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Small Mammal News

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Recent research in small mammals. Includes links to archives and related resources

Is It Only a Shadow? The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

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As a complement to the online exhibition Presidents in Waiting, this lesson plan presents an 1898 political cartoon in which New York gubernatorial candidate Theodore Roosevelt casts a long shadow across the White House Students analyze the cartoon and then create speech bubbles for it.

The True Story of the Star-Spangled Banner

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Downloadable activity page that tests students' knowledge of both the flag and the anthem.

Primary Source Search

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Searchable database of primary sources from the Smithsonian. Organized by artifacts, documents, and photographs, and by major topics in American history.

Most Serene Republics

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Acclaimed conceptual artist Edgar Heap of Birds uses the framework of multilingual signage in Italian, English, and Cheyenne to engender a dialogue about place, history, and the creation of nation-states through acts of aggression, displacement, or replacement of populations and cultures.

A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist

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Lesson plan exploring the career of Augustus Washington, an African American daguerreotypist, as well as the history of abolitionism in the United States.

American Origins

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This online exhibition presents portraits from the early colonial period to the Gilded Age. Includes short biographies of Pocahontas, Benjamin Franklin, Jefferson Davis, Samuel Clemens, and many more famous Americans.

It's All in the Watershed

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Website offers students a foundation for exploring their local watershed to learn about 'the web of life' and what they can do about 'watershed worries.'Though written about the Chesapeake Bay watershed, non-Marylanders can apply this information to their local environments. Includes information on 'the web of life,' geology, history of the Chesapeake, current scientific research, and what you can do to make a difference.

Art to Zoo: ?Blacks in the Westward Movement,? ?What Can You Do with a Portrait?? and ?Of Beetles, Worms, and Leaves of Grass? (1976)

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Premier issue of Art to Zoo, containing three sections: experiences of African Americans in westward expansion, the use of portrait art in the classroom, and the ordinary lawn as a habitat for plants and animals.

Art to Zoo: 200 Years and Counting: How the U.S. Census Tracks Social Trends (1990)

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Lesson plan in which students learn how census data is collected and how it is used. Students fill out census forms and interpret information from graphs, tables, and other information displays.

Giant Panda Challenge

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Trivia quiz for kids on the giant pandas at the National Zoo.

Facts About Great Apes and Other Primates

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Webpage providing a general description of apes, primates, monkeys. Includes maps of natural primate habitats, links to fact sheets on specific primate species, and an explanation of the differences between primates.

Small Mammal Conservation and Science

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Lists current Zoo projects in conservation of small mammals from around the world. Offers links to more information on each project.

Surface Beauty: American Arts and Freer's Aesthetic Vision

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Teacher's guide with background information on the American Renaissance during the Gilded Age (1870-1900) and student activities. Students focus on two paintings by the American artist Thomas Wilmer Dewing, exploring how Dewing's paintings express his unique aesthetic vision as they also embody the late nineteenth-century idea of the American Renaissance.

Native Americans

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Online presentation examining the lives of important Native Americans, captured in portraits. Brief biographies accompany the paintings.

Glimpse of the Past: A Neighborhood Evolves

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Online exhibition describing the rise, fall, and rebirth of the heart of Penn Quarter, Washington DC, from the perspective of one of the neighborhood's enduring monuments: the old Patent Office building, which today houses the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum. Includes historic and contemporary photos.

Smithsonian in Your Classroom: Japan: Images of a People

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Lesson plans bring Japanese and American art into comparison, illuminating the cultural heritage of Japan. Students create Japanese painted screens.

Art to Zoo: Tomorrow?s Forecast: Oceans and Weather (1995)

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Lesson plan (with printable maps and classroom/take-home activities) demonstrates how ocean currents influence weather patterns and climate. Students identify ocean currents and the relationship between currents and trade routes, conduct an experiment on the differing heat capacities of water and air, and find and label port cities around the globe.

Art to Zoo: Under the Spell of. . . Spiders! (1994)

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The issue presents curriculum-spanning ways of teaching about spiders. Includes teacher background, lessons, and a bilingual student page.

Suggested Reading

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Smithsonian books selected for their relevance to various themes and their accessibility to children and teenagers. Includes great books on art, science, history, and the adventures therein.

Resources for Teaching American History: Civil Rights

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Multimedia site includes teacher-selected primary sources, a video on Medgar Evers, elementary-school lessons on Rosa Parks and desegregation, and Advanced Placement DBQs on Brown v. Board of Education.

Gilbert Stuart

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Online exhibition highlighting the life and works of portrait painter Gilbert Stuart. Includes biographic material and a gallery of his works.

Art to Zoo: What Makes Time Tick? (1991)

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The lesson plan shows in this issue shows how time has 'changed' over the years, and asks students to consider what would happen if all timekeeping devices were suddenly gone.

Art to Zoo: The Greatest Show on Earth (Starring Some of the World?s Smallest Animals, 1981)

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Issue includes insect facts, a brief lesson in insect adaptation, a bibliography of resources, and a pullout page, 'Make Your Own Insect Zoo.'
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