting an unknown world thanks to the power of words. How can artwork amplify this experience for passionate readers? How can it provide an entry point for those that need additional scaffolding? Participate in activities that utilize the imagination as a window to humanities content.</p>
Elizabeth Dale-Deines

The Past in the Present

<p>April 8, 2017</p><p>9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.</p><p>When navigating the reality of today and seeking to shape their futures, your students may not see the power of the past at work in their lives. As the educators of tomorrow's voters, leaders, and citizens, you know that history can serve as a roadmap and a cautionary tale. Explore the Museum's contemporary art galleries with the senior curator of contemporary interpretation to uncover the history hiding in contemporary art. Participate in activities that challenge you (and your students) to internalize the past, trace its ripples to the present, and take informed action toward change for the future.<br /></p>
Elizabeth Dale-Deines

Then and Now: Native Voices in American History

<p>Presented with the National Museum of the American Indian December 9, 2017 9:30a.m.–1:30 p.m.</p> <p>What learning opportunities arise when we add complexity to “the story” of westward expansion? How can Native perspectives and contemporary events engage student historians-in-training? Leave with strategies and resources that will help you add depth and breadth to your teaching and inspire inquiry in the classroom.</p>
Elizabeth Dale-Deines

Art Conservation Workshop @ SAAM

<p>For Teachers of 6th-12th Grade </p><p>Saturday, March 9 (9:30-1:30) </p><p>Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum (8th and G Streets, NW)</p> <p><br /></p> <p><em>What can you learn when you put art, science, and history together in a room? Come find out why these three disciplines form the foundation of art conservation and how this profession can encourage students to see history as ongoing, science as creative, and art as a Rubik’s Cube of choices. Learn what it takes to preserve a collection with our <a href="">Lunder Conservation Center</a>’s Program Coordinator, Laura Hoffman!</em></p>
Elizabeth Dale-Deines

FCPS Middle School English/Language Arts

<p>Artworks aligned with concept-based units:</p> <ol><li>Outside Influence</li><li>Friendship &amp; Relationships</li><li>Resiliency</li><li>The Impact of Choices</li><li>Changing the World</li><li>Competition and Challenge</li><li>Overcoming Obstacles</li><li>Survival &amp; Dystopia</li><li>Why Stories Matter</li><li>Identity</li></ol>
Elizabeth Dale-Deines

FCPS High School English/Language Arts

<p>Artworks grouped according to concept-based units:</p><ol><li>Role in  the Community</li><li>Change &amp; Transition</li><li>Perspectives</li><li>Self-Discovery</li><li>Persuasion &amp; Consumerism</li><li>Art &amp; Aesthetics</li><li>Power</li><li>Hope</li><li>Innovation &amp; Progress</li><li>Alienation</li></ol>
Elizabeth Dale-Deines