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Ashley Naranjo

Manager of Educator Engagement and Strategic Partnerships
Smithsonian Institution

Ashley Naranjo's collections

 

Looking Closely at Surrealist Art: Cundo Bermúdez's "Cinco Figuras"

<p>This teaching collection focuses on the surrealist artwork of Cuban artist, Cundo Bermúdez (1914-2008), entitled "Cinco Figuras" from the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum's collections. By applying the Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine, "See, Think, Wonder" to the artwork, teachers can lead students in a discussion that allows them to make observations and support interpretations with details, while noting areas for further exploration. </p> <p>Additional resources are included in this collection to help contextualize the artist, his life and other related works. </p> <p></p> <ul><li>For more information about Project Zero routines and to add them to your own Smithsonian Learning Lab collections, please visit <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/project-zero-thinking-routines/oWYbEjpf19oxcFUp#r" style="background-color:rgb(63,63,63);">https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/project-zero-thinking-routines/oWYbEjpf19oxcFUp#r</a></li><li>For more artwork from the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum's collections, please visit <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/latin-american-artists/aEFC5NX6L38A31L5">https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/latin-american-artists/aEFC5NX6L38A31L5</a></li></ul><p></p> <p>Keywords: surrealism, Latino, painting, symbolism, ladder, mirror, clock, five figures</p> <p>#LatinoHAC #VisibleThinking</p> <p><br /></p>
Ashley Naranjo
8
 

Learning about the Unconstitutional Deportation of American Citizens in the 1930s through an Individual's Experience: Emilia Castañeda

<p>This collection includes a video interview and testimonial with Emilia Castañeda (April 10, 1926). Castañeda was a young Mexican American girl when she and her family were forced to leave their home and deported to Mexico from the United States in the 1930s. The interview includes a first-hand account of the impact of the federal government's forced removal of Mexican Americans.<br /></p> <p>Complementary resources to the short film include: Smithsonian Libraries' graphic organizers for evaluating historical sources, a Smithsonian Folklife and Cultural Heritage guide to conducting an oral history, and additional articles, videos and podcast files highlighting this history.</p> <p>Use this collection as an extension to the <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/profile/35597" target="_blank">LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes</a>' collection, <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/unconstitutional-deportation-of-american-citizens-in-the-1930s/WHm3MycA4zt5JkAN#r" target="_blank">Unconstitutional Deportation of American Citizens in the 1930s</a>. *This collection was created to support Unit 1: Intersectionality of Economic, Politics and Policy, <em>Judicial Issues </em>of the Austin ISD Ethnic Studies Part B course.</p> <p>#EthnicStudies #BecauseOfHerStory<br /></p> <p><em>This Smithsonian Learning Lab collection received Federal support from the Latino and Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. </em><span></span> </p> <p>Keywords: unconstitutional deportation, Mexican Americans, repatriation, Great Depression, close listening </p> <p><br /></p>
Ashley Naranjo
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Getting to Know You: Icebreaker Ideas with the Smithsonian Learning Lab

<p>This collection includes ideas for using digital museum resources as a springboard for getting to know your students this school year. Three practical, teacher-tested activity ideas are shared within the archived webinar and an additional teacher-submitted idea is included. </p> <p><em>Tags</em>: ISTE standards, digital curation, icebreakers, ice breakers, object portraits, Burton Morris, Robert Weingarten, first day of school, CURIO, artifacts, introductions, knowledge constructor, creative communicator, My Smithsonian Closet, Nightstand Portraits, What makes you who you are?</p>
Ashley Naranjo
18
 

Using Digital Resources to Integrate Asian Pacific American Experiences in the Classroom

<p>In this collection, Smithsonian Affiliate museums and the Smithsonian Learning Lab team share free digital resources and strategies to integrate Asian Pacific American history, culture, and the arts into your K-12 classroom, via a Google Hangout. Presenters highlight a set of Smithsonian Learning Lab collections that teachers can adapt and use to examine a breadth of topics, from the 1800's to the present and on both local and national scales, in ways that best suit their students’ needs.</p> <p> Find <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/search?st=apa2018&amp;st_op=and&amp;item_type=collections" class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" style="background-color:rgb(63,63,63);">#APA2018</a> Smithsonian Learning Lab collections at: <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/search?st=apa2018&amp;st_op=and&amp;item_type=collections" class="yt-simple-endpoint style-scope yt-formatted-string" style="background-color:rgb(63,63,63);">https://learninglab.si.edu/search?st=...</a></p> <p>This online session received Federal support from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.</p> <p><u>Presenters:</u></p> <ul><li>Kristin Gallas – Program Manager for Education Development, <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/profile/tsongas_industrial_history_center" target="_blank">Tsongas Industrial History Center</a> (Lowell, MA) </li><li><a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/profile/18894" target="_blank">Rahul Gupta</a> – Education and Tours Director, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (Seattle, WA) </li><li><a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/profile/austinaarc" target="_blank">Hanna Huang</a> – Culture and Arts Education Coordinator, Asian American Resource Center (Austin, TX) </li><li><a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/profile/8">Ashley Naranjo</a> – Manager of Educator Engagement, Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access </li><li><a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/profile/26844" target="_blank">John Plunkett</a> – Reading-Language Arts Teacher, Lowell Public School District (Lowell, MA) </li><li><a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/profile/9" target="_blank">Tess Porter</a> – Education Support Specialist, Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access</li></ul><p></p>
Ashley Naranjo
7
 

Creating a Virtual Gallery using Smithsonian Digital Assets

<p>In spring of 2018, Stuart Richardson, a graduating senior at William J. Palmer High School in Colorado Springs, CO created a virtual reality experience, based on freely accessible digital assets from the Smithsonian. Read more about Richardson's experience via the Smithsonian Learning Lab blog: <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/news/step-inside-a-student-curated-gallery">https://learninglab.si.edu/news/step-inside-a-student-curated-gallery</a></p> <p>The gallery includes 3D and 2D assets, including: </p> <ul><li><a href="https://3d.si.edu/explorer/abraham-lincoln-mills-life-mask">https://3d.si.edu/explorer/abraham-lincoln-mills-life-mask</a> </li><li><a href="https://3d.si.edu/explorer/andrew-jackson-zinc-sculpture">https://3d.si.edu/explorer/andrew-jackson-zinc-sculpture</a> </li><li><a href="https://3d.si.edu/explorer/rutherford-b-hayes-plaster-bust">https://3d.si.edu/explorer/rutherford-b-hayes-plaster-bust</a> </li></ul><p><strong>Keywords:</strong> presidents, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Jackson, Rutherford B. Hayes, sculpture, plaster bust, life mask, Civil War, student work</p>
Ashley Naranjo
14
 

"Crossing the Delaware": Who is portrayed in American history?

<p>This collection highlights variations on a theme through works of art: George Washington Crossing the Delaware, George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware and Shimomura Crossing the Delaware. Comparisons of these works could serve as springboards for discussions about identity, immigration, "master" or dominant narratives in history, and hero myths.</p> <p>#EthnicStudies</p>
Ashley Naranjo
7
 

President and Mrs. Obama Portrait Unveiling

<p>On February 12, 2018, the official portraits of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were unveiled at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. President Obama's portrait was created by artist Kehinde Wiley, who is known for his vibrant, large-scale paintings of African Americans posing as famous figures from the history of Western art. This portrait does not include an underlying art historical reference, but some of the flowers in the background carry special meaning for Obama. Mrs. Obama's portrait was created by artist Amy Sherald, who considers the former first lady to be someone “women can relate to—no matter what shape, size, race, or color. . . . We see our best selves in her.” </p> <p>This collection includes the two portraits, in high resolution, so that learners can zoom in and out to carefully observe details. It also includes videos and articles about the portraits and their official unveilings. Additional supports include other works by the two artists and strategies for reading portraits. Portraits of the two sitters and other presidential portraits can be used for compare and contrast activities. </p>
Ashley Naranjo
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Analyzing an Oral History Interview: Grant Ichikawa

<p>This collection includes an oral history interview with Grant Hayao Ichikawa (April 17, 1919- December 3, 2017). Ichikawa was a U. S. Army veteran who enlisted after he was relocated to a Japanese American incarceration camp with his family in 1942. The interview includes a first-hand account of the impact of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Japanese Americans.<br /></p> <p>Complementary resources to the podcast audio file include: a National Museum of American History teachers' guide and images, Smithsonian Libraries' graphic organizers for evaluating historical sources, a Smithsonian Folklife and Cultural Heritage guide to conducting your own oral history, and additional video and audio oral histories with Grant Ichikawa from the Library of Congress American Folklife Center.  </p> <p><em>This Smithsonian Learning Lab collection received Federal support from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. </em><span></span> </p> <p>Keywords: Congressional Gold Medal, veteran, internment camps, World War II, commission, wartime, close listening </p> <p>#APA2018 #EthnicStudies *This collection was created to support Unit 2: Culture and Resistance, oral history project assignment of the Austin ISD Ethnic Studies Part B course.</p>
Ashley Naranjo
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Photograph Analysis: Dorothea Lange's War Relocation Authority Images

<p>In this collection, students will analyze a single photograph taken during the Japanese American incarceration era in San Francisco, CA in 1942. It shows residents of Japanese ancestry appearing for registration prior to evacuation as mandated by Executive Order 9066, with a young woman as the focal point of the image. Complementary articles, images, and videos support a deeper contextual understanding of the image and the intentions of the photographer, Dorothea Lange, in capturing this moment in time. <br /></p> <p>Teachers and students may use this collection as a springboard for classroom discussion about Japanese American incarceration, as well as an opportunity to analyze visual clues and details of a complex photograph. </p> <p>Keywords: War Relocation Authority, EO9066, internment, World War II  relocation centers</p> <p><em>This Smithsonian Learning Lab collection received Federal support from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.</em><span></span> </p> <p>#APA2018</p>
Ashley Naranjo
14
 

Asian Pacific American Activists and Leaders

<p>This topical collection includes resources about Asian Pacific American activists and leaders of important political, social, and labor movements. The collection includes portraits, short biographies, videos, and blog posts.<br /></p> <p>Teachers and students may use this collection as a springboard for classroom discussions about activism. This collection is not comprehensive, but rather provides a launching point for research and study.<br /></p> <p></p> <p><em>This Smithsonian Learning Lab collection received Federal support from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. </em><span></span> </p> <p>Keywords: Yuri Kochiyama, Grace Lee Boggs, Mitsuye Endo, Ram Bagai, Larry Itliong, Norman Mineta, Fred Korematsu, Daniel Ken Inouye, Minoru Yasui, Regie Cabico, Wong Chin Foo, Chew-Een Lee, Noriko Sawada Bridges Flynn, Richard Aoki, South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association (SALGA), Wong Ar Chong, workers' rights, human rights, Civil Rights Movement, Japanese Incarceration, Japanese Internment, politician, lawyer, spoken word poet, immigration, LGBT, Japanese American, Chinese American, Indian American, Filipino American</p> <p>  #APA2018 #EthnicStudies</p> <p></p>
Ashley Naranjo
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Asian Pacific Americans in the Performing Arts

<p>This topical collection includes resources about Asian Pacific American actors, choreographers, spoken word poets, musicians, composers, comedians, filmmakers, and stage performers. The collection includes portraits, videos and articles. </p> <p>Teachers and students may use this collection as a springboard for classroom discussions about Asian Pacific American representation in the performing arts. This collection is not comprehensive, but rather provides a launching point for research and study.  </p> <p><em>This Smithsonian Learning Lab collection received Federal support from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. </em>  </p> <p>Keywords: entertainment, actress, magician, dancer, “Siamese twins”, entrepreneur, Moana, Mulan, Anna May Wong, Chinese American, George Takei, Japanese American, Michio Ito, Dana Tai Soon Burgess, Korean American, Regie Cabico, Filipino American, Yo Yo Ma, Aziz Anzari, Mindy Kaling, Indian American, Bruce Lee </p> <p>#APA2018<br /></p>
Ashley Naranjo
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Photograph Analysis: "Moon Man" Image of Buzz Aldrin

<p>This topical collection includes the iconic "Moon Man" image of astronaut Buzz Aldrin, a National Air and Space Museum “expert annotation” video featuring a curator highlighting specific details, and other resources about the space suit and the Apollo 11 mission. </p> <p>Teachers and students may use this collection as a springboard for classroom discussions about the mission to the moon, for analysis of photographic details, or in biography projects about the astronauts.  <br /></p>
Ashley Naranjo
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