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LL Cool J Text-to-Image Analysis

This collection works to establish connections between a portrait of LL Cool J and some of his words. How can these excerpts help us to understand this portrait? What layers of meaning and nuance do they add? How can this portrait help us to see his work in a new way?

Haley Potter
5
 

James Baldwin

This collection works to establish connections between a portrait of James Baldwin and examples of his writing. How can these excerpts help us to understand this portrait? What layers of meaning and nuance do they add? How can this portrait help us to see his writing in a new way?

Haley Potter
4
 

Gertrude Stein Text-to-Image Analysis

This collection works to establish connections between a portrait of Gertrude Stein and examples of her writing. How can these excerpts help us to understand this portrait? What layers of meaning and nuance do they add? How can this portrait help us to see her writing in a new way?

Haley Potter
8
 

George Washington Text-to-Image Analysis

This collection works to establish connections between a very famous portrait of George Washington and examples of his documents relevant to it. How can these excerpts help us to understand this portrait? What layers of meaning and nuance do they add? How can this portrait help us to see our first president in a new way?

Haley Potter
7
 

The Four Justices Text-to-Image Collection

This collection works to establish connections between a portrait of the four female justices of the Supreme Court and documents about and by them. How can these excerpts help us to understand this portrait? What layers of meaning and nuance do they add? How can this portrait help us to see these women in a new way?

Haley Potter
6
 

E.O. Wilson Text-to-Image Analysis

This collection works to establish connections between a portrait of Edward O. Wilson and examples of his work. How can these excerpts help us to understand this portrait? What layers of meaning and nuance do they add? How can this portrait help us to see his work in a new way?

Haley Potter
4
 

Alexander Hamilton Text-to-Image Analysis

This collection works to establish connections between a portrait of Alexander Hamilton and examples of his correspondences. How can these excerpts help us to understand this portrait? What layers of meaning and nuance do they add? How can this portrait help us to see Hamilton in a new way?

Haley Potter
11
 

Toni Morrison Text-to-Image Analysis

This collection works to establish connections between a portrait of Toni Morrison and examples of her writing. How can these excerpts help us to understand this portrait? What layers of meaning and nuance do they add? How can this portrait help us to see her writing in a new way?

Haley Potter
5
 

CoPilotWhoDidItFirst-Hyatt

This collection was created to support an online class for elementary teachers focusing on STEM individuals as we study "Who Did It First?.

Patrick Hyatt
8
 

History Lab: Look into the Past

In this final History Lab of the 2019-20 school year, we will explore some fun historic images from the History Center's collections. What can we learn from looking carefully at these photographs? What do you think it would have been like to be there? Use the graphic organizer at the end to split a photograph into four parts and look even closer! 

To talk with us and learn about more historic photographs, join us for the History Lab Debrief! Visit https://www.heinzhistorycenter... and look for the History Lab section to find the registration link. We hope you can join us!

HeinzHistoryCenterEducation
9
 

Astronauts and the ISS - Paolo Nespoli

This Smithsonian Science Starter collection investigates the history of the International Space Station (ISS), and the lives of the people who have worked on it. How did the ISS come to be? Who are the astronauts who have been chosen to live and work there in microgravity for months at a time?

In the accompanying video, astronaut Paolo Nespoli talks about some of the difficulties of living aboard the ISS. He also discusses some similarities and differences between the United States’ space shuttles and the Russian Soyuz space vehicles, and what keeps astronauts busy during their time on the station. 

Keywords: #airandspace, NASM, National Air and Space Museum

National Air and Space Museum Smithsonian
6
 

Astronauts and the ISS - Joe Acaba

This Smithsonian Science Starter collection investigates the path to become an astronaut with NASA. In the accompanying video, astronaut Joe Acaba tells us about his path from starry-eyed young boy, to classroom teacher, to spacebound astronaut. He discusses what inspired him to pursue this career, and imagines what the future might still have in store for him. Students will consider what might motivate them to participate in spaceflight, and what practical steps they would need to take to achieve that goal.

Keywords: #airandspace, NASM, National Air and Space Museum

National Air and Space Museum Smithsonian
6
 

Facing the Past, Present, and Future through Portraiture

The Learning Lab Collection highlights the ways in which portraiture reveals the past, present, and future of artist, sitters, and the nation. By analyzing portraiture, students will consider how portraiture reflects the past, mirrors the present, and inspires the future. Students will explore a variety of mediums, sitters, and eras of the United States through portraiture of the following individuals:

  • Faith Ringgold
  • Fred T. Korematsu
  • Leonora O'Reilly
  • Fisk Jubilee Singers

Objectives: After completing this lesson, students will be better able to: 

  • Examine how modern and contemporary artists use portraiture to reveal aspects of a sitter’s individual, community/cultural, and national identity. 
  • Identify key components of a portrait and discuss what one can learn about the sitter through these components. 
  • Discuss the artistic choices that portrait artists make and consider how such decisions can reveal the artists’ viewpoints and also influence the viewers’ understanding of the sitters’ identity. 
  • Use the museum’s collection as a gateway to investigating and exploring of the visualization of past, present, and future

Keywords: Faith Ringgold, Fred T. Korematsu, Leonora O'Reilly, Fisk Jubilee Singers, Self-Portrait, Textile Art, Story Quilt, Activism, Japanese Incarceration, Topaz, Korematsu v. United States, Suffrage, Wallace Morgan, Newspaper Sketch, Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, Music, Choir, Photography, Cabinet Card, Past, Present, Future

#NPGteach

Nicole Vance
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Crossing the Delaware Collection by Ashley Naranjo

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.

“History matters because it has contemporary consequence,” declared historian Jennifer Guiliano, explaining to an audience how stereotypes affect children of all races. “In fact, what psychological studies have found, is when you take a small child out to a game and let them look at racist images for two hours at a time they then begin to have racist thoughts.”

The assistant professor affiliated with American Indian Programs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis went on to explain what that means to parents who have taken their kid for a family-oriented excursion to a sporting event with a racist mascot.

“We’re taking children who are very young, exposing them to racist symbology and then saying ‘But don’t be a racist when you grow up,’” Guiliano says. “This is the irony of sort of how we train and educate children. When we think about these issues of bringing children up, of thinking about the impact of these things, this is why history matters.”

Guiliano was among the speakers at a day-long symposium, “Mascots, Myths, Monuments and Memory,” examining racist mascots, the fate of Confederate statues and the politics of memory. The program was held in Washington, D.C. at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the National Museum of the American Indian.

Lonnie Bunch, the founding director of the African American History museum, says this all came about after a conversation with his counterpart Kevin Gover at the American Indian museum. Bunch says he learned that the creation of Confederate monuments and the rise of racist Indian mascots in sporting events occurred during the same period in American history, between the 1890s and 1915. This gathering was one way to help people understand the how and why between that overlap.



#EthnicStudies

Sher Anderson Petty
10
 

Rain or Shine: The US Postal Service

I created this collection for families to do together while schools are closed. I will be making a collection a day while we are out of school. Today we will be exploring the Postal Service. The idea is for families to look at the items in the collection and consider what they see in the objects and paintings, what they think, and what they wonder. Families can also watch a free Brainpop video about the postal service troubles as well as explore videos about how our mail is delivered. Families can learn about a dog that helped deliver the mail. At the end of the collection I have provided a few ideas for families about what to do next.

If you want to learn more about more about See Think Wonder you can click here to see a video of a teacher using the routine in her classroom.

Ellen Rogers
81
 

Easy PZ: Think / Puzzle / Explore (Focus: Student Inquiry)

Each Easy PZ collection includes an artwork or museum object and a recorded webinar demonstrating how to use it to develop students' skills with a Harvard Project Zero thinking routine. Supplementary resources provide context relevant to understanding the featured artwork or object.

This collection models the routine "Think / Puzzle / Explore" with a museum resource from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum to activate prior knowledge, generate ideas and curiosity, and set the stage for deeper inquiry.

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
15
 

Quarantine and Space Exploration

This collection explores quarantine and space germs have been handled in space exploration. and connect what they have learned to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Students will:

  • Explore different and diverse perspectives of people who participate in a system and how they think, feel, and care differently about things based on their positions in the system.


National Air and Space Museum Smithsonian
20
 

ABC Easy As 123

I created this collection for families to do together while schools are closed. I will be making a collection a day while we are out of school. Today we will be exploring the alphabet. The idea is for families to look at the items in the collection and consider what they see in the objects and paintings, what they wonder, and compare how they are alike and different. Families can check out alphabets and consider how each of the letters are designed. At the end of the collection I have provided a few ideas for families about what to do next.

If you want to learn more about more about See Think Wonder you can click here to see a video of a teacher using the routine in her classroom.

Ellen Rogers
40
 

CoPilotWhoDidItFirst

This collection was created to support an online class for elementary teachers focusing on STEM individuals as we study "Who Did It First?.

Erin Grossi
8
 

Art & Resistance 4: Unmasked (draft)

If protests make public what is generally kept private, then someone needs to tell America that their racism is showing.   Since March, several states have taken widespread quarantine safety measures (social distancing, shelter in place, & temporary business closures) to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Some, like protesters in front of the Humboldt County Courthouse in Eureka, CA, object to the CDC safety measures viewing them as infringements on their freedom & civil liberties.  Quarantine protests, like this one on May 15th, reveal America's underpinnings may be sadly soiled beyond repair and destined for removing, refreshing and repurposing.  

In the spirit of reusing and recycling in order to reduce waste, it may be necessary to acknowledge some problematic protest signage.  Some signs' rhetoric equated the mandatory wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the mandatory compulsory wearing of torture masks (used on Africans trafficked into slavery) and the sometimes mandatory wearing of muzzles (used for dogs in obedience training).  The protesters' signs explicitly reveal a lack of historical knowledge and imply a false equivalence that negates the humanity of trafficked individuals and the basic dignity of all beings.

Art & Resistance 4- Unmasked is a collection inspired by this protest imagery/ rhetoric and extended as a means of: (1) calling out racist rhetoric to interrupt problematic behavior while (2) calling in an opportunity to explore history & intention more deeply, make meaning collectively, and find a mutual sense of understanding across difference.


  

Sher Anderson Petty
23
 

Coming of Age / Bildungsroman

A collection of images from the Smithsonian American Art Museum that explore the journey from youth to adulthood.


Elizabeth Dale-Deines
26
 

Art To Go/ Arte en tu casa (Middle School)

Artworks and Activities for Middle School Students Learning at Home. We hope that these artworks can give you a way to get creative, connect with something in the wider world, or just keep your beautiful brain busy. Use the activities in any order. All activities work with all artworks - there’s no wrong way to use this packet.

Obras de arte y actividades para estudiantes de la escuela intermedia que aprenden en casa. Esperamos que estas obras de arte te ayuden a aumentar tu creatividad, a relacionarte con el resto del mundo o, sencillamente, a ocupar tu maravilloso cerebro. No importa el orden en que hagas las actividades. Todas pueden hacerse con cualquiera de las obras de arte: no hay manera de equivocarse cuando usas este conjunto de actividades. 

Elizabeth Dale-Deines
8
 

Art To Go/ Arte en su casa (Elementary)

Artworks and Activities for Elementary Students Learning at Home. This packet includes a booklet of creative writing activities and printed artworks that feature heroic figures and folktales.

Obras de arte y actividades para estudiantes de la escuela primaria que aprenden en casa. Este conjunto de actividades incluye un folleto con ejercicios de redacción creativa y obras de arte impresas que presentan a personajes heroicos y cuentos populares.

Elizabeth Dale-Deines
8
 

Art + Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

An online teacher workshop exploring art and mindful integration of social-emotional skills.

Tuesday, May, 19, 2020

Elizabeth Dale-Deines
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