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Subject: Porches

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This is a selection of photographs from the Photographic History Collection related to portraits on porches.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords (subject): porch, railing, portico, awning, steps, front steps, stoop, house, home, group portrait, family portrait, door, doorway, door frame, deck, patio, front yard, lawn, lawn chair, lawn furniture, pets, dogs, wooden, roof, fence, front of house, windows, balcony, vernacular architecture, sidewalk

Keywords (photography): real photo postcard, fine art photography, documentary photography, portraiture, albumen, gelatin silver, platinum, advertising, photojournalism, Ansel Adams, Rudolf Eickemeyer, Jr, Elliot Erwitt, Chuck Mintz, Burk Uzzle,  Roy Zalesky, 


NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Native American Art Activity

Students will use this collection to observe Native American Art

Katie Johnson
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Photographer: Drew, Ed

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This is a collection of contemporary tintypes from the Photographic History Collection by Ed Drew.  There are two bodies of work in this collection, Combat Images from Afghanistan (2013) and The People of Klamath (2014-2015). 

Copyright Ed Drew.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: tintype, portraiture, alternative process, airmen, Air Force Reserve, deployment, medic, helicopter,  American flag, guns, Native Americans, Oregon, photography and agency, record album cover, textile, feathers, fur, exterior portrait, woods, forest, trees, rocks, sweatshirt, cell phone

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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California Indigenous People after the Mission Period

This primary resource collection has primary resources regarding California Indigenous People after the Mission Period.

Katherine Wallace
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Photographer: Tartt, Jo

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This is a collection of photographs from the Photographic History Collection of Polaroids by Jo Tartt, Jr. These photographs depict newspapers in newspaper boxes in Washington, DC during the time of the Iraq War.

For additional photographs, search collections.si.edu.

See also, Learning Lab Polaroid collection.

Keywords: newspaper, front page, photojournalism, newspaper box, above the fold, war photography, war time civil experience, protest, headlines, New York TimesWashington PostWashington ExaminerNew York PostDaily News, USA Today, US Army, military troops, Saddam Hussein, 

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Legacies of World War I

This playlist on the lessons and legacies of World War I is designed for self-guided learning with intermittent check-ins for middle 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 online exhibitions, videos, and written texts. Students can complete the tasks online by connecting through Google classroom for each formative and summative assessment.

By the end of the week, students will create a brief constructed response that expresses and uses evidence to support their argument about how World War I shaped the ensuing century in the United States. 

  • Formative assessments are represented by a chevron (Learning Check Ins and Daily Check Ins).
  • Google Doc versions of all formative and summative assessments are in the tiles immediately after the digital versions. 
National Museum of American History
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Photographer: Palmer, Bernice

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This is a collection of materials from the Photographic History Collection used and created by Bernice Palmer. As a teenage, she was on the Carpathia that rescued some of the Titanic survivors. Her camera is on view at the National Museum of American History, Washington, DC.

Included in this collection is a behind the scenes video that shows the newspaper in which her photographs were published.

For additional materials, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: women photographer, box camera, amateur photography, citizen journalist, rescue, rescuer, survivor, iceberg, sinking ship, disaster, newspaper, ethics, contract, travel photography

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

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This is a selection of photographs from the Photographic History Collection of work by George Washington Wilson.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: Scottish photographer, Scotland, England, cathedral, landscape, lakes, bridges, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Balmoral Castle, Lincoln Cathedral, Robert Burns cottage, Dunkeld, Killiecrankie, rivers, valleys, Shetland, rock formations, oceanside, seaside, Orkney, standing stones, loch, waterfall, Skye, Inverness,  Glencoe, Loch Ness, Staffa, caves, isle, mountain pass, abbey, churck, kirk, Edinburgh, nineteenth century photography

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Subject: The Beach

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

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords (subject): beach, beaches, sand, shore, shoreline, boardwalk, ocean, sea, lake, bathing suit, bathing costume, swimsuit, sandcastle, Miami, Atlantic City, pier, dock, swimming, beach umbrella, tanning, tan line, sunbathing, tourism, vacation, holiday

Keywords (photography): snapshot, fine art photographs, documentary photography, souvenir photography, stereoview, stereograph, glass plate negative, advertising, press print, nude study, Pictorailism, Burk Uzzle, Rudolph Eickemeyer, Jr, Elliot Erwitt, Ray K. Metzker, Edward Weston

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Subject: American Flags

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This is an assortment of photographs from the Photographic History Collection of photographs and photographic objects that include an American flag.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords (subject): American flag, U.S. flag, Old Glory, Star Spangled Banner, parade, protest, march, veteran, military, political rally, grave, activism, patriotism, Fourth of July parade, 4th of July, decoration, September 11, 2001, 9/11

Keywords (photography): tintype, ambrotype, real photo postcard, documentary photography, photojournalism, gelatin silver print, color photography, press print, stereograph, stereoview


NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Subject: Religion

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This is an assortment of photographs from the Photographic History Collection broadly related to religion. The photographs were made for a variety of purposes and audiences with a variety of formats and processes. 

For additional photographs and objects, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: church, chapel, cathedral, temple, shrine, synagogue, alter, relic, God, Jesus, Mother Mary, Virgin Mary, Amish, protestant, catholic, Islam, Muslim, Judaism, Jewish, Shinto, Buddha, Buddhist, Buddhism, Hare Krishna, priest, preacher, pastor, rabbi, imam, reverend, deacon, worship, pray, prayer, cemetery, Bible, faith, adoration

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Subject: Christmas

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Amelia Bloomer

What is the legacy of Amelia Bloomer?

This collection includes documents, images, and objects to help students determine what is the true legacy of Amelia Bloomer.

Kristina Kimmick
10
 

Landscape photos

Some pictures to use when discussing taming the lan

Denise Hamlett
9
 

Maps, Globes, and Geography

This playlist on geography is designed for self-guided learning with intermittent check-ins for elementary 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. 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 design a map of their community.

  • Formative assessments are represented by a chevron (Learning Check In and Tasks).
  • Summative assessments are represented by a circle (Final Task).
  • Google 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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MAKE IT: Catch the Sun

Create a complementary colors suncatcher inspired by Pat Steir: Color Wheel. Gather some paper, crayons, cooking oil, and a brush and get started!

time: 20–30 minutes | skill level: beginner | topic: complementary colors


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 [add landing page] and here on the Learning Lab.

HirshhornKidsAtHome
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MAKE IT: Funny Pages Poetry

Artist Tony Lewis loved Calvin and Hobbes when he was a boy. Inspired by a love of the “funny pages,” his artwork repurposes old comics into poems. Grab some comics and make your own!

 time: 30–45 minutes | skill level: Advanced | topic: comics and poetry


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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MAKE IT: This One is for the Birds

This one is for the birds! Transform an empty milk carton into a bird feeder that doubles as a work of art inspired by Joan Mitchell’s paintings.

time: 60 minutes, plus drying time | skill level: Intermediate | 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.


HirshhornKidsAtHome
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Follow that Bird! A Science and Technology Unit on Tracking Birds

Welcome to Follow That Bird! A Science and Technology Unit on Tracking Birds. The goal of this inquiry-based unit is to teach core middle-school science concepts through student exploration of the tools used by Smithsonian scientists to track birds, the data they collect and how new information is used for conservation.

Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute
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MAKE IT: Futurist Flowers

Transform used cardboard materials into futuristic sculptures!

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

Time: 30-45 minutes | Skill Level: Intermediate | Topic: 2D to 3D transformation

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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MAKE IT: Pumpkin Pinch Pot

Create your own pinch pot inspired by artist Yayoi Kusama's sculpture Pumpkin

Time: One hour (plus drying time) | Skill: Intermediate | Topic: Pattern and Repetition


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 [add landing page] and here on the Learning Lab.


HirshhornKidsAtHome
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MAKE IT: Hidden Noise Maker

Play a game inspired by Marcel Duchamp! Make your own noisemaker, with a secret noise inside.    

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

Time: 20–30 minutes | Skill Level: Intermediate | Topic: Readymades  


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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MAKE IT: A World in a Box

Use your imagination to construct your own three-dimensional box inspired by artist Joseph Cornell.

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

Time: 30–45 minutes | Skill Level: Intermediate | Topic: Imagination  


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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American Reconstruction Era

This collection highlights artifacts and secondary sources to help students explore the history of the American Reconstruction Era. Specific topics referenced in this collection include the end of the Civil War, legislative changes and leading historic figures.

Time Period: January 1865 - March 1877

National Museum of American History
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