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What's My Style? | Kehinde Wiley

Imagery from Kehinde Wiley.

What common elements can we identify within this collection of the artist's works?

Peter Curran

Growth of the Railroads

First SLL Collection
Matthew Stagl

Corps of Discovery

The journey Lewis and Clark took across America to hopefully find an all water route to the Pacific ocean.
Sydney Jennings

Corps of Discovery

I picked the first photo (the one with them in front of the boat) because I figured it explains how they traveled by boat and they had Sacagawea with them on the expedition. The second photo I have is of them as a statue and I figured it represented how they went through a lot and the statue is there to remember what they did. The third photo shows what kind of money they could have gotten. Fourth photo represents how Sacagawea traveled and was apart of the expedition. Lastly, the fifth photo shows how the Blackfeet indians dressed, I did this so you have a better picture of them when you read the discription.
Lacey Owens

Corps of Discovery

The expedition to go west.
Ashtin Keeling


Images of vibrant colors and uses of color simply for students' visual exploration.
Connie Giles


SI resources for insects.
Brooke Shoemaker

Boston Massacre Primary Source Analysis

In this lesson the students will use both the engraving and poem to determine how propaganda was used by Paul Revere after the Boston Massacre. At the conclusion of the lesson, the students will work to detect the symbolism on the Boston Massacre Monument.
Thomas Gray

The French Revolution: An Examination into its Causes

Examine these sources to help you answer the essential question: How did conditions in France lead to the revolution of 1789?
Molly Long


What is electricity? What are the mechanics behind it? How do we use it? What is its history. This collection helps to answer these questions and may spark more curiosity about electricity.
Brooke Shoemaker

Discover the Story: A Miner's Life

This collection includes objects and artifacts representing life in as a miner. Students are challenged to write a creative story or narrative based on the objects in the collection, illustrating life at the time. The last two resources in the collection are a worksheet that teachers may use to frame the assignment and a grading rubric for the assignment.

Tags: Pennsylvania, narrative, Pittsburgh, mining, miner, immigration, coal, worker safety, child labor
Kate Harris

The Body in Space (Student)

This collection will help students explore the intersection of space, the life sciences, and technology as they discover how the body changes in space and the equipment and experiments that have helped us learn how to counteract the problems caused.
National Air and Space Museum Education

NPG Lesson

This is part of a presentation to the students when teaching them about portraiture.

Students will be enriched with a little background knowledge of the two portraits then students will critique both portraits in the presentation describing, analyzing, interpreting, and judging the work. Finally students will fill out the Core 6, top hat, worksheet.

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Gayle Kraus


Outlawing alcoholic beverages and its consequences.
Harry Bushmire

Investigating a Place: North Carolina

What defines a place? This teacher's guide uses stamps, photographs, paintings, objects, videos, and music to explore the history and culture of North Carolina. In the classroom, these resources can be used by students to investigate two essential questions: How do you define North Carolina as a place? What does it mean to be from North Carolina?

Further questions include:
How do these objects relate to each other? What objects/people/places are missing that you think are important in defining North Carolina as a place? What sub-themes can you identify within this collection of resources? How do you define North Carolina in terms of its environmental characteristics? What are its unique set of physical and cultural conditions? Has the definition of being from North Carolina changed over time?

Activity Idea:
Ask students to investigate collection in small groups to answer the two essential questions. Use the supporting questions to guide their inquiry into the essential questions - answering these questions will give students a knowledge and evidence base from which to answer the essential questions.

To further the activity, students may choose one resource to investigate in depth and either write an essay or create a collection of their own around it. Students may choose two or more resources to compare in their exploration of how one defines North Carolina.

Ask students individually or in small groups to create a collection in Learning Lab to represent the physical and cultural characteristics of another place. Using these collections, ask students to write summary statements describing the unique human and physical characteristics of places researched. In class discuss student collections and what makes each place unique.
Kate Harris

Age of Exploration

Students trace routes of early explorers and describe the early explorations of the Americas.
Carly Lidvall

Ancient Tennesseans

4 prehistoric eras from Tennessee's past
Carly Lidvall

World War I

Life during World War I was.......
Anastasia Jones


River Valleys
Shameka Council

Flight deck of carrier

Kelly Voshall


vanessa harris

Human Body

vanessa harris

SOl 2

Visual Learning
Shameka Council

Emergence of Civilization in China: Oracle Bones

In this student activity, students learn about life in early Chinese urban society by analyzing oracle bone divinations. These divinations, consisting of characters inscribed on turtle shells and animal bones over 3,000 years ago, are among the earliest systematic Chinese written language extant today. Students will answer object analysis questions, complete an activity using translations of divinations, and compare early Chinese urban society to Bronze Age societies in other parts of the world. This set includes multiple objects from the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

Created by the Education Department at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in collaboration with Tess Porter, Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access.

Tags: archaeology; ancestor worship; shang dynasty; diviner; early writing; early civilization; ritual; artifact; archaeological remains; artifact analysis
Nancy Lewis
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