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MAKE IT: Story Layers

Reveal the layers within a story that matters to you with Mark Bradford. 

We want to see your creations! Share on social media @hirshhorn with #HirshhornInsideOut.

Time: 60-90 minutes | Skill Level: Advanced | Topic: Storytelling


About HIRSHHORN KIDS at home

Want to be creative at home? Bring the joy of HIRSHHORN KIDS into your home with unique hands-on projects inspired by the artists in our collection. Projects are designed to keep kids of all ages engaged and interested in exploring art and making. New projects are released every week at HIRSHHORN KIDS at home and here on the Learning Lab.


HirshhornKidsAtHome
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MLK: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

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 life of Martin Luther King, Jr. 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 him as well as his speeches. As a family you can talk about how these pictures tell a story of the life of MLK. What story does it tell? What mgiht be missing? 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
50
 

LGBT Rights and History

This teaching collection contains resources to support a more inclusive United States history curriculum. It includes documents, videos, and websites related to the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans-, and other sexual minorities) movement. The collection is divided into the following themes:

-People

-Pride and Diversity of Experiences (reflecting a range of LGBT identities)

-History, Challenges, and Accomplishments

-Additional Resources

This is a work-in-progress based on the digitized materials within the Smithsonian Learning Lab's collection--it is not meant to be wholly definitive or authoritative.

Wright Library
43
 

Young People Affecting Politics

Throughout American History, young people have led, influenced, and defined the outcomes of our elections and politics. By organizing, lobbying, advocating, protesting, and voting, young voices supply our democracy with a never-ending source of fresh ideas, concerns, and hopes. This tradition continues today, as voters ages 18 to 24 make up the biggest potential voting bloc in modern elections.

This Learning Lab collection can be used in conjunction with a short video that challenges young people to reflect on and discuss “What will you stand for?” Find the video and additional resources here: https://historyexplorer.si.edu...

This video is part of a series of short films from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History that looks at how young people have historically shaped public opinion and outcomes. These brief videos help young people learn from the civic actions of youth in the past to become thoughtful, informed, and active participants in their democracy today. Through historical stories of youth engaged in our elections and politics, these videos show how youth have made history through civic action and challenge today’s young people to continue shaping their democracy. 

Wright Library
33
 

Coral Reefs, coral bleaching, and hope

A condensed collection about coral reefs, coral bleaching, and hope.

Knicki Karsies
5
 

Resistance to School Desegregation

This playlist on Resistance to School Desegregation 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, and written texts. Students have the option to complete the tasks online by connecting through Google classroom or access Google doc versions of each formative and summative assessments for work online and/or offline. By the end of the week, students will write an analytical essay.

National Museum of American History
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Exploring Water Drops

This collection provides resources for students to explore the properties of water drops and make connections to the water properties in nature.

Students will be able to:

  • make observations about properties of water drops
  • describe how water acts on different surfaces
  • make connections to water properties in natural settings

Keywords: #airandspace, National Air and Space Museum, NASM, physical property, water, observation

National Air and Space Museum Smithsonian
5
 

ISS Images and Land forms

This collection presents several images taken from the International Space Station and challenges students to identify the land forms and their locations on Earth.  

Keywords: #airandspace, National Air and Space Museum, NASM, earth science, ISS

National Air and Space Museum Smithsonian
5
 

Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition

This collection explores the processes of weathering, erosion, and deposition and how they appear on Earth and Mars.

Students will:

  • Understand the processes of weathering, erosion, and deposition and how it creates soil.
  • Apply what they know about weathering, erosion, and deposition on Earth and apply it to landforms on Mar and draw conclusions about its past and present.
  • Present an argument for why Mars had liquid water in large quantities in its past. 

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

National Air and Space Museum Smithsonian
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Designing for the Weather

Design a structure to meet a challenge, then learn about weather hazards and how structures are engineered to stand up to extreme conditions.

Students will explore the benefits of a lightweight, strong structure and build within parameters to meet a challenge. Strong, light structures are necessary in constructing buildings (especially in areas with extreme weather) as well as air and space craft. 

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

National Air and Space Museum Smithsonian
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Air and Space Symbols

This collection explores our nation's symbols and how mission and squadron patches incorporate symbolism in their design.  Students are then encouraged to create their own patch.

Grade 1 Social Studies: Civic Values 1.2

Students identify and describe the symbols, icons, songs, and traditions of the United States that exemplify cherished ideals and provide continuity and a sense of community across time. 

Keywords: #airandspace, National Air and Space Museum, NASM, patch, logo, symbol, Tuskegee airmen, 

National Air and Space Museum Smithsonian
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Subject: Real Photo Postcards, Souvenir

#nmahphc

This is an assortment of real photo postcards from the Photographic History Collection that are related to studio-based souvenir postcards dating from the early 1900s to the 1930s. There is a small number of real photo postcards related to amusement parks.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: caboose, train, rail car, automobile, donkey, horse, studio photography, posed, humor, comical, funny, silly, acting, painted backdrop, studio furniture, studio prop, swimsuit, bathing costume, jitney, basket transportation, family, couple, parents and children, friends, vacation, travel, holiday, paper moon, dirigible, blimp, ship, boat, caricature, orchard, fish, Luna Park, Atlantic City, Coney Island, Niagara Falls

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Geometry in Art

This resources in this collection were for the students of a 4th grade advanced math class studying translations, rotations, and other geometric movements. 

Cynthia Bee
13
 

MAKE IT: Nature inspired stamp painting

Look outside your window and get inspired by the colors and patterns of nature! 

We want to see your creations! Share on social media @hirshhorn with #HirshhornInsideOut.

Time: 15–20 minutes | Skill Level: Beginner | Topic: Art inspired by nature


About HIRSHHORN KIDS at home

Want to be creative at home? Bring the joy of HIRSHHORN KIDS into your home with unique hands-on projects inspired by the artists in our collection. Projects are designed to keep kids of all ages engaged and interested in exploring art and making. New projects are released every week at HIRSHHORN KIDS at home and here on the Learning Lab.

gdechouette
14
 

Design It Yourself: Design Eyewear

Follow along to design eyeglasses inspired by the work of Derek Lam, 2019 National Design Award winner for Fashion Design. 

gdechouette
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"Fahrenheit 451" Major Text Review

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Alexis Denny
5
 

Design It Yourself: Design an Expressive Letterform

Follow along to design an expressive letterform inspired by 2017 National Design Award Winner for Communication Design, Jennifer Morla

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
20
 

Subject: Christmas

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Subject: Native Americans BAE transfer

#nmahphc

This is a collection from the Photographic History Collection of portraits of Native Americans. These photographic objects were transferred in 1932 from the Bureau of American Ethnology (now part of the Anthropological Archive) to what is now the Photographic History Collection. They were among the first photographs collected for the Smithsonian Institution. 

For additional images, search collections.si.edu

Keywords: Smithsonian history, indigenous peoples, First Nation Peoples, portraiture, cased images, ambrotype, daguerreotype, tintype, Thomas M. Easterly, John H. Fitzgibbon, peace medal

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Subject: Weddings

#nmahphc

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

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords (subject): Wedding, marriage ceremony, church, gay rights, bride, groom, love, wedding dress, tuxedo, marriage clothes, wedding clothes, bouquet, flowers, tradition, anniversary, nontraditional wedding, wedding album, Tom Thumb and Lavania Warren, Leon and Sondra Einhorn, Victor Keppler, Lisa Law, Courtney Kennedy, Michael Kennedy, Ken Regan, Paul and Laura Foster, Mr. & Mrs. Patrick O'Brien, David Eisenhower and Juile Nixon

Keywords (photography): wedding album, portraiture, traditional photography, advertising, color photography, color carbro, gelatin silver print, press print, documentary photography, mutoscope poster, stereoview, genre scene, pictorialism, carte-de-visite, 

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Distance Learning: Teaching Persepolis

The purpose of this collection is to model for educators distance learning instruction:

  1. using museum artifacts & visual texts to learn/ teach
    • historical/ cultural context for novel study
  2. using Project Zero thinking routines to interrogate text
Sher Anderson Petty
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Emily Dickinson

Images to use as a discussion launch before each selected poem, addressing elements related to the creation of mood, atmosphere, and sensory imagery (among other topics). #SAAMteach

Annette Spahr
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