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Israeli Song and Dance for Middle or High School Ensembles

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Students will be introduced to Jewish folk music through singing, playing, and dancing a traditional arrangement of “Al Tiruni” and participating in guided discussions of Jewish history and cultural heritage.

Exploring Perception and Reality in the Story of the Hawaiian Islands

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Webpage telling the story of the Hawaiian Islands through artifacts, images, audio, and text. Includes a short introductory essay, audio clips related to specific museum artifacts, and an enhanced podcast. In the podcast, two curators discuss immigration, the popularization of Hawaii as a tourist destination, and Hawaii's agricultural origins. Finally, they encourage students to consider perception and reality in the context of their own communities. Targets grades 6-12.

The Teodoro Vidal Collection: Interactive Map

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Interactive map for exploring the island and culture of Puerto Rico through historical objects and images.

An Exploratory Short Course in Tuvan Throat Singing

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An introductory course exploring “throat singing” (or overtone singing) as practiced and performed by the people of Tuva. We will explore this truly unique style of vocal production through attentive listening, watching video and practicing techniques and types of throat singing.

Guide to Doing History with Objects

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Essay explaining how artifacts are a valuable resource for historians by showing typically unseen elements of history. It teaches how to look at artifacts and think about the ways they shape and reflect our history. Part of the resource, 'The Object of History.'

Design Your Perfect Career

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Teacher-created lesson in which students choose possible careers by using the design process.

Looking with 'Fresh Eyes': What Makes a Successful School Design?

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Teacher-created lesson that challenges students to examine a familiar surrounding: their school. By using 'objectivity of all senses," they determine if the school's design complies with the concept of 'form follows function.'

Chips and Salsa: A Taste of Mariachi Music for the High School Orchestra

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Through this set of lesson segments, students will engage with the mariachi music of Mexico through discussing audio and video clips, listening to individual instruments within the ensemble and imitating them by ear, and through playing an arranged mariachi piece.

Let's Dance Like an Eagle: Zeybek Dance in Turkey

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Teach the history and geography of Turkey, focusing on the Anatolia region and Zeybek traditions. Students will learn to identify rhythmic patterns in Turkish music and Zeybek dance.

Slippery Slope

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Teacher-created lesson in which high school students graph linear functions and write equations in order to design wheelchair ramps.

Cutting Corners: Parts 1 & 2

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Teacher-created math lesson in which students use their knowledge of optimization in a study of commercial packaging.

Empowered Barbie

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Teacher-created lesson in which students redesign Barbie products to make them 'more empowering and positive for girls.'

An Introduction to the Music of Mongolia

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Students will be introduced to the music of Mongolia through several activities looking into different aspects of Mongolian music. Students will be introduced to the sound of the Morin Khuur (horse-head fiddle), the techniques of Khöömei (throat singing), and given an opportunity to play a traditional Mongolian song with western instruments.

Anthropology Teaching Activities: Church Ethnographies

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Activity encourages students to examine religious institutions as the total integration of culture that is valuable to anthropologists. Students do participant observation and write an ethnography.

Digging It--A Garden, That Is

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Teacher-created lesson in which students design a community garden to benefit the hungry in the community.

Microbiology Design Challenge

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Teacher-created lesson in which students design a product that would help make clean drinking water available in the developing world.

Scientific Identity

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Online collection of portraits in the Dibner Library featuring scientists, natural philosophers, engineers, and inventors.

Versatile Furniture

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Teacher-created lesson in which students design a piece of furniture that has more more than one use (e.g., a chair that can also be used as a bookshelf).

Rocket Science

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Teacher-created lesson in which young students learn of Newton's laws of motion by designing and launching an air-pressure rocket. The rocket is a plastic bottle.

Stopping Deforestation in the Amazon: A Publicity Campaign

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Teacher-created lesson that complements a unit on South America. Students design an environmental public-service campaign.

Uniform Design

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Teacher-created lesson that introduces the cultural aspects of clothing design with a question: Why did the British Redcoats wear red coats?

Latin American Protest Songs: New Song of Chile and Cuba

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Students will learn about the music of the New Song movement by engaging with the melodies, rhythms, and lyrics of four selections from the Cancion Protesta: Protest Songs of Latin America album. This will teach them about the role music can play in social protest, as well as the specific historical, political, and cultural contexts of the songs.

Fly, Fly Away

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Teacher-created lesson in which students use everyday materials to design and build a kite--one that is based on their research into kites through history. After testing the kite, they "go back to the drawing board" to improve on it.

Word Wake

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Teacher-created lesson in which students hold a spooky Halloween funeral to lay to rest spelling and grammatical errors in their own writing.
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