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You're a Grand Old Group

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Teacher-created lesson that introduces young students to the idea of symbols through a study of the U.S. flag--a symbol made up of symbols.The children get into groups to create their own symbolic flags.

You'll Sing a Song, and I'll Sing a Song

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Ella Jenkins's best-selling recording of international songs that encourage singing and rhythmic participation. Recommended for early education by Teacher magazine. $10.00 for audiocassette, $15.00 for CD.

You Can, Too

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Lesson asks students to discuss an episode from Freedom on the Menu, a work of children's literature about the Greensboro sit-ins; identify a problem in their local community, and then volunteer to help with a service project. This project is intended to show how community service is an important part of being a good citizen. Targets grades K-4.

You Can Didjeridu It: Experiences with Australian Aboriginal Music

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Students will be introduced to the three pieces of Aboriginal music from the Northern Territory of Australia. They will perform rhythms with body percussion and on rhythm instruments. They will listen for particular melodic patterns and show them through drawing as well as singing on neutral syllables. They will act out the story of a song.

You Can Count on Art

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You Can Count on Art

You Are What You Hear: Hearing through a Recordist’s Ears

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Summer 2015: UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music

Yiddish Song Smuggling

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Winter 2016: Music and Migration

Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of an American Future Teaching Guide

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Six lessons on the 'history of the future' (how we have envisioned the future). Imagine and plan a future city, explore aspects of heritage to pass on to the future, and analyze how the design of the built environment will shape life in the future.

Yes, Thank You!

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In this lesson plan, students design a sign that fosters positive human interactions. To determine the tone of the message, they evaluate public messages. They experiment with different texts and colors before creating the final product.

Yes! I Wanna! Learn Music From Botswana!

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Set of three lessons. Students listen critically to traditional music from Botswana and then sing and compose in the style.

X-Ray Images 101

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Introduction to the uses of x-ray astronomy and the science behind it.

Wu Man- “Kazakh Song”

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Pipa musician Wu Man performs "Kazakh Song" and discusses her collaborations with Uyghur musicians on the Smithsonian Folkways release Music of Central Asia Vol. 10: Borderlands.

Wu Man and Master Musicians Explore Musical Connections Between China and Central Asia

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In these exuberant recordings, pipa master Wu Man and her Uyghur, Tajik, and Hui collaborators explore connections between the musical worlds of China and Central Asia.

Written in Stone: Inscriptions from the National Museum of Saudi Arabia

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Examines 54 museum objects that bear ancient inscriptions.

Written in Stone: Inscriptions from the National Museum of Saudi Arabia

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Examines 54 museum objects that bear ancient inscriptions. Discusses reason and content for carved writing. Includes images in color, black/white, and line drawings, as well as background essay and interpretations.

Written in Bone: The Secret in the Cellar

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In this 37-page 'webcomic,' an anthropology intern named Ana helps to solve a colonial-era murder case. It all begins when Ana, expecting to find 'an old jug or two' on her first dig, discovers a human skull. The story is based on actual work by Smithsonian forensic anthropologists studying human remains from Jamestown, Virginia, and St. Mary's City, Maryland.

Written in Bone: Forensic Files of the 17th Century Chesapeake Educator's Manual

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This teacher's guide to the Smithsonian's Written in Bone exhibition offers four activities for students in grades 5-12. Students learn about forensic anthropology as they analyze primary sources and build vocabulary and comprehension. Includes information on 'bone biographies,' anatomy, and colonial American history.

Written in Bone: Forensic Files of the 17th Century Chesapeake

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This online exhibition presents history through 'bone biographies' of the colonists who teetered on the edge of survival at Jamestown, Virginia, and wealthy and well-established colonists of St. Mary's City, Maryland. Based on the work of Smithsonian forensic anthropologists working in the Chesapeake Bay area.

Writing the Kindergarten Constitution

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Teacher-created lesson in which kindergarteners vote on the best solution to a class problem.

Write a Letter

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Online activity for creating personal stationery using images from the National Postal Museum.

Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity

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The history and use of kente in Africa, and contemporary kente and its manifestations in the United States.

Woven Together

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Meet the Nuu-chah-nulth people of British Columbia. Discover what Nuu-chah-nulth weaving and whale hunting have to do with one another. Learn to speak Nuu-chah-nulth words. Try an easy weaving activity at home using the same styles as the Nuu-chah-nulth.

World War II: National Air and Space Museum Gallery Guide

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Short outline of the Museum's most memorable displays and artifacts related to World War II and military aviation.

World War II Overview: North Atlantic and North Africa

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This video, an overview of the Allied efforts in the North Atlantic and North Africa, was compiled from original video footage to accompany The Price of Freedom: Americans at War online exhibit and is meant for use with 'The Soldiers Experience' lesson plan. Targets grades 2-12.
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