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Textured Portraits

Students will analyze portraits for the message or expression communicated through portraits with exceptional texture. Contributing to a discussion with the 30 second look, students will look at an image from the 2016 Outwin exhibit to look deeper and explore and infer the artist's intent and interpret meaning. Students will utilize previously made photobooth self-portraits to begin exploration of Photoshop filters. Each student will create a new and originally produced textured portrait. Further extensions to analyze portraits include: conversation extender and contrast and compare. #NPGteach
Jennifer Fox
16
 

Thanksgiving Food: Highlights Collection

This is a Smithsonian Learning Lab topical collection, which contains images, text, and other multimedia resources that may complement the Tween Tribune feature, The history of pardoning turkeys began with Tad Lincoln. Use these resources to introduce or augment your study of this topic. If you want to personalize this collection by changing or adding content, click the Sign Up link above to create a free account.  If you are already logged in, click the copy button to initiate your own version. Learn more here

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
20
 

Thanksgiving for English Teachers

A learning resource for students about Thanksgiving. The images in this collection are different portrayals of aspects of Thanksgiving from 1863 during the Civil War to the 1970s.
Michelle Smith
12
 

Thanksgiving menu

MrsK Shealy
2
 

Thanksgiving--A Reflection of a Nation

A learning resource for students about Thanksgiving. The images in this collection are different portrayals of the United States holiday of Thanksgiving. They are grouped in order of publication from 1863 to 1994. As you look through them and complete the activities, think about these three key questions:
-How does the context in which the image is produced affect the result? Meaning, how does what is happening during the time period affect what kind of picture of Thanksgiving we see?
-What do the images say about our national identity: who is a welcome part of the United States? What do we celebrate in this country?
-Whose version of the Thanksgiving story is being told in these images?
Kate Harris
15
 

That Cherry Tree Wasn't Chopped Down

Carolyn Roberts- George Washington

Learn about how our first president, The bold and the brave, Wasn't always the man history knows him as today.

Carolyn Roberts
5
 

THB

Mike Brunson
4
 

The "Then and Now" of Early America

There was a time in American History when the doctors did not have all the answers, when the things we purchased did not come with instructions, and when there was  a limited variety of styles to choose from when picking decor. Nevertheless, colonial Americans did so well  in fixing, building, and creating to the point that they began to break away from their limitations. The Enlightenment pushed scientific advances to where many inventions after the 1800's are grandfather versions of the things we have today. 

This Collection tries to demonstrate how early Americans were involved in both  the Industrial revolution and  consumer revolution between the 1700's and early 1800's. Each image, document, or illustration shown gives an explanation as to how colonial Americans progressed since their arrival in 1492 as well as the influence the rest of the world had on them before 1865.

Ivy Naomi Rubio
10
 

The "Wild West"?

The West has always held a special place in American culture. In 1893, Frederick Jackson Turner wrote what is known as the "frontier thesis," arguing that our sense of democracy and hard work has been shaped by experience of survival and growth along the frontier. More than a century later, Americans still idolize the cowboy image and are fascinated by the train robbers, saloons, and violence of the era. How accurate is our mental picture of the "Wild West"? What were the realities of life on the frontier in the late 19th and early 20th century? What was lost and what was gained as America closed out the frontier? Most importantly, why has the West continued to fascinate Americans and play such a prominent role in popular culture?

This learner resource includes images, artifacts, and movies that deal with the concept of the American West.  Students will want to read Turner's essay and answer the attached questions. Then, they will focus on choosing images and ideas to include in a movie trailer or poster advertisement that presents a more accurate image of turn of the century western life.

Kate Harris
29
 

The (Engineering) Design Process

This collection serves to give students the knowledge about the engineering design process. Students need to understand the process is different from the scientific method. 


#LearnwithTR

Katherine Dunn
4
 

The 15th Amendment

By MaKayla Schauffler and Shelby Hughes

Makayla and Shelby
5
 

The 1850s and Causes of the Civil War

This collection includes artifacts, stamps, political cartoons, portraits, and videos representing various long-term and short-term causes of the Civil War. Students could use the collection as the basis for a sorting activity:
Which causes are long-term and which are short?
Which represent economic, social, or political differences between the North and South?
Can they be put in chronological order?
Which show attempts at compromise and which show that violence was difficult to avoid?

Additional teaching ideas are listed in the Notes to Other Users section.
Kate Harris
33
 

the 1920s

chase hiner
16
 

The 1920s and 1930s Artifacts

These are the Artifacts that represent the timeline of 1920's to 1930's. These eras were  important to US american History because of the dramatic social and political change. In the 1920's The growth of the movie industry, Radios at  Home and Popular Culture, was a time of change in technology  and new  discoveries. Then in the 1930' s ,Despite the Great Depression ‘s devastating impact on many Americans, it was important and busy decade for America. New Deal program supported artists, writers, musicians.Roosevelt’s New Deal created a new thing for American life. Though the New Deal  did not end the Depression, it did provide an safety net to millions of  Americans. that were suffering.

Stephanie Hunt
10
 

The 1920s and 1930s Artifacts

The purpose of this project is to illustrate what life was like during the 1920s and the 1930s, the period exiting World War I and slowly entering World War II.

Brian Walkley
10
 

The 1950s--A Decade Collection

This is a topical collection about American life and politics in the 1950s. Resources in this collection might be helpful to students and teachers working on projects about the decade. It is not meant to be completely comprehensive, but rather includes highlights of the Smithsonian's collection spanning art, popular culture, social trends, leadership, and technology.

Teachers and students might copy and adapt this collection to suit their needs; highlighting a specific aspect of life in the 1950s and adding annotations and additional resources.

Kate Harris
80
 

The 1960s--A Decade Collection

This is a topical collection about American life and politics in the 1960s. Resources in this collection might be helpful to students and teachers working on projects about the decade. It is not meant to be completely comprehensive, but rather includes highlights of the Smithsonian's collection spanning art, popular culture, social trends, leadership, and technology.

Teachers and students might copy and adapt this collection to suit their needs; highlighting a specific aspect of life in the 1960s and adding annotations and additional resources.

tags: Sixties, Kennedy, Camelot, civil rights, Vietnam, politics, decade

Kate Harris
97
 

The 1960s--A Decade Collection

This is a topical collection about American life and politics in the 1960s. Resources in this collection might be helpful to students and teachers working on projects about the decade. It is not meant to be completely comprehensive, but rather includes highlights of the Smithsonian's collection spanning art, popular culture, social trends, leadership, and technology.

Teachers and students might copy and adapt this collection to suit their needs; highlighting a specific aspect of life in the 1960s and adding annotations and additional resources.

tags: Sixties, Kennedy, Camelot, civil rights, Vietnam, politics, decade

Susan Ogilvie
97
 

The 1960s--A Decade Collection

This is a topical collection about American life and politics in the 1960s. Resources in this collection might be helpful to students and teachers working on projects about the decade. It is not meant to be completely comprehensive, but rather includes highlights of the Smithsonian's collection spanning art, popular culture, social trends, leadership, and technology.

Teachers and students might copy and adapt this collection to suit their needs; highlighting a specific aspect of life in the 1960s and adding annotations and additional resources.

tags: Sixties, Kennedy, Camelot, civil rights, Vietnam, politics, decade

Lisa Mcclinchie
103
 

The 1980s: A Decade Collection

This is a topical collection about American life and politics in the 1980s. Resources in this collection might be helpful to students and teachers working on projects about the decade. It is not meant to be completely comprehensive, but rather includes highlights of the Smithsonian's collection spanning art, popular culture, social trends, leadership, and technology.

Teachers and students might copy and adapt this collection to suit their needs; highlighting a specific aspect of life in the 1980s and adding annotations and additional resources.

tags: Eighties, Reagan, George H. W. Bush, rap, detente, Vietnam, politics, decade, Cold War, Olympics, boycott, space shuttle, star wars, Reaganomics, trickle-down

Kate Harris
42
 

The 8th Amendment and The Scarlet Letter: Finding messages in artistry (Junior English)

This lesson is intended for use in an 11th grade English class after reading Chapter 2 of The Scarlet Letter.  It will explore the idea of cruel and unusual punishment and the artistic representation of Amendment #8, Hester's scarlet letter, and the novel, identifying the underlying meaning.  This lesson includes See Think Wonder, Unveiling Stories, Think Pair Share, annotating, Socratic Seminar and reflection.

Kim Watkins
6
 

The Achievements of Ancient Mayan Civilization

This collection reviews the major achievements of the ancient Mayan civilization, including its great cities, use of writing, calendar, religious beliefs, art, and architecture. Resources are provided as a basis for student research. Several of the videos are available in Spanish and English and would be useful for a Spanish language teacher who wants students to research the Maya.

Guiding questions to consider while reviewing this collection:
1) In what ways did observation of the sun influence multiple facets of ancient Mayan life?
2) Which elements of ancient Mayan life persist in Mayan culture today?
3) How are art, religion, and architecture seemingly intertwined in ancient Mayan culture?
4) What are the various theories about the demise of the ancient Mayans?

This collection focuses on the achievements of the ancient Mayans; however, it is critical to remember that the Maya are a living people and continue to preserve old traditions while building new ones in the modern world. For those interested, here is a collection on the modern Maya: https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/the-maya-people-today/yKMyzCEPMadkGgA8.
Kate Harris
25
 

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

1. The mural “Memories of Marion County” is a compilation of scenes from Marion County including a flood scene (on the left), slaves escaping to Illinois (on the right), and Tom, Huck, and Jim on the raft (in the middle).  The Mississippi River dominates Marion County, though Palmyra is inland several miles. #SAAMteach

Annette Spahr
16
 

The Airplane's Family Tree From the Wright Brothers to Today

Did you know that the parts of airplanes today can be traced directly back to the Wright Flyer and the work of Orville and Wilbur Wright? Join STEM in 30 as we trace the family tree of the airplane from that first flight on December 17, 1903, to today.

December 13, 2017

STEM in 30 at National Air and Space Museum
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