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Rockets are a favorite object for young children. They are large, powerful, and help people travel to outer space! What more can we learn about rockets?
Sports are important to our culture in many ways, and help teach sportsmanship, leadership, and persistence. Use the images and discussion ideas to have conversations about sports in your community and in the world.
This collection provides a brief introduction to the Vejigante tradition practiced during the month of February in Puerto Rico, in observance/celebration of Carnival.
This collection provides an introduction to the art of weaving practiced in Guatemala.
This resources in this collection provide a basic introduction to the life and work of Spanish artist Joan Miró.
Explore the vast resources on dinosaurs that the Smithsonian has to offer.
You may think of spoons as everyday objects, but spoons can tell special stories and teach us about cultures. Explore this collection to learn more.
How do you communicate? Through words? Body language? A look? Explore this collection to see how people, and animals communicate.
Explore the vast resources on Ancient Egypt that the Smithsonian has to offer.
This collection is comprised of artwork and objects that reflect a variety of bodies and the amazing things bodies can do.
How do you communicate? Through words? Body language? A facial expression? Explore the different ways people and animals communicate.
An introduction to the basics of Flamenco music and dance.
The ocean covers the majority of the Earth and contains so many diverse creatures. Check out some of the objects in the Smithsonian collection related to the ocean.
- Compare and Contrast the Eastern Lubber Grasshopper to the Conehead Grasshopper
- Ability to move
- Shape and size
- Explore grasshopper's mouth pieces that are used for grinding
Discover some of the features of the Universe:
Activities: How Big? How Far? How Old?
All about METEORITES
Where to find them, where they come from, what they can tell us, and MORE
Did American women [or the women of your state] deserve the right to vote in the early 20th century?
Who had the right to vote in the US [or your state] by the early 20th century?; What roles did women play in society at this time?; Who supported and opposed women's suffrage and why?
Though the answer to this compelling question might feel obvious to 21st century Americans, the issue was far from settled at the time. This dichotomy adds to its intellectual heft and engages students' inherent interest in fairness, discrimination, and rights. (It also connects to ongoing debates about the franchise and who is entitled to it.) The supporting questions invite students to learn more about voting in the time period, the changing roles played by women, and the people who might have supported or opposed women's political equality, all of which help scaffold students' investigations into the ideas and issues behind this compelling question.
Why was Brazil one of the last countries in the world to abolish slavery?
The idea is to make learners understand the long-lasting slavery process in Brazil and be aware of its consequences to our society.
Supporting Questions: 1) When did it happen and what was the political context?
2) How slaves were treated?
3)Who took advantage of it?
By these questions leaners will grasp the whole scenario (economical, political, cultural and social) and see that the effects of this process is everywhere and explain social relations we have nowadays.
Alaska is home to over 100,000 Indigenous residents who represent twenty distinctive cultures and languages. The map shows cities, towns and villages where most people live today, but depicts Alaska Native territories as they existed in about 1890, before the main influx of Euro-American settlers.
Map information is courtesy of Michael Krauss, Igor Krupnik, Ives Goddard and the Alaska Native Language Center (University of Alaska Fairbanks). Map courtesy of the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center.