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1936 Berlin Olympics

This collection of primary sources will display how Hitler turned the international, good-willed, Olympic games something of racial arbitrary.

Noah Clickett


Images of the 1950's

Lynn Madden



Brandon Peifer

1950's Intro

Important images of the late 1940s and 1950s.

Frank Paciaroni

1950's: Culture, Media & McCarthyism

Use Tooker's Waiting Room as an introduction for students to  explore major developments of the 1950's  including the mass media, consumer culture, suburbs, & McCarthyism.


Mike Krause

1950s Conformity and Counterculture

The 1950s were a period of post-war peace and prosperity. The growing economy and baby boom led to a culture of consumerism and growing Cold War tensions led to an embrace of all things American. This student activity includes a number of images reflecting the 1950s (most of them in postage stamp form). After investigating these images and evaluating how they support or challenge conformity, students are asked to research the counterculture that began to develop in the 1950s. The final assessment asks students to create a stamp image reflecting one of the people, events, or movements that pushed back against 1950s conformity.

Guiding questions:
-What caused a sense of American conformity to develop in the 1950s? How was this feeling expressed?
-What challenges to conformity existed in the 1950s?
-Is it more "American" to conform or to rebel?
Kate Harris

1950s Time Capsule

Choose items and artifacts that would be representative of the following categories that pertain to life in the 1950s:

  1. Suburbs
  2. Baby boom
  3. Automobiles
  4. Consumerism
  5. White collar employment
  6. Fashion
  7. Gender roles
  8. Pop culture (music and tv)
American History



Sophie Auffret



Sophie Auffret

1990 - 2010 Video Games

In west Philadelphia born and raised

On the playground was where I spent most of my days
Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool
And all shooting some b-ball outside of the school
When a couple of guys who were up to no good
Started making trouble in my neighborhood
I got in one little fight and my mom got scared
She said, "You're movin' with your auntie and uncle in Bel-Air."

I begged and pleaded with her day after day
But she packed my suitcase and sent me on my way
She gave me a kiss and then she gave me my ticket.
I put my Walkman on and said, "I might as well kick it."

First class, yo, this is bad
Drinking orange juice out of a champagne glass.
Is this what the people of Bel-Air living like?
Hmm, this might be alright.

But wait I hear they're prissy, bourgeois, all that
Is this the type of place that they just send this cool cat?
I don't think so
I'll see when I get there
I hope they're prepared for the prince of Bel-Air

Well, the plane landed and when I came out
There was a dude who looked like a cop standing there with my name out
I ain't trying to get arrested yet
I just got here
I sprang with the quickness like lightning, disappeared

I whistled for a cab and when it came near
The license plate said "Fresh" and it had dice in the mirror
If anything I could say that this cab was rare
But I thought, "Nah, forget it."
– "Yo, home to Bel-Air."

I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8
And I yelled to the cabbie, "Yo home smell ya later."
I looked at my kingdom
I was finally there
To sit on my throne as the Prince of Bel-Air


1992 Election

Considering all of the information you have analyzed today, respond to the following prompt in writing. Be sure to cite specific examples in your response to support your argument.

PROMPT: Write a response analyzing why Bill Clinton was successful in winning the presidency over the incumbent George H.W. Bush in 1992.

Brandon Peifer

19th Century Children's Books

Collection of 19th Century Children's Books from SIL
Doug Dunlop

19th Century Fashion and the Architectual Sillohette

The extravagance of French fashion in the 19th century creates a stepping stone for how famous designers like Rei Kawakubo and John Galliano use architecture as inspiration for their own collections.  

Cooper Hewitt Design Scholars

1st Grade- Family

Themes: family, seasons, landscapes, horizon lines


20's learning lab

Kieran Anderson

200 Years and Counting: How the U.S. Census Tracks Social Trends

In lessons in this 1990 issue of Art to Zoo, students learn how census data is collected and how it is used. They fill out census forms and interpret information from graphs, tables, and other information displays. Click the PDF icon to download the issue.

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access

2014 FIFA World Cups influence on host country of Brazil


Jose Lopez

2018 National High School Design Competition

This Learning Lab was created as a resource for students and teachers participating in the 2018 National High School Design Competition.

This year's competition challenges students to make the everyday accessible by considering a place, process, or object they regularly use, identifying a challenge that a user with a disability might have with it, and designing a solution that addresses that challenge and makes the place, process, or object more accessible for all.

For more details on the competition go to


Cooper Hewitt Education Department

2019 National High School Design Competition


Cooper Hewitt is delighted to announce the theme of the 2019 National High School Design Competition: The Nature of Design: What would you design (or redesign) that is a nature-based solution to a global problem?


Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum launched the National High School Design Competition in collaboration with Target in 2016. Every year, students around the country are challenged to design a solution to a unique scenario, inspired by Cooper Hewitt’s rich collection and stimulating exhibitions.

Visit Cooper Hewitt website to learn more  

Cooper Hewitt Education Department

2019 Student Art Contest

Marin Layne Williams

20s and 30s project

Joel Barker

25 of the Most Powerful Women of the Last Century

Who are the women who have most influenced our world over the past century? What did they do to make themselves noteworthy? Your task is to research each woman, establish a timeline and place her in the proper order then write 4-6 sentences about her accomplishments and their historical impact on the world.
Linda Muller

2H Course Themes

Megan Dawson
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