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Flowers of the World - Daffodils

The daffodil is the Welsh national flower and symbol of spring. Worn on St. Dafydd's Day, the patron saint of Wales.

Many states and countries have national flowers. If you could choose a flower as the symbol of your city, state or country, which one would it be and why? When and how would your national flower be worn/represented?
EmArtGirl
18
 

Why are written laws so important? #TeachingInquiry

Hammurabi created the first set of written laws in Mesopotamia. Why was this a huge step for civilization?
Kim Counihan
21
 

The Odyssey

Rebecca Marks
27
 

Was Reconstruction a Failure?

The period after the Civil War, known as Reconstruction, had lofty goals for reuniting the nation and preserving the new rights given to African-Americans. For a time, these goals were achieved and three important amendments were made to the Constitution. However, by 1876 Reconstruction was considered over and much of the progress that had been made was undone. This collection of detailed prints and cartoons highlight many different aspects of Reconstruction and asks students to consider the overall result of Reconstruction. Students can analyze each one using the embedded questions.
Kelly Bellar
8
 

Political Campaigns

How have political campaign strategies evolved over time? Use this collection of a variety of resources (artifact, poster, photograph, news article, video, and painting) to find an answer to the question. As you review the collection, take notes on the variety of issues, audiences, and tactics you see represented.

Tags: politics, campaign, election, vote, ballot box, Kennedy, Nixon, 1960, Obama, 2008, 1956, Eisenhower, Ike, Nixon, Harding, Republican, Democrat, suffrage, Lincoln, 1860
Kate Harris
6
 

Does taking a stand effect change?

Some short and long-term effects of Rosa Parks Taking a Seat
#C3 Framework
Wendy Curry
23
 

The Body in Space (Teacher)

This collection will help students explore the intersection of space, the life sciences, and technology as they discover how the body changes in space and the equipment and experiments that have helped us learn how to counteract the problems caused.
Emily Apgar
31
 

The Body in Space (Student)

This collection will help students explore the intersection of space, the life sciences, and technology as they discover how the body changes in space and the equipment and experiments that have helped us learn how to counteract the problems caused.
Emily Apgar
33
 

A Hero's Journey

in progress

This collection is designed to be used across several days in conjunction with any study of literary heroes. The last page includes a description of how I plan to use the collection with a group of 6th graders studying The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.

#npgteach
Alison Gillmeister
15
 

National Parks

This topical collection focuses on the establishment of a national parks system in the United States. Items in the collection can be used to address the following questions:
-What is the difference between "conservation" and "preservation"? Which view towards nature seems to influence our national parks system today?
-In United States history, there is often a tension between progress and protection, or change and tradition. How is that tension reflected in the story of the national parks system? Consider the economic demands of a growing nation and the impulse to make the natural world accessible to all members of U.S. society.

Tags: Parks, environment, conservation, preservation, Muir, Sierra Club, Roosevelt
Kate Harris
19
 

What makes someone an American?

This set was developed for my class on Teaching Historical Inquiry with Objects. In this hypothetical lesson I would pose the question "What makes someone an American?" along with supporting questions such as "what did the founders say about being an American?" "how has the definition of American changed over time?" and "how have outside groups been treated in American history?" This collection of images will focus primarily on the last question about how outsiders have been treated in American history.
#C3Framework #TeachingInquiry
Peter Merkel
17
 

The Olympics and the Cold War

This learner resource includes artifacts and archival documents regarding the 1980, 1984, and 1988 Olympics. Students will explore these materials in order to develop an understanding of how the Olympics were used as a platform for the United States and the Soviet Union to display political ideals during the Cold War. Comprehension and analysis questions are embedded throughout.

Tags: Wilson Center, Cold War, Olympics, hockey, Miracle on Ice, boycott, Afghanistan, Soviet Union, USSR, Communism
Kate Harris
10
 

Sputnik: Scientific Advances, Public Perception, and Political Priorities in the Cold War

The Soviet launch of Sputnik did much more than simply send a satellite into space. The announcement that the USSR had successfully launched a satellite that orbited the Earth was used to dramatize Soviet scientific superiority and set into motion a series of actions and statements by U.S. politicians designed to manage the public's fears and prevent the United States from falling behind.

Guiding questions:
-When it comes to military strength, which is more important: reality or perception?
-How do the sciences impact national defense?
-Why was a space program considered important and necessary for both the Soviet Union and the United States?
-How and why do foreign events impact domestic politics and culture?

Tags: Wilson Center, Cold War, Space Race, Sputnik, Technology, Soviet Union, USSR, Communism
Kate Harris
21
 

Building the Berlin Wall

This teaching collection explores the Berlin crisis leading to the building of the Berlin Wall. It addresses the following guiding questions through primary/secondary sources and teaching suggestions:
-Why was Berlin the center of crisis in between 1958-1961?
-Why did the Soviet Union sanction the construction of the Berlin Wall?
-Why did the United States allow it to happen?
-How did the Wall affect the lives of East and West Berliners?
-Does the end (no more crises in Berlin) justify the means (the Wall)?
-How does this incident reflect the greater issues of the Cold War?

Students will practice reading primary sources and analyzing multiple perspectives.

Tags: Wilson Center, Cold War, Khruschev, Stalin, Berlin, Wall, Kennedy, Soviet Union, USSR, Communism
Kate Harris
17
 

Lyndon B. Johnson

#Teaching Inquiry
How should LBJ be remembered?
Cynthia Fairbanks
12
 

When East "Meets" West

The Ottoman Empire
Julia Guilfoyle
17
 

Does Progress Have Consequences?

This is a collection to help illustrate the positive and negative effects of the Industrial Revolution.
#TeachingInquiry
Anna White
11
 

"The Human Body" Hirshhorn Highlights Tour

This Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden highlights tour focuses on works that depict the human body. The tour features works by Rodin, Brancusi, de Kooning, Yves Klein, Senga Nengudi, Lucian Freud, Anna Mendieta.
nancy_h
16
 

The Four Justices

My objectives in this lesson are threefold. The first is for students to understand what is a portrait and what is a group portrait. The second objective is for them to be able to recognize the difference between a painting and a photograph. Third I want them to be able to create a group portrait that depicts them in the future in a sucessful job or career. This collection was created in conjunction with the National Portrait Gallery's 2016 Learning to Look Summer Teacher Institute. #NPGteach:Portrait;NationalPortraitGallery;

Tags: #NPGteach:Portrait;National Portrait Gallery;
Fylis Peckham
7
 

Selfies Back Then... and Now - Selfies de Antes y de Ahora

Selfies Back Then... and Now - Selfies de Antes y de Ahora

This collection was produced by Marcela Velikovsky and Whitfield Mastin from Bullis School, and Vicky Masson from Sheridan School, in conjunction with the National Portrait Gallery’s 2016 Learning to Look Summer Teacher Institute.
TAGS: #NPGteach, portrait, learning to look, National Portrait Galleryduring the Summer Institute "Learning to Look" at the National Portrait Gallery in 2016.

This project is based on the work by José Gómez Sicre. We want to guide students in their understanding of the work, José Gómez Sicre and José Clemente Orozco, by utilizing reading portrait strategies and an extension exercise in which they create their own selfie. Students are exposed to many tools that allow them to access and evaluate information and a diverse perspective that are available through art and the cultures it represents. This project integrates a number of techniques that allow students to gain a more in depth understanding of the Latin American culture.
Maria Velikovsky
3
 

Harriet Tubman - How Do We Remember?

Harriet Tubman was a famous conductor on the Underground Railroad. She is remembered in many different ways. We're going to examine some of the ways she is remembered by artists, historians, writers, musicians and other folks.
Sarah Fuller
9
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