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Running Fence

This teaching collection includes images and video of Running Fence, a work of installation art by Christo and Jean Claude. Included at the end is a lesson plan that engages students in analysis of Running Fence and details the steps for a student-designed installation art work at their school.

Learning goals include:
• Define installation art
• Analyze the process and results of the work of Jean-Claude and Christo to develop Running Fence
• Use the design process to develop a proposal for an installation art piece
• Use persuasive speaking skills to pitch your plan to the relevant stakeholders in your school community
• Plan and execute a piece of installation art on your school grounds, working cooperatively with a team
Kate Harris
46
 

Portraits of Great Catholics

Portraits of great Catholics from the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.
Mark A. Hammett
11
 

Forensic Anthropology: Bone Basics

Learning resource collection introducing the skeletal characteristics that can help us identify young and old, male or female, and ancestry. This collection was created with the Anthropology team at the National Museum of Natural History.
(http://anthropology.si.edu/writteninbone/bone_basics.html )
Ashley Naranjo
16
 

International Picnic Day- June 18

This collection celebrates the #HashtagHoliday of #InternationalPicnicDay. A picnic is an outing or occasion that involves taking a packed meal to be eaten outdoors. Often, picnics take place at urban parks or on the shores of a beachfront and are enjoyed in large groups, typically families. In this collection, you will view images of picnic scenes and a vibrant picnic poster series from the 1970s and 1980s. This collection includes a creative writing prompt around describing event sequences and using imagery in your writing. It was adapted from the Smithsonian's collection of "Summer Picnic" posters https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/summer-picnic/X7Rh5kBN7xYwnDoH.
Ashley Naranjo
26
 

Summer picnic

Summer picnic invitations from furniture maker Herman Miller from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum collection
Smithsonian Institution
12
 

Selena

This is a collection of pictures and video about Selena Quintanilla Gomez
Molly Ward
5
 

Ellis Island immigration

Items from the immigration process for "new" immigrants through Ellis Island.

From 1892 to 1954 over 12 million immigrants were processed at Ellis Island. In fact, there are estimates that almost 40% of US citizens today can trace at least one ancestor to those who passed through Ellis Island. Most immigrants that went through Ellis Island were Europeans, Syrian, Turkish, or Armenians. Explore the collection to understand what it was like to immigrate to the US through Ellis Island.
Jenny Lee
13
 

Free Online Philatelic Resources - Youth/Beginner Oriented

Useful for Teachers, Stamp Club Leaders, and Youth Room Coordinators
Motoko Hioki
11
 

Philatelic Museums

Links to some of the Philatelic Museums in the world.
Motoko Hioki
4
 

John Brown: Madman or Martyr?

A collection of materials related to John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry, VA on October 16, 1859.
Key words: Abolition, John Brown, slavery, Harper's Ferry, Civil war.
Linda Muller
10
 

Theodore Roosevelt - "Bully for you!"

A collection of resources on America's 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt.
Linda Muller
11
 

Libyan Rock Art

This collection contains images of rock-art of the Wadi al-Ajal, in the Fezzan region of south-west Libya. Several hundred engravings have so far been identified here. This rich concentration of rock-art spans the phase from at least 7,000 years ago until the present - a critical period of time which encompasses major transitions in human economy, culture and ideology from hunting and gathering to raising livestock, then to agriculture and more recently to industrialization. Rock-art provides fascinating evidence of how human groups were living during this period, what their relationships with their environment were and what they considered of importance and value. Because rock-art is deliberately placed at specific locations in the landscape, a powerful relationship can often exist between rock-art sites and natural landscape features.
Kelly Heilman
16
 

Middle Ages: Heraldry and Guild Symbols

Resources in this Collection depict images of heraldry and guild symbols from the Middle Ages.
Linda Muller
18
 

Branches of Government

This Collection contains resource to help students understand the three branches of government in the United States.
Linda Muller
12
 

An Introduction to Hawai'ian Lei Making

All Polynesians have a history of making and giving of lei. From early times, Hawaiians have fashioned lei from shells, seeds, bone, and feathers and from more temporary materials such as leaves, vines, and a few indigenous flowers. Colorful flowers and greenery are braided, twisted, wrapped, or strung together to create lei for the neck, head, wrists and ankles. Lei are made and given for marriages, birthdays, luaus, and funerals. Leis are also given on informal occasions to express gratitude or warmth of friendship. In this collection, you’ll learn how to make your own lei and explore other examples of leis made from a variety of natural materials.
Ashley Naranjo
6
 

From Silk Worms to the Silk Road

This is a collection of resources that could be used to support a lesson on the discovery of silk and the impact of the silk road(s). Artifacts include images of silkworms and the silk-making process, websites with information about the luxuries traded on the Silk Road, and video summary.

Possible guiding questions include:
-Why did silk become such an important commodity in China?
-How did the development of the silk trade routes impact both Europe and Asia?
-In what ways do artifacts from Europe and Asia reveal the cultural connections created by the Silk Road?
Kate Harris
19
 

Ancient Egypt: A Variety of Artifacts

A topical collection to be used for student research projects.
Kate Harris
55
 

English Language Learning with Artifacts and Portraits

This collection for teachers brings together relevant learning resources and an archived webinar (collaboration between the Smithsonian and American English "Shaping the Way We Teach English" webinars from the U.S. Department of State). It includes a webinar with three educators from the National Museum of American History, National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. During the webinar, strategies are explored for engaging students in looking at and analyzing portraits, as well as eliciting thoughtful questions about objects that help tell a story. The webinar also features an emphasis on how visuals, such as collection objects, photographs, artworks and videos with experts, can serve as a springboard for rich discussions and inspire curiosity in the classroom and beyond.
Ashley Naranjo
21
 

Tools for Meditation

Are you interested in meditation? This topical collection includes a variety of tools for meditation, including mandalas, music, prayer beads, labyrinths, and a video of a guided meditation and pranayama (breathing) practice. Web links to additional background information are embedded throughout.
Kate Harris
16
 

Bushido, Bun, and Bu: Life as a Samurai

This collection includes resources reflecting the ideal characteristics of a Japanese samurai. After reviewing the resources in this collection, students will be able to:
-analyze the changing role of the samurai in Japanese society
-define and give examples of bushido, bun, and bu
-compare the expectations for samurai with those of other social groups

Students will begin by visiting two websites in order to gain background information on samurai. They will then read an excerpt from The Way of the Samurai and answer questions. Next, they will review a series of resources and determine whether they represent bushido, bun, or bu. Finally, students will begin a comparative research assignment.
Kate Harris
16
 

Poster and Music Analysis: Joe Hill and the IWW

This collection includes an iconic labor union poster and is intended as a warm-up activity for a lesson on labor unions in the late 19th and early 20th century. Discussion questions and songs by and about Joe Hill are included.

Guiding questions to consider:
-What conditions led to the development of labor unions?
-How did the philosophy of the IWW, or Wobblies, differ from other labor unions?
-Why has Hill remained an iconic figure for the labor movement?
Kate Harris
3
 

Blue and White - Patterns

Hayley Trezzo
46
 

American Melting Pot - American Corner Trieste

ESL Lesson Plan - Middle School
Denise Tecchio
12
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