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Ever since African Americans have step foot in America it has been a trial. They have been beaten psychically, abused verbally, and isolated socially. This journal touches on a matter that til this the day the conflict is still unsolved. This journal will view the struggles between Law Enforcement and the African American community.
This learning lab is rooted in exploring the concept of social justice and activism through biography and curation. This learning lab explores the power of one's narrative being shown through multiple artifacts in order to paint a bigger and more accurate picture of their role in social justice and activism.
This collection includes images of different types of protests from the women's suffrage movement to contemporary issues. #ethnicstudies
This collection focuses on using primary resources from the Smithsonian Learning Lab to help students examine how activism is viewed in our country.
From the First Resource: Today, our nation honors the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was a stoic leader during a tumultuous time in our nation's history who brought about significant positive change by pursuing civil rights for Americans of color. However, MLK's activism was not beloved by an entire nation during his lifetime. We can explore the sacrifices he made in his endless pursuit of civil rights, his mistreatment by the systems he spoke out against, and the patterns that have been applied to contemporary activists now.
Primary source set asks students to examine whose voice is valued in U.S.A.
Gallery walk activity - students will look at the 3 images and letter and then discuss what they, see, think, and wonder.
These are three primary source documents that can be used as a prediction activity prior to investigasting Japanese Internment. The first document is a personal letter written just after Pearl Harbor, the second document is a 1945 rejection letter from Yale, and the third is an apology letter from President George H.W. Bush.
If an additional scaffold is needed, students can use the APPARTS strategy to help analyze the documents. For a description of the APPARTS strategy, click here.
One of the oldest handbuilding techniques is coil building. Although coil pots are common, they can be very unique.
Pecha Kucha is a storytelling format for sharing information in a fast-paced setting (Japanese for "chit-chat"). In preparation for the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department's workshop on the Innovative Teaching of Ethnic Studies (Oct 30, 2019), educators, archivists, and researchers convened to learn more about relevant digital resources available for curriculum creation in Ethnic Studies coursework.
The Oct 29, 2019 program included an Asian American community archivist at the Austin History Center; a Social Studies educator at the University of Texas, Austin; a professor and media producer in sharing relevant talks by African American scholars; a Mexican American Studies professional development coordinator; and an archaeologist and historian team combining oral histories with artifacts found in a recent dig.
This thematic collection includes digitally-accessible resources that highlight the content shared by these experts.
Utensils, appliances and recipes help portray how baking was a connective fiber in suburban families of America in the 1970's.
Women’s identities are complex, intersecting with race, class, sexuality, etc., and have often been overlooked or erased from history. What is the importance of being able to express yourself and voice your story?
This collection features resources related to the November 7, 2019, professional development webinar, "Who Tells Your Story? Exploring Women and Identity," hosted by educators from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. This joint webinar is one of three in the series A Woman’s Place Is in the Curriculum: Women’s History through American Art and Portraiture. Learn how American art and portraiture can bring diverse women’s stories into your classroom, connecting with themes you may already teach. Discover strategies for engaging your students in close looking and critical thinking across disciplines. #SAAMTeach #NPGteach
This project received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative. To learn more, visit the Smithsonian American Women History Initiative website. #BecauseOfHerStory
This collection will be used to explore Native Culture, migration, and land use.
The Transatlantic Slave Trade was not only physically enslaving but spiritually and mentally oppressing. Slave masters took control of the three social constructs that govern our society their race, class and gender expression and their identity. Examples of the infringement on the slave's identity can especially be seen with the treatment of female slaves. In this learning lab are a number of resources to explore the control of women's hair, body, and actions in enslavement.
This collections includes examples of digital and interactive design presenting innovation in technology-based media and involving mobile applications, data visualization, mapping, augmented/virtual reality and robotics, to examine social justice issues and/or provide a social service.
Projects & case studies demonstrate how the strategy and craft of design, as well as digital storytelling, are aimed to effect change in communities throughout the world.
#socialImpactdesign #designforgood #digitaldesign #digitalstorytelling #digitaltools #servicedesign #interactivedesign #datavisualization #socialjustice
Introductory Activity: Print image cards for small group collaboration. Students will sort images into three categories:
- Representational Art (realistic imagery)
- Abstract Art (recognizable imagery that does not reflect actual appearance)
- Nonrepresentational Art (does not represent a depiction of the physical appearance of people or objects)
Formal Analysis Activity:
Choose a few images to compare and contrast: How did the artist use line, shape, color, balance, repetition, or overall composition to convey
- The illusion of movement or rhythm
- Visual tension
- A mood or feeling
The National Association for Music Education Connect #11 standard asks students how the experiences of a composer might be heard in a composition. Put another way: How can music, without lyrics, be autobiographical? A famous example is Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, or Pastoral, which Aaron Copland called "one the first examples of descriptive orchestral music." Beethoven drew inspiration from walks in the countryside. In the Pastoral, he sought to describe that inspiration, and even titled the movements as if they were chapters in a book: 1) “Cheerful Feelings on Arrival in the Countryside,” 2) “Scene by the Brook,” 3) “Merry Gathering of Country Folk,” 4) “Thunder, Storm,” and 5) “Shepherd’s Song After the Storm.” You can hear all by following the links. The movements are represented below five Smithsonian artworks. Students might match the pictures to the movements, or might choose their own pictures. For thoughts on these pictures, click the text box ↓
This collection aims to provide examples of the effects that substance/ alcohol abuse has on those within the black community. This collection will be of images of art, music, television shows and poetry. I will explain the connection of these items I have chosen and explain why they connect to or impact the African American community and in turn is apart of our Diaspora
Layton Green, Holiday Heart, Meek Mill, J Cole, a poem called Famous
Dolores del Rio was a Mexican born film actress who stared in many Hollywood films beginning in the 1920's. She was one of the first Latin American movies stars in Hollywood and was renowned for her skill and beauty. She began her career in the silent films of the 1920's and 1930's and successfully adapted to the talking films of later decades. This collection asks the student to consider the significance of her role as an early icon of biculturalism and complete an exercise in perspective taking.
Information adapted from The New York Times obituary on Dolores del Rio, April 13, 1983. Retreived from https://www.nytimes.com/1983/04/13/obituaries/dolores-del-rio-77-is-dead-film-star-in-us-and-mexico.html
Look closely at this collection of artwork. What do you notice about Jacob Lawrence's style? How does he represent people and objects?
Look carefully at these artworks by Joan Miró. What do you notice? How are objects represented?
Climate change is a huge issue facing our society. Our students have expressed tremendous concerns about the global impact of the climate crisis.
As part of this learning lab, student teams are tasked with designing and prototyping an alternative energy solution for NYC.
Before embarking on their own designs, students will use the resources to learn about earlier climate campaigns, what scientists and engineers are doing today and will explore models, prototypes and solutions that are already existent.