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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
 

George Washington

Collection of George
Barbara Uebing
5
 

American Bald Eagle

How did the bald eagle become the symbol of America? What symbolism did Native Americans find in the bald eagle?
This Collection of resources on the American bald eagle includes images, videos, sculptures, and stamps that depict the American bald eagle.
Bill Lofink
18
 

Counterculture of the 1960s

This collection features photographs, texts, posters, and links to additional resources that depict the counterculture movement of the 1960s. There are discussion questions embedded throughout the collection for students to consider while examining these resources.

Key terms:
Civil Rights Movement
Anti-war movement
Peace
Activism
Linda Muller
32
 

My Nighstand

A collection of resources, some of which may be on my nightstand, that illustrate me.
Linda Muller
6
 

Nightstand Portrait

Items you may find on my nightstand
Bill Lofink
8
 

Teaching with Objects

This collection demonstrates the range of ways that you can teach with historic objects.
HeinzHistoryCenterEducation
21
 

Inventions: The mousetrap

In the 1800s there were several designs of the mousetrap that came into prominence. This collection shows some of the various designs that were used. One great extension activity is for the students to design and create mousetrap cars.
Chris Campbell
9
 

Voices of Bull Run

To use when we read Bull Run by Paul Fleischman
fifthgradeteacher
9
 

Cyrus McCormick

This collection contains images related to Cyrus Hall McCormick and farming implements designed or inspired by Cyrus Hall McCormick.
Dan Langen
10
 

Easter Rabbits, Bunnies, and Hares

So many rabbits, bunnies, hares, and more!
Darren Milligan
70
 

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

In our 4th grade classroom, we have something called Friday Biographies. As part of our humanities and global studies school wide program, students learn about people they do not generally know who have made significant contributions to our country, society, and/or history. The subjects tend to be women and minorities. I used this Learning Lab to create an introduction to Elizabeth Cady Stanton using different ways of looking at a portrait and the thinking routine,, "I used to think..., but now I think..." before our reading of Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote. This collection was created in conjunction with the National Portrait Gallery's 2016 Learning to Look Summer Teacher Institute.
TAGS: #NPGteach, portrait, learning to look, National Portrait Gallery
jacobi
6
 

Hirshhorn's Pokémon Go Stops

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has a number of PokeStops (a place in the physical world where you can pick up "items" to play the mobile geolocation game Pokemon Go).

This collection explores the sculpture and architecture at of the stops at the Hirshhorn. Not all of the works listed as stops in the game are still on view. This collection provides information for the stops no longer on view and for other interesting sculptures nearby!
Ashley Meadows
10
 

My Nightstand

What you might find on my nightstand....
Kate Harris
7
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