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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


This is a collection of inventions.
RoseAnn LaBrocca

Voting History

Series of images and resources about voting.
Jeffrey Nollner

Cold War

This gallery will include videos and pictures about the Cold War
Jenna Silvio

Campaign Advertising

Examine and analyze historical political advertisements
Christina Klein

World War II

This collection will focus on the European theater of the war.
Amy Blyth


Brian Gordon

Voting in America: The Early Years

The evolution of the voting ballot.
Candice Troutman

Space Exploration

Brittany Collins

Andrew Jackson - Collins

Michelle Collins

Ancient Egypt

Nicole Hancock


37th President of the United States
Chris Novakoski

Emmett Till: Confronting a Difficult History

This collection looks at how a tragic incident like the murder of Emmett Till is remembered in American history and national memory, as well as the significance of the decision of Till's mother, Mamie Mobley-Till, to share her son's loss publicly with an open-casket. Her actions created a galvanizing moment for the modern civil rights movement, heightening its significance and influence. The collection includes photographs, art work, and two newspaper articles about modern memorials to Till and other lynching victims.

Teachers might use the following images as the basis for silent discussion (see the Big Paper strategy from Facing History, included on the last resource) prior to a group conversation on the following questions:
-How did this case impact the civil rights movement?
-What were the effects of having an open casket at Till's funeral? How does media continue to impact the civil rights movement?
-How should Emmett Till be remembered and honored? How should his mother be remembered and honored?
-Should national memorials and museums include objects like Till's original casket or the soil from lynching sites? Why or why not?

Kate Harris

Civil War Deaths, Pictured and Remembered

Inspired by a reading of The Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War, by Drew Gilpin Faust, this is a collection that shows some of the shocking images the public saw of battlefield death, memorials to the dead, and a lesson plan on the art of memorials.
David Coccoli

President Washington's First Challenge:The Whiskey Rebellion in Western Pennsylvania

The story of the first serious challenge to the new federal government. A focus on economic principles prevalent on the frontier during the formative period of the American government.
Arthur Glaser

American Schoolhouses

Andrea Ahlert Scroggy


Jackie Oliver


Charm Bracelets
Jackie Oliver
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