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Subject: Schools and classrooms

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This is a sampling of images related to classes, students, and schools.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: School, classroom, student, teacher, teaching, school house, schoolhouse, class, yearbook, graduation, graduate, group photograph, class picture

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Photographer: Hahn, Betty

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This is a collection of work by Betty Hahn and a portrait of her in the Photographic History Collection.

Keywords: gum bichromate, photographs on fabric, hand-stitching, feminist art, women and art, experimental photography
NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Subject: People with dolls

#nmahphc

This is a selection of photographs from the Photographic History Collection.

Keywords: girls, dolls, Christmas gift

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Marvels of Greece and Rome

The Greeks were famous for their skill at building,not only temples and palaces, but theatres and arenas too. They were also marvellous sculptors. The Romans copied Greek buildings and made improvements. The Romans imitated the Greeks in making lifelike figures in bronze,marble,gold and ivory. My collection contains buildings and sculptures from the Greek and Roman world and the stories behind them.


Simona-Elena Humelnicu-Christofi
6
 

Types of Slopes

Identify as many slopes as you can from each of the 10 images. There are 4 types of slopes: positive, negative,  no slope, and undefined. Type your answers in the comments section of Google Classroom under the question. 

Misty Smith
10
 

Jazz and the Machine

How did artists designers "picture" the kinetic sounds of American Jazz? In what ways did jazz music and dance forms become commodified, and even used as a touristic experience for middle-class Americans and international listeners? And, most importantly, how did these musical forms propagate a new creative culture during the Harlem Renaissance and beyond? Find out on this short tour of paintings, prints, ceramics, musical instruments, and sound recordings. 

Katie Anania
10
 

Eight Legged Fantastic!

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 spiders. 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 spiders and arachnids as well as listen to the read aloud Sophia's Masterpiece. Families can  watch science videos and read articles about spiders and scorpions. They can also explore art inspired by spiders and Spiderman the superhero. 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.

rajeeva voleti
58
 

Making: Design a Protest Poster

Inspired by a workshop activity hosted by 2018 National Design Award winner for Communication Design Civilization, download the included worksheet and follow along to create your own visually-impactful protest poster. 

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
13
 

Car Design

Objectives: 

  • Discover that cars come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors  
  • Learn that some design elements improve functions of cars and some are purely aesthetic  
  • Have the opportunity to design own car 


Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
9
 

Wheels and Axles

Objectives:

  • Identify the shape of a wheel
  • Experiment with differently shaped wheels   
  • Learn that wheels and axles help heavy things move 
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
5
 

The Plantation South

This collection will examine the Plantation South and the Cotton kingdom.

Thomas Gray
6
 

Eight Legged Fantastic!

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 spiders. 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 spiders and arachnids as well as listen to the read aloud Sophia's Masterpiece. Families can  watch science videos and read articles about spiders and scorpions. They can also explore art inspired by spiders and Spiderman the superhero. 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
58
 

The Industrial Revolution

This collection will explain the changes brought to American Life during the Industrial Revolution.

Thomas Gray
5
 

Color Our Collections at the National Portrait Gallery

This Learning Lab collection has been created to encourage learners of all ages to #ColorOurCollections and engage with our portraits! Each coloring page is followed by the portrait in our collection that the coloring page is based on. We invite you to compare and contrast your creation with our collections! What might you add to your portrait? What colors would you use? What choices did you make that were the same as  the choices the original artist made? What choices did you make that were different?

#NPGteach #myNPG

Caitlin Blake
23
 

Art & Culture Guessing Game

1. Can you guess who made these? Look at each picture and decide which type of maker created it:      Painter, Sculptor, Potter, Printmaker, Weaver, Architect

2. Can you guess what culture or time these things are from?  Write your guess, then click on the picture. Click the  i  symbol to learn the answer.

3. Choose a picture and tell why  you think this object is special or useful.

4.  How do you think it expresses something important to the people of that culture?

Jean-Marie Galing
24
 

My Life as a Refugee

"No one plans to become a refugee—to flee your home because your life is in danger. Yet today, there are 25.9 million refugees, more than the world has seen in nearly a century.

There are many reasons a person might become a refugee.

Maybe you live in a country torn apart by war, and your house was bombed to rubble.

Maybe you live in a place where you and your family are being attacked for your religious beliefs.

Maybe you live in a region plagued by famine, and you are facing starvation.

Or maybe you are like 15-year-old Bilan, and you were chased from your home by violence."

Lewis, K. (2019, September). I Live in a Refugee Camp. Scholastic Scope.

As you read Bilan's story, look at the photos and artwork included in this collection. These include all types of refugees from many locations and times in history. 

Choose one photo or document that speaks to you. Research it by looking at the "more info" tab. You may also conduct your own personal research. You can use the questions below to guide your research and thinking.

  • What was the primary reason these people were fleeing? 
  • What made them refugees?
  •  How does this particular document make you feel?  
  • How can you make connections between the experiences of the people in the documents and Bilan's experience?

Write a (minimum) one page essay in response to this collection and the story My Life as a Refugee. Share it with me via Office 365.

Amanda Dillard
12
 

Going for the Gold: The Olympics

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 Olympics. 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 Olympics, the Special Olympics and athletes who competed. Families can also read articles about the Olympics, learn about the first Olympics, and explore the amazing athletes who have competed to be the best. 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
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Exploring Identity through Portraiture

Exploring Identity through Portraiture explores the ways in which artists and sitters use portraiture as a means to convey individual, community/cultural, and national identity. By analyzing portraits, including self-portraits, students will consider how the artists tell the sitters’ stories, paying attention to how the artists’ choices reveal some—but perhaps not all—aspects of the sitters’ identity. Students will explore how portraiture can be an avenue that they can use to represent their own identities and make meaning of what is important to them.


Curriculum Connections: This lesson plan is suitable for students in grades 4-12 Civics and Visual Arts classes. 


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 one’s own individual, community/cultural, and national identity.

#NPGteach

Nicole Vance
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Gender Equality

Mai Khanh Nguyen
5
 

Pio Pico State Historic Park

Pío Pico is one of California's most important and fascinating historical figures. Born a poor soldier’s son in a frontier Spanish mission, he gained wealth and status as a businessman, cattle rancher, and politician during Mexican Era California - serving twice as governor. At the height of his power, he owned over 500,000 acres of land, including 5 large ranches. Today, what remains of his vast holdings is his adobe house located on a few acres of land that were once part of his 9,000-acre ranch, El Ranchito. 

His adobe house at El Ranchito was built around 1850 and is a reflection of the rancho lifestyle in Southern California of the time and his active contribution to the development of American California. Today, the adobe is beautifully restored with historic gardens at Pio Pico State Historic Park in Whittier, CA. Explore the adobe house, the gardens, and learn about what life was like on the ranch, the culture and history of the Californios, and the life of Pio Pico. 

CA State Parks Los Angeles
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Labor Organizing in the US

This playlist on Labor Organizing in the U.S. is designed for self-guided learning with intermittent check-ins for high school age students. The learning tasks are divided over five days, designed for 30-35 minutes per day, and build on each other. However, students are able to work on this playlist at their own pace. They will engage with primary and secondary sources as well as visual, video, written, and audio texts. Students have the option to complete the tasks online by connecting through Google classroom or print PDF versions of each formative and summative assessments for work offline. By the end of the week, students will create work of art that represents work people are doing today to create change in a current social issue.

  • Formative assessments are represented by a chevron (Learning Check In, Tasks, and Guides).
  • Summative assessments are respresented by a circle (Quiz and Final Task).
  • PDF versions of all formative and summative assessments are in the tiles immediately after the digital versions. 


Matt Hart
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What makes a place? Memorials in the U.S.

This playlist on "What makes a place? Memorials in the U.S." is designed for self-guided learning with intermittent check-ins for elementary school age students. The learning tasks are divided over five days, designed for 30-35 minutes per day, and build on each other. However, students are able to work on this playlist at their own pace. They will engage with visual, video, and written texts. Students have the option to complete the tasks online by connecting through Google classroom or print word doc versions of each formative and summative assessments for work offline. By the end of the week, students will create a work of art. Modify the lessons as needed.

  • Formative assessments are represented by a chevron (Learning Task and Learning Check In).
  • Summative assessments are represented by a circle (Final Task).
  • Word doc versions of all formative and summative assessments are in the tiles immediately after the digital versions. 

*Social Studies and Visual Arts standards vary by state for elementary grades. We recommend educators and caregivers consult their student and child's state standards for these two subjects.

National Museum of American History
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Human Figure: Abstract vs. Realistic

Look at the artworks and decide which are realistic and which are abstract. Play the sorting game and put the images in the right folder.


Jean-Marie Galing
19
 

Car Design

Objectives: 

  • Discover that cars come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors  
  • Learn that some design elements improve functions of cars and some are purely aesthetic  
  • Have the opportunity to design own car 


Meredith Osborne
8
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