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Bird Counts

Students will be introduced to bird counts, the need for them, how to conduct a bird count, participate in a bird count and lastly identify trends in previously collected data from bird counts.

Amy Peoples
6
 

Biology: Unstacked

UNSTACKED is a wonderful way to spark inquiry, analysis, and discussion. By visually exploring our images, you can bring the Smithsonian Libraries' collections into your classroom. Use UNSTACKED as a morning exercise, a way to introduce a new topic, or to discover your students' interests. Picture your world, dive into the stacks! 

Smithsonian Libraries
11
 

biodiversity, indication, solutions

Students will learn to identify trends in data and behaviors of birds to indicate changes in the ecosystem's balance.  Students will synthesize previous learning to establish an indicator bird species of the healthiness of the ecosystem.  

Amy Peoples
6
 

Biodiversity! Podcasting Module

In this modular, multi-part lesson, learners will focus on a Sidedoor podcast discussing biodiversity. Learners will focus on the content the podcast is delivering and then analyze the podcast for production techniques. The content of the podcast will give the team a base understanding for the focus of their own podcast. 

#YAGSidedoor2019

Sidedoor for Educators
7
 

Biodiversity Podcasting Resources

Resources for lessons on biodiversity, specifically for the YAG Podcasting project unit on biodiversity. 

Hazel Arroyo
4
 

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BIHS Library
1
 

Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill: Photographs by Jerry Dantzic

This collection, created to accompany the SITES exhibition Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill: Photographs by Jerry Dantzic, contains complementary resources to support the exhibition's themes. The collection includes music, photography, objects, and other sources to facilitate an examination of who Billie Holiday was, her legacy,  the use of available light within photography, the dynamic context of jazz in the 1950s, and how artists like Billie Holiday used their art to influence social change. 

About the exhibition:  In April 1957, photographer Jerry Dantzic had an assignment from Decca Records to photograph Billie Holiday during a weeklong run of performances at the Newark, New Jersey, nightclub, Sugar Hill. What unfolded was an unexpected and intimate journey into her private and public worlds. His photos comprise the largest collection of images from any single Billie Holiday club engagement. "Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill: Photographs by Jerry Dantzic” presents 56 remarkable images of the jazz icon that challenge the tragic narrative that frequently defines her. The exhibition is on view at Irving Arts Center in the Main Gallery from September 14 through November 17, 2019.  

#IrvingArts

#BillieHoliday

#EthnicStudies


Marcie Inman
34
 

Bill of Rights/Civil Liberties

A collection of resources that represent the amendments that make up the Bill of Rights.
Resource representations as they relate to the Bill of Rights or Civil Liberties are as follows:
1. Bill of Rights
2. Freedom of Religion
3. Freedom of Speech
4. Freedom of the press
5. Right to assemble
6. Have a militia
7. Right to bear arms
8. Soldier's quartering in private homes
9. Illegal search and seizure
10. Right to due process
11. Right not to testify against yourself in court
12. Right to a speedy trial
13. Right to counsel
14. Cruel and unusual punishment
15. Emancipation proclaimation
16. Election of government representation (Congress)
17. Right for all free men including blacks to vote
18. Right of the government to collect taxes
19. Prohibition
20. Women's right to vote
21. Repeal of prohibition
22. Gay rights
23. American's with Disabilities Act
mrsjoyce
20
 

Bill of Rights/Civil Liberties

A collection of resources that represent the amendments that make up the Bill of Rights.
Resource representations as they relate to the Bill of Rights or Civil Liberties are as follows:
1. Bill of Rights
2. Freedom of Religion
3. Freedom of Speech
4. Freedom of the press
5. Right to assemble
6. Have a militia
7. Right to bear arms
8. Soldier's quartering in private homes
9. Illegal search and seizure
10. Right to due process
11. Right not to testify against yourself in court
12. Right to a speedy trial
13. Right to counsel
14. Cruel and unusual punishment
15. Emancipation proclaimation
16. Election of government representation (Congress)
17. Right for all free men including blacks to vote
18. Right of the government to collect taxes
19. Prohibition
20. Women's right to vote
21. Repeal of prohibition
22. Gay rights
23. American's with Disabilities Act
Linda Muller
23
 

Big Ham Project

My project about the ever so mysterious Aaron Burr

Denay Clemons
5
 

Bielski Resistance

The Bielski Resistance was a Jewish Partisan group which was made up by members of the Bielski family. They expanded to save over one-thousand Jewish lives. They sought out helping Jews who had been in ghettos and brought them to their camp in the woods. Also, they helped the fight against the Nazis by destroying resources and troops. Like other partisan groups, the Bielskis displayed true courage as they fought against the Nazis. They accepted the idea that they wanted to be feared, not to fear like many others.

Owen North
5
 

Bicycles 1890s-1920s

Primary sources on bicycles in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including the bicycle's impact on American life.

This collection was created to support the 2016 CCSSO Teachers of the Year Day at the Smithsonian.
Naomi Coquillon
26
 

Beyond the Frame: Using Art as a Basis for Interdisciplinary Learning

In this set of lesson plans, students look for meanings behind artworks in the Smithsonian collections. Click the PDF icon to download.

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
12
 

Beyond Monarchs: Animal Migration

This collection starts with monarch butterflies and their migration. My hope was to remind the second graders about what they have already learned about monarchs. 

Once the students' background knowledge is activated then the students can participate in the Tuning In activity. Students will analyze the art piece using the Harvard's Project Zero Thinking Routine: See, Think, Wonder. 

Once the students have made their thinking visible then the class will find more out by learning about the art piece from the artist and learning about bird migrations. The students will engage in the Harvard Global Thinking Routine The 3 Ys.

To push the students beyond flying animals the Going Further section will expose the  students to migrations of animals on land, air, and see. The students will end this section using the Thinking Routine Think, Puzzle, Explore. Students can then have time to research about animals on their own.

Ellen Rogers
19
 

Between Two Worlds: Western Pennsylvania’s American Indians, 1700 - 1820

This curriculum pack was produced by the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania and includes everything you need to teach about relationships between Native Americans and Europeans in the frontier of western Pennsylvania. The student text includes readings that you can give directly to your students, and the info tabs on items throughout the collection includes suggested teaching activities. Primary sources and biographies are also included (be sure to click on the paper clip and/or info icon on each item to find out more about it).

HeinzHistoryCenterEducation
32
 

Beth Manns 3 Issue: Women's Rights

Women's rights have always been an issue throughout history. Between religion and how certain societies are set up, women have never gotten fair treatment. In some religions, women must pray separately from men. In others, they are allowed to pray together, but they are not viewed as equal. In some civilizations, women are only there for reproduction or to take care of the house when the men are away

Bethany Manns
3
 

Best Outdoor Basketball

Best Outdoor Basketball


If you’re wondering who may be the pinnacle-ranked team within the AP ballot  on Monday, the answer is reasonably obvious best outdoor basketball Michigan nation will all but assuredly count on the position, way to losses with the aid of all three groups above it (Villanova, Virginia, Purdue) this week. but in case you’re wondering who the best team in the united states of america is, there’s even less readability than there already has been in this roller-coaster season.

 The Wildcats, Cavaliers and Boilermakers are all nonetheless extremely solid groups that rode the top of the rankings for a month, best basketball hoops  but their vulnerabilities were on show inside the final week. The Spartans are one of the country’s maximum balanced groups and have now received eight directly, but they aren’t with out their personal probably deadly flaws at instances—most appreciably taking care of the ball. Duke’s protection stays a first-rate question mark, and so forth. The most effective issue that appears sure right now could be, that in contrast to many different years, there’s no clear favorite for the country wide identify. This has been a wild, turbulent season thus far, and it'd land up bringing one of the maximum unpredictable NCAA tournaments in recent memory.

Charles Reeves
0
 

Best of Smithsonian Embroidery

A collection of my favorite embroidery samples and works from across the Smithsonian (and around the world). Don't forget to zoom in and out to catch all of the details!

tags: embroidery, craft, needlework

Kate Harris
18
 

Bessie Smith: Examining Portraiture

This teacher's guide provides portraits and analysis questions to enrich students' examination of Bessie Smith, the "Empress of the Blues" and one of the most influential blues singers in history. Includes the video "Defining Portraiture: How are portraits both fact and fiction?" and the National Portrait Gallery's "Reading" Portraiture Guide for Educators, both of which provide suggestions and questions for analyzing portraiture. Also includes a video clip of Bessie Smith performing "St. Louis Blues" in 1929 and a post from the National Museum of African American History and Culture discussing her and other LGBTQ African Americans of the Harlem Renaissance.

Consider:

  • What do these portraits have in common? How are they different?
  • How are these portraits both fact and fiction?
  • How do these portraits reflect how she wanted to be seen, or how others wanted her to be seen? Consider for what purpose these portraits were created.
  • Having listened her music, does the portrait capture your image of Bessie Smith? Why, or why not?
  • If you were creating your own portrait of Bessie Smith, what characteristics would you emphasize, and why?

Keywords: singer, musician, 20s, 30s, American, Tennessee, #BecauseOfHerStory, #SmithsonianMusic

Tess Porter
11
 

Benjamin West: America's First Painter

Benjamin West began painting in America during the late colonial period. His works represented a variety of styles. He was equally good at portraiture which was what most customers wanted and romantic renditions of battle scenes. Later in his career he devoted much of his time to Greek and Roman mythological themes.

Arthur Glaser
25
 

Benjamin Franklin's method of habit formation.

Benjamin Franklin, inventor, statesman, writer, publisher and economist relates in his autobiography that early in his life he decided to focus on arriving at moral perfection. He made a list of 13 virtues, assigning a page to each. Under each virtue, he wrote a summary that gave it fuller meaning. Then he practised each one for a certain length of time.

To make these virtues a habit, Franklin can up with a method to grade himself on his daily actions. In a journal, he drew a table with a row for every virtue and a column for every day of the week. Every time he made a fault, he made a mark in the appropriate column. Each week he focused his attention on a different virtue. Over time, through repetition, he hoped to one day experience the pleasure of “viewing a clean Book.”

Akash Mahurkar
0
 

Benjamin Franklin's Inventions

A small collection of some of Benjamin Franklin's more famous inventions.

Camrie Parkman
5
 

Benjamin Franklin Breakout Edu

Clues for a small Breakout Edu Challenge

Steven Hartnett
3
 

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin & Experiments and Observations on Electricity
Steven Hartnett
9
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