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Who Belongs in Massachusetts? The Story of Immigration

This collection is to support our 4th grade unit on immigration. 

Our unit makes use of the Massachusetts Department of Education's lesson "America's Salad: The Story of Immigration to Massachusetts" and includes trips to the Tsongas Industrial History Center in Lowell for their program "Yankees and Immigrants" and to the Edward Kennedy Institute for the American Senate for their program "Pathways to Citizenship"

In class, we will explore why people leave their country, where they choose to settle (with a particular focus on Lowell, Massachusetts), and how they are welcomed. Students will explore how

#tcslowell

#APA2018

#immigration #Massachusetts

Laura Lamarre Anderson
22
 

Smithsonian's Center for Folklife and Culture Heritage Teacher of the Year 2018 Workshop #NTOY18

This collection contains the materials used in the CFCH #NTOY18 workshop on how to encourage students to engage, research, and document cultural heritage. It includes oral history guides for teachers and students, a Learning Lab collection for using CFCH's Festival collection to explore cultural objects and oral history,  the Folkways website with lesson plans for music classes, and additional resources from the Will to Adorn project, which explores African American diversity, style and identity through clothing. 

Marie-Louise Orsini
11
 

"Conversation Circles" across the Atlantic

This workshop is a collaboration between the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C., the School of the Arts, English and Drama - Loughborough University (UK) and Tate Exchange in London.

"Conversations Circles" is an ongoing free drop-in program for adults to practice their English and learn about American history and culture through the art of portraiture, that is designed and coordinated by the National Portrait Gallery and the DC Public Library.

During this particular workshop, the group that meets weekly at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC will be virtually joined by a group in London, that is already involved in a one-day storytelling workshop facilitated by researchers from Loughborough University as part of the Tate Exchange program.

Tate Exchange is an entirely new program for Tate Modern that explores how art makes a difference in society. Tate Exchange will occupy an entire floor of the new Switch House building of the new Tate Modern in London and also has an online platform for wider public engagement. The program runs from September to June every year and aims to open up the museum to new, more diverse audiences. 

Loughborough University is one of the Associates that support Tate Modern to deliver this program.
More info on the program here: http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/t...


Antonia Liguori
12
 

Problem-Solving and the US Postal System

This topical collection relates to two of the National Postal Museum's student programs: "First Class Problem Solvers: Ship-a-Chip" and "First Class Problem Solvers: Tube Transport." Both programs explore moments within USPS's history where the company faced challenges, or problems, and identifies how they resolved these issues. After learning more about problem-solving skills, and visiting key objects on display at NPM, students work in groups to find solutions to hypothetical problems--how do you successfully ship a single potato chip without it breaking and how to build a pneumatic tube system to transport a package across town?

Teachers may use this as a pre- or post-trip resource to prompt class discussion on:

  • Unique packages used throughout postal history;
  • Unexpected modes of transport within the mail system;
  • The impact science and industry have had in American history

#NTOY18

Keywords: postal service, postal delivery,  mail service, mail delivery, transportation, pneumatic, pneumatic tubes

National Postal Museum
16
 

Ideas to Solutions with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

How do you help students test their ideas in your classroom? A critical step in the design process, prototyping and testing ideas helps problem-solvers learn from failures, experiment with materials, and visualize their solutions. Educators will dive into a case study from Michael Graves Architecture and Design and explore various techniques to experiment with ideas in the classroom with resources from professional designers and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

#NTOY18 #CHEDUCATION #CHDESIGNTHINKING

Cooper Hewitt Education Department
43
 

Freedom of the Press: Highlights Collection

This is a Smithsonian Learning Lab topical collection, which contains images, text, recordings, and other multimedia resources that may complement the Tween Tribune feature, Freedom of the press in Poland. Use these resources to introduce or augment your study of this topic. If you want to personalize this collection by changing or adding content, click the Sign Up link above to create a free account.  If you are already logged in, click the copy button to initiate your own version. Learn more here

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
46
 

SSEC Mosquito Module

Smithsonian Science Education Center
10
 

Flashcard Activity: Asian Pacific American Resources

This collection contains a diverse set of resources related to Asian Pacific Americans that may be used as an introductory activity to spark classroom discussion and prompt students to conduct research about how Asian Pacific American history is American history.  For discussion questions and activity implementation ideas, click "Read More."  A file to print these resources as flashcards is located at the end of the collection; please see the resource's Information (i) tab for printing instructions.

This collection is not comprehensive but rather provides a launching point for further research and study.

This Smithsonian Learning Lab collection received Federal support from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.

Keywords: printable, flash card, think puzzle explore, project zero visible thinking routine, apa

#APA2018

Tess Porter
48
 

​Storied Objects from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival​ #NTOY18

These are some examples of how the Smithsonian's Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage used objects in its collection to reflect on its 50-year anniversary in 2017. While these entries are related to music, the collection's full site is also included. Investigating how and why cultural objects are made and used can help stimulate students to connect to their heritage and be used by teachers to develop research, storytelling, songwriting, and general writing skills with their students.

Marie-Louise Orsini
5
 

More Than What Meets the Eye: Exploring the Many Layers of Works of Art

This collection focuses on Southeast Asian works of art that have layers of meaning. When looking at some of these works of art at first glance, you may create your own opinions about them. It is important though to look further into the work and find the true meanings behind each piece. The true meanings can be very surprising. 

#APA2018

#TCSLowell 


Brittany Brennan
8
 

Collaborative Poem

Pieces of abstract artwork that would be useful for a collaborative poem activity.
Katie Cahill
6
 

William H. Johnson

Jean-Marie Galing
12
 

The Science of Wind and Sound through Artwork

Artwork, museums, and the community are powerful resources to bring concepts to life with young children. This collection provides examples of how to utilize museums and the community to explore STEM concepts, specifically the science of wind and sound through artwork. 

This collection was created to support the 2018 CCSSO Teacher of the Year Day at the Smithsonian.  

#NTOY18

Brooke Shoemaker
18
 

Do Ho Suh: Almost Home

Do Ho Suh’s immersive architectural installations—unexpectedly crafted with ethereal fabric—are spaces that are at once deeply familiar and profoundly alien. Suh is internationally renowned for his “fabric architecture” sculptures that explore the global nature of contemporary identity as well as memory, migration, and our ideas of home.

Suh was born in Korea and moved to the United States at the age of 29 in 1991, and he currently lives between New York, London, and Seoul. He crafts his works using traditional Korean sewing techniques combined with 3-D modeling and mapping technologies. Suh sees these works as “suitcase homes,” so lightweight and portable they can be installed almost anywhere.

Essential Questions:

  • What is home?
  • How does perspective-taking help us better understand people, events, or issues?
  • How can artwork be used as a provocation for the exercise of higher order thinking and transdisciplinary application of content?

Created for a program with the National Teachers of the Year on April 30, 2018.

#NTOY18

Phoebe Hillemann
13
 

Ancient Greece

Marin Layne Williams
34
 

Ancient Rome

Marin Layne Williams
28
 

Ancient China

Marin Layne Williams
28
 

Ancient Japan

Marin Layne Williams
7
 

Survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Investigating artworks in SAAMs collection and others which relate to Survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings

Marin Layne Williams
15
 

Highlights Collection: National Oceans Month (June) Learning Resources

This is a Smithsonian Learning Lab topical collection, which contains images, text, and other multimedia resources that may complement the Tween Tribune feature, Coastal cities need to rethink how they deal with rising waters. Use these resources to introduce or augment your study of this topic. If you want to personalize this collection by changing or adding content, click the Sign Up link above to create a free account.  If you are already logged in, click the copy button to initiate your own version. Learn more here


Ashley Naranjo
26
 

Global Problems: Unstacked

UNSTACKED is a wonderful way to spark inquiry, analysis, and discussion. By visually exploring our images, you can bring the Smithsonian Libraries' collections into your classroom. Use UNSTACKED as a morning exercise, a way to introduce a new topic, or to discover your students' interests. Picture your world, dive into the stacks! 

Smithsonian Libraries
10
 

Plants and Flowers: Unstacked

UNSTACKED is a wonderful way to spark inquiry, analysis, and discussion. By visually exploring our images, you can bring the Smithsonian Libraries' collections into your classroom. Use UNSTACKED as a morning exercise, a way to introduce a new topic, or to discover your students' interests. Picture your world, dive into the stacks! 

Smithsonian Libraries
10
 

Marsupial: Unstacked

UNSTACKED is a wonderful way to spark inquiry, analysis, and discussion. By visually exploring our images, you can bring the Smithsonian Libraries' collections into your classroom. Use UNSTACKED as a morning exercise, a way to introduce a new topic, or to discover your students' interests. Picture your world, dive into the stacks! 

Smithsonian Libraries
5
 

Mammals: Unstacked

UNSTACKED is a wonderful way to spark inquiry, analysis, and discussion. By visually exploring our images, you can bring the Smithsonian Libraries' collections into your classroom. Use UNSTACKED as a morning exercise, a way to introduce a new topic, or to discover your students' interests. Picture your world, dive into the stacks! 

Smithsonian Libraries
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