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Animal Tracks: What Do They Reveal?

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Lesson where students do the work of biologists by investigating wildlife through tracks. They collect data, classify animals according to their 'consumer category,' create presence/absence species lists, and interpret habitat requirements. Includes printable worksheet.

Muddy Creek Canoe Trip

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Field trip program at SERC's Maryland location. Canoe trip is a guided tour where students will learn simple canoeing skills while observing the surrounding ecosystem and identifying certain species with a field guide. Stops along the trip give students time to discuss elements of the ecosystem around them.

Edge of Enchantment

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Exhibit presenting the pictures and stories of the people of Huatulco and Huamelula as they talk about their families, the beliefs and practices that sustain their sense of who they are, the ceremonial landscapes to which they remain rooted, and the development and migration now changing their world. Shows and describes many of the places in Mexico known as encantos or enchanted places.

African Gold: Selections from the Glassell Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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This online exhibition contains pieces made primarily by Akan artists living in Ghana and the neighboring Cote d'Ivoire.

Anthropology Teaching Activities: Random Strategies in Archeology

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Several activities designed to introduce the principles of archeology, the importance of material culture, and techniques and questions of archeology. Also includes suggested speakers in the Washington, DC area.

Back to Basics

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Lesson examining the unique and diverse historical artifacts that people have designed to fulfill their everyday needs (i.e., food, water, shelter) in extraordinary ways. After looking at the various ways these needs have been met historically, students create a pictorial timeline of how objects have been designed to meet a need throughout the course of history.

Paul Revere's Ride and the American Revolution

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Teacher-created lesson in which students come up with alternative strategies for Lexington and Concord. In reports that include maps and other graphics, they explain how those strategies might have altered history.

What Would Make Our School More

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Teacher-created lesson in which students survey their school to see what they can do to make it more environmentally friendly. The lesson addresses data collection and analysis standards.

Letter Mania

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Game tests children's knowledge of postal vocabulary.

Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music

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Online exhibit featuring the colorful illustrations found on sheet music featuring aeronautical themes. Since early developments in aeronautics have been accompanied by popular interest and media coverage, you can find many forgotten songs about aeronautics and the colorful illustrations that adorn the sheet music for these songs.

Belly Dance, USA: Music, Movement, and Arab-American Communities

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This lesson examines belly dance music, performed by Lebanese-American musician George Abdo, an example of music in Arab American communities during the 1970s. Students will learn about Middle Eastern music, its transformations in the United States, and basic forms of belly dance movement.

National Anthem by Pete Seeger

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Pete Seeger Sings the U.S. National Anthem at the Ralph Rinzler Memorial in 1995.

"Some Kind of Something Is Going On Down There": Crossroads at Congo Square

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Winter/Spring 2015: New Orleans

Channel Challenge

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Student teams will be introduced to the phenomenon of how water can rapidly change the environment. They will observe how engineers reduce the impact of flooding events with materials that can absorb and channel water. At the end of this challenge students will be able to assess the ability of classroom materials to stop the movement of water. Student groups will devise and test a flood prevention system to stop water from reaching a castle, using 3D printed models.

Be Mosquito Smart: Know the Enemy

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In this activity, students learn about mosquitos, including their anatomy, environments, what attracts them, why mosquitos “bite,” and the dangerous diseases they carry. Students gain knowledge through research and then participate in a competitive, interactive game to be the first to complete their mosquito. In addition to data collection, students use interpersonal skills needed in STEM2D careers such as presenting ideas and working as a collaborative team. This activity is adapted from the Smithsonian Science for Global Goals, Mosquito! Module.

Mosquito! How Can We Ensure Good Health For All From Mosquito-borne Diseases- One Week Experience

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A condensed version of the Mosquito Module meant to be able to be completed in one week

American Photographs: The First Century

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Online exhibition presenting a wide-ranging selection of both familiar and lesser-known early American photographers' work. Includes images from such photographers as Mathew Brady and Timothy O'Sullivan.

Women in Aviation and Space History

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This online exhibition serves as a 'gallery guide' to the history of flying women, from the pioneering days to the space age.

Catch the Calypso beat and put it on your feet!

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explore the feel of Calypso music and participate in a Trinidadian popular dance, the Limbo. Students will be able to perform a Calypso rhythmic pattern on classroom instruments and will accompany their own Limbo dance on Orff instruments while exploring the social and cultural context of Calypso music.

"West Virginia, My Home" by Hazel Dickens at 2003 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

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Hazel Dickens became an accomplished bluegrass performer at a time when the genre was dominated by men. She is also an admired advocate for women's and worker's rights. Along with fellow musician and friend Alice Gerrard, she empowered countless female singers and musicians to succeed without sacrificing integrity. In this performance, Dickens, herself the eighth of eleven children born to a West Virginia mining family, pays homage to her home state.

Design Your Own Mask

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On this site, visitors explore masks from museum galleries and then design their own or draw their interpretation of one they saw.

First Person Account: Lydia Post

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Video about Lydia Minturn Post, a Long Island patriot, expressing her fear that the American Revolution will fail. In this historical recreation, Lydia discusses the disparities between the British and Colonial forces and the true meaning behind the colonists will to fight. This video accompanies The Price of Freedom: Americans at War online exhibit and is meant for use with the 'General George Washington, Military leader' lesson plan. Targets grades 2-12.

I Like It! Discovering Your Personal Style (4-8)

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Activity designed to help students become aware of the wide range of design styles and choices in everyday living. Students explore their personal preferences as they investigate interior design styles.

Survey Savvy

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Lesson plan in which students conduct a survey to gather information about the viewpoints of the exhibition Design for the Other 90%. They present their findings to the class.
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