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Regions of the United States

This collection is a way to begin explorations of the 50 states. What do you see represented here that is unique to a particular region? What similarities do you see? Also included are some routines to use - See, Think, Wonder and Looking Ten Times Two can be used for initial explorations. The 3Ys and Parts, People, Interactions can be used to dig deeper into the artwork. 

Eveleen Eaton
15
 

Hustle in Our Muscles

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 muscles. 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 muscles, watch how animals use their muscles, and listen to the read aloud Sebastian's Roller Skates. 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
43
 

Fabulous Feathered Friends

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 birds. 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 birds as well as explore birds you can see from your window. Families can  watch science videos and read articles about birds. 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
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May the Road Rise Up to Meet You: St. Patty's Day Fun

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 St. Patrick's Day. 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 St. Patrick's Day, read articles about magic folk, and listen to the read aloud Rainbow Fish. 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
40
 

Subject: Photographers at Work

#nmahphc

This is an assortment of photographs depicting photographers at work, studios and businesses, advertising for photography business and services, business cards and press passes, and equipment on location.

See also People with Cameras and Portraits of Photographers.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords (subject): photographs and cameras, photographers on site, photography studio, photography gallery, photographic gallery, photographic studio, photography business, working photographer, advertisement, daguerreotypist, ambrotypist, tintypist, ferrotype gallery, tintype gallery, floating gallery, certificate, awards, patch, insignia

Keyword (photography): gelatin silver print, stereoview, stereograph, real photo postcard, ephemera, press print, cabinet card, carte-de-visite, combination print, combination photography, broadside


NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Subject: Museums

#nmahphc

This is an assortment of photographs from the Photographic History Collection related to museum activities, museum interiors and exteriors, and museum education.

For other images and Smithsonian-related museum activities, search collections.si.edu and siarchives.si.edu.

Keywords (subject): museum architecture, museum exterior, museum interior, museum gallery, exhibition, framed art works, paintings, sculptures, guests, visitors, museum education, museum learning, museum socializing, natural history museum, art museum, The Met, Boston, Washington, DC, The Castle

Keywords (photograph): gelatin silver print, reportage, press print, stereoview, real photo postcard, street photography, documentary photography, fine art photography

Other related Learning Lab collections include, Art Making and DisplayPhotographers at Work, and Portraits of Photographers.

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Subject: Eateries

#nmahphc

This is a sampling of photographs related to dining out from the Photographic History Collection.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: restaurant, cafe, bar, dining room, diner, waiter, waitress, serving staff, hostess, ice cream shop, burger joint, pizza joint, pizzeria, food court, cafeteria, food hall, drive-through, fast food, coffee shop, saloon, canteen, chop house, grill, lunch room, watering hole, inn, dive, drive in, donut house, greasy spoon, hamburger stand, luncheonette, night club, soda fountain, deli, bistro, automat, tea house, beer garden, biergarten

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Subject: Disaster, Tragedy, and Crisis

#nmahphc

This is an assortment of photographs related to disasters and crisis from the Photographic History Collection.

Not included in this collection are war photography or September 11, 2001. See Learning Lab collection September 11, 2001 for photographs from that historical event. The Learning Lab collection, Firefighting contains many more stereoview/stereograph images of the Great Boston Fire.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: disaster, tragedy, crisis, refugee, flood, fire, famine, freeze, tornado, hurricane, tsunami, car crash, airplane crash, windstorm, dam break, ship wreck, earthquake, ice pack, typhoon, tsunami

Keywords (photography): press print, photojournalism, current events, real photo postcard


NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Youth and Elections

This playlist on the impact of youth on elections in the United States 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 nonpartisan poster that is inspired by stories of young people shaking up elections in American history.

  • 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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Subject: Firefighting

#nmahphc

This is an assortment of photographs from the Photographic History Collection related to firefighting and firefighters.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: fire, firefighter, firefighting, fireman, firemen, rescue, first responder, parade, helmet, safety gear,  public safety, hero, fire house, fire wagon, fire truck, September 11, 2001, 9/11, Ground Zero, World Trade Center, tragedy, house fire, fire investigation

Keywords (photography): press print, daguerreotype, ambrotype, real photo postcard, chromogenic print, color photography

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Subject: Schools and classrooms

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This is a sampling of images related to classes, students, and schools.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: School, classroom, student, teacher, teaching, school house, schoolhouse, class, yearbook, graduation, graduate, group photograph, class picture

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Titanic

Discovering the Titanic

Georgie Koenig
27
 

Subject: Baseball

#nmahphc

This is a selection of photographs from the Photographic History Collection related to baseball and baseball players.

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

Keywords: baseball, baseball player, bat, mitt, glove, baseball diamond, baseball field, scoreboard, World Series, baseball uniform, umpire, baseball team, baseball team owner, baseball fan

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Project Zero Thinking Routines

This introductory collection includes the Understanding Map and several of Harvard University’s Project Zero routines. Workshop participants will select a routine(s) based on the type of thinking and understanding they are trying to encourage. The routine(s) can be paired with museum resource(s) (visuals, audio, texts) that (1) align to a topic or theme that will be taught this semester and (2) provide engaging stimuli to prompt discussion. 

#PZPGH #LatinoHAC #APA2018 #TWUtech #WISSIT #EthnicStudies #NPGTeach #SAAMTeach

JAAFAR BAALBAKI
49
 

Subject: Healthcare

#nmahphc

This collection of photographs from the Photographic History Collection related to the topic of medicine and healthcare covers a wide range of medical and healthcare relate topics. The photographs were created in a variety of formats and process with a range of styles, genres, and intended use, including entertainment.

Search for additional images at collections.si.edu. 

Keywords (healthcare): nurses, doctors, dentist, medical care professional, hospital, sanatoriums, clinics, first aid, mental health, surgery, x-rays, ambulance, cast, crutches, wheelchair, vaccination, immunization, diseases, fundraising, nursing home, child birth, surgery, patients, alternate medicine, epidemic

Keywords (photography): portraiture, photo journalism, documentary photography, snapshot photography, real photo postcards, motion pictures, albums, fine art photography, press prints, stereoviews, stereograph

The Lauren Greenfield collection in Learning Lab features her photographs related women's weight, mental health, and psychological challenges. The J. Ross Baughman collection in Learning Lab features photographs related to his series Beautified which includes photographs of breast surgery, eyelid surgery, and other medical procedures. The Photographic History Collection also has images of breastfeeding. 

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Subject: Night

#nmahphc

This is an assortment of photographs from the Photographic History Collection related to the night, made at night, night shift workers, and photographs made with experimental light at night.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: moon, dark, lights, nighttime, sky, night shift, flashlight, fire light, camp fire

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Who "Cares?"

What does a comparison of the collections of Smithsonian's  Museum of American History, Division of Science and Medicine   (Washington, D.C.) 

and its local affiliate the Western Reserve Historical Society (Cleveland, Ohio) 

tell us about Collecting and the recognition of women in medicine and Science?

Kimberly Lenahan
23
 

Special Women

This collection identifies connections between the NMAH Medicine and Science and Cleveland Women who played pivotal roles in the development of health care specialty fields.

Kimberly Lenahan
3
 
 

Picturing the Civil Rights Movement--Photographs by Charles Moore

This learner resource includes a 26 minute documentary where Charles Moore explains the context of many of his most famous civil rights images. Then, students examine the images and think about the importance of photojournalism to the civil rights movement. Finally, students are presented with Andy Warhol's image based on a Charles Moore photograph and asked to consider why certain images remain culturally significant.

Guiding questions for this collection include:
-How does seeing visual images of news events affect one differently than reading about them? Why?
-How did the photographs in this collection impact the outcome of the Civil Rights Movement?
-What makes some images more compelling than others?
-Does photojournalism have a similar impact today?

Tags: photography, Civil Rights, Birmingham, MLK, Martin Luther King, Charles Moore, photos, black and white
Laura Brooks
15
 

Kehinde Wiley

Explore paintings by Kehinde Wiley and learn more about him.

Laura Lajin
5
 

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
 

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. 

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