Found 5,233 Learning Lab Collections
Here is some of my favorites pictures about the University of Tombouctou that existed for many centuries during the medieval period.
"Culture is often difficult to define, but it influences everything from who you are as an individual to how you relate to other people at home and around the world. " from Cultural Conversations (2014)
Cultural conversations have been important to the development of the United States since its inception. To start cultural conversations among my students, I have gathered a collection of artifacts that give a brief history of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. Douglass and Lincoln would ordinarily have not been friends, but because of their relationship, history was changed forever! Other Friendships worth investigating: WEB DuBois and Woodrow Wilson (as well as William Monroe Trotter), Lyndon B Johnson and Martin Luther King, Jr., Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Banneker, and Eleanor Roosevelt and Mary McLeod Bethune.
Additional friendships to accompany the April 2018 workshop at the National Portrait Gallery #NPGteach
Frederick Douglas and Susan B. Anthony
Mary McLeod Bethune and Eleanor Roosevelt
Mary Todd Lincoln and her seamstress and confidante Elizabeth Keckley
Entertainers Marilyn Monroe and Ella Fitzgerald
Entertainers Marilyn Monroe and Eartha Kitt
Boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling
Students will analyze Sol LeWitt's variations of the open cube to apply their knowledge of drawing cubes using isometric paper and nets of cubes. Students will extend their knowledge of surface area while observing LeWitt's Cube without a cube and make a generalization for two formulas.
This is an activity for a grade 6 or 7 geometry class. Prerequisite knowledge: volume, surface area and nets of cubes.
Students can do the work in groups of 2-3 there are sections for thinking routines and prompts for students to upload photos of their work.
Upward Bound Tech & Tour - Intro to the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access' Learning Lab
Taking a great portrait is more than just taking a quick snap of a face. It requires thoughtful contemplation and a variety of choices by the photographer. We'll examine a collection of photographs that illustrate various principles of portrait photography and that will help students to understand the parts of a digital artifact.
LENS 1 | One lens to consider when looking at an artifact is its context and the impression it gives you. Using "see, think, wonder" strategies, we consider:
- What do you see?
- What do you think about it?
- What makes you say that -- what evidence is there for that - on what are you basing your opinion?
- What does it make you wonder?
- Why does something look the way it does or the way it is?
LENS 2 | Analyzing great photographs to provide inspiration for your own photography pursuits
What makes a strong image?
- angles (eye-level, high angle, low angle, and bird's eye);
- light and shadow;
- shot length (long-shot, medium-shot, close-up, & extreme close-up);
- mood--capturing a feeling or emotion in a photograph;
- scale--how big or small subjects look; and
- sense of place--capturing the feeling of a place.
Click into each photo and on the "paper clip" annotation icon to read more information (metadata!)
We will then discuss publishing guidelines and other policies that will help students make their best collections.
Tags: portrait photography, decision-making, self-determination, student empowerment, Project Zero
The expanding urban population precipitated the introduction of new building materials in the development of high-rise buildings and tenements, revolutionizing urban living. Technological innovations like the electrified elevator and the Bessemer steel process replaced older building techniques and enabled the construction of high-rise buildings, the new symbols of American progress. However, overcrowding of the evolving urban landscape also gave rise to problems such as poverty, disease, and lawlessness. These issues ultimately led to crucial social reform and legislation, known collectively as Progressivism.
Researching US presidents to understand how they affected our past, our present, and our future.
This is a Smithsonian Learning Lab topical collection, which contains images, text, recordings, and other multimedia resources that may complement the Tween Tribune feature, What you may not know about past presidents. 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.
This collection will show the various items that were prominent during slavery in early America. Additionally, this collection will show the means of control that slave owners would use along with various materials that were in the possession of slaves. These means of control that the masters have can vary from physical violence to psychological manipulation, any and all means were considered and used in order to control and force the slave population into a submissive position. You will see the conditions of the slaves, their living quarters, means of control (both physical and psychological), and the slave codes that allowed the masters to treat and punish their slaves any way they see fit. Control over the slaves was the most important thing to the masters. There needed to be ways to keep the slave population in check, preventing them from retaliating. The images shows how each of the items and methodologies were used in order to keep the slaves in check and maintain the relationship between slave and master.