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Student Activities | Exploring Point of View

How do you see the world? What's your point of view? What informs, shapes, and affects it? What does it mean to take on another person's point of view, and why is it important? This Learning Lab activity for students explores global issues, perspectives, and close looking through two artworks by Ahmed Mater, a contemporary Saudi artist. In addition to the two artworks, this collection also includes guiding questions, the gallery guide for the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery exhibition "Symbolic Cities: The Work of Ahmed Mater," and an optional article for high-school students.



Tag: Middle East, Near East, Saudi Arabia, Mecca, Urbanization, Project Zero, Asia Society, See Think Wonder, 3 Ys, point of view

Freer and Sackler Galleries
7
 

Hokusai

Manga portraits

Patricia Baca
3
 

SARS CoV-2

Corona virus resource

Daniel Goldman
5
 

Images of Hanuman

This collection allows students to explore different images of Hanuman from versions of the Hindu epic The Ramayana.

Alison Gillmeister
5
 

WWI Artifacts(Masha Bezhenar)

We will be creating a collection of WWI  artifacts in order to demonstrate what we have learned about the war

Mariia Bezhenar
7
 

World War I

#TeachingInquiry

Laurentiu Toma
6
 

WW1 Artifacts, C.J. Stein

The purpose of the project is to learn about the history of the first World War

CJ Stein
7
 

Life in the Snow World

Humans have many ways of coping with winter conditions: we can wear layers, warm ourselves by the fire, stay indoors, and even travel to warmer climates. Do animals and plants have ways of coping with winter conditions too? Indeed, many organisms that live in snowy regions have adapted over time to snowy conditions. Native animals and plants have special adaptations or behavior to help them survive life in the snow world. Photos and questions in this collection will help students to explore these unique adaptations. Simply click the paperclip in each image to see the prompts pertaining to each photo. This collection is ideal for an exploratory lesson.

Lake Tahoe Interpretation
14
 

WWI Artifacts Collection

The purpose of this assignment is to collect and demonstrate what I have learned about the First World War. 

Megan Murphy
7
 

Julie Hernandez-WWI Artifacts

This collection explores America's contributions to and involvement in the first World War. 

Julie Hernandez
7
 

WWI Artifacts

To show others the events of WWI in detail 

avery murphy
7
 

Harlem Renaissance Art

A collection of art and photographs from the Harlem renaissance.
Kimberly Briggs
5
 

Nubia WW1 Artifacts

The purpose of this project is to effectively show what I learned about WW1. 

Jonathan Nubia
7
 

Practice Telling Time

This collection includes a variety of images of clock faces to use with young learners who are practicing skills in telling time with analog clocks featuring Arabic numerals. Teachers can use these images to help students tell and write time to the nearest minute.  The images range from clocks in isolation to clocks used in artworks and finally, clocks in context through photography. Additional resources are included to provide further teaching context on the concept of time.

Ashley Naranjo
25
 

How Did Kitty Cone Change Disability Rights?

In 1977, 13 years before the American with Disabilities Act, Kitty Cone and other disability rights activists occupied a federal building in San Francisco. They demanded the government protect their rights.

Because of Her Story presents a YouTube miniseries where students speak with Smithsonian curators about four women who shaped American history and culture. In How Did Kitty Cone Change Disability Rights?, Ren, a student, speaks with Katherine Ott, curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, about why Cone’s work matters.

See more YouTube videos from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative, Because of Her Story. #BecauseOfHerStory

Because Of Her Story
17
 

Why Is Celia Cruz Called the Queen of Salsa?

Celia Cruz celebrated her Cuban American identity as one of the first women salsa singers. 

Because of Her Story presents a YouTube miniseries where students speak with Smithsonian curators about four women who shaped American history and culture. In Why Is Celia Cruz Called the Queen of Salsa?,Mincy, a student, speaks with Ariana A. Curtis, curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

See more YouTube videos from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative, Because of Her Story. #BecauseOfHerStory

Because Of Her Story
23
 

How Did Angela Davis Inspire a Movement?

In 1970, activist Angela Davis was charged with murder. A movement arose to free her, and her time in jail Her time in jail inspired her to work to change the prison system. 

Because of Her Story presents a YouTube miniseries where students speak with Smithsonian curators about four women who shaped American history and culture. In How Did Angela Davis Inspire a Movement?, Kemi, a student, talks with Kelly Elaine Navies, oral historian at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

See more YouTube videos from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative, Because of Her Story.#BecauseOfHerStory

Because Of Her Story
22
 

How Did Mia Hamm Inspire More Women to Play Sports?

Mia Hamm helped popularize soccer in the U.S. and inspire a new generation of athletes.

Because of Her Story presents a YouTube miniseries where students speak with Smithsonian curators about four women who shaped American history and culture. In How Did Mia Hamm Inspire More Women to Play Sports?, Kamau, a student, speaks with Eric Jentsch, curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, about Hamm's legacy.

See more YouTube videos from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative, Because of Her Story. #BecauseOfHerStory

Because Of Her Story
12
 

Four Women Who Made American History

Because of Her Story presents a YouTube miniseries where students speak with Smithsonian curators about four women who shaped American history and culture.

These videos were created for a middle school audience and above.

See more YouTube videos from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative, Because of Her Story. #BecauseOfHerStory

Because Of Her Story
11
 

Deep Time

This collection serves as a preview for the second of six seminar sessions in the 2020 Smithsonian-Montgomery College Faculty Fellowship Program. This year's theme is This year's theme is “Humans and the Footprints We Leave: Climate Change and Other Critical Challenges." 

Two Smithsonian staff members, Scott Wing and Laura Soul, will discuss content and educational materials related to the National Museum of Natural History exhibition, Deep Time. 

Resources included in this collection have been recommended by the presenters for participants to explore before the seminar itself.

#MCteach

Philippa Rappoport
6
 

Indian Wars: Dissolution of Native American Territory 1885-1900

This student activity examines what events that contributed to the change in Native American reservation boundaries over time. Includes videos that explain Native and American conflicts, maps of reservation territory in 1851-1900, readings, discussion questions, and an opportunity to learn more using an interactive map.

Jill Stedman
21
 

How to Care for a Garden: A Study of Humans and Gardens

Gardens come in many shapes and sizes. Some contain flowers and are aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Others contain fruits and vegetables to be eaten and enjoyed. But behind most gardens are the hands and toiling work of humans, working to create that space for its intended purpose. 

This collection will allow you to explore various artwork depicting gardens and either their gardeners or people that use the space for various purposes. Consider how the people are using the space. What materials or tools do they use to aid them when interacting with the garden? Also think about the location and era of each garden. How do people's interactions with their natural environment stay the same or change? What processes remain and how do humans change the landscape of gardens, for better or worse?

Gardens often require humans to tend and take care of them. Within this collection, students will analyze how people across the world take care of and use garden spaces. Use the Garden Anticipation Guide to assess before and after the unit what students know about gardens. 

Essential Questions:

  • What does a gardener do to help plants grow?
  • What tools does a gardener use?
  • What can we do to help our school/community garden grow?

Big Idea: As students work with this collection to answer the essential questions, they will understand that:

  • A plant needs water, sunlight and soil to grow.
  • Gardeners work in the garden and help it grow.
  • Gardens have many uses, for enjoyment and events, as well as for growing food.
  • We can take care of our school/community garden and help the plants grow, too.

Lesson Sequence:

  • Administer the Garden Anticipation Guide before starting the unit.
    • Look for common misconceptions or misunderstandings.
  • Preview images in the collection and have students do a See, Think, Wonder thinking routine.
  • Have students compare 2 images side by side to see similarities and differences in what the gardens look like, but also how they are used.
  • Sort the collection based on the uses of each garden.
  • Consider how they want to treat their school/community garden based on these images.
  • Read Aloud Lesson "In My Garden" to learn more garden vocabulary.
  • Administer the Garden Anticipation Guide at the end of the unit.


    • See what students have learned and if you have addressed any misconceptions.

#LearnWithTR

Keywords: garden, people, humans, gardener, flowers, space, tools, fruits, vegetables, plants, landscape, environment, gardening

Meghan Sanchez
37
 

Bodies

This collection is comprised of artwork and objects that reflect a variety of bodies and the amazing things bodies can do. 

This collection was created by Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center faculty member. #SEECStories

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
75
 

Aral Sea: Exploring Change Over Time with Satellite Imagery

This teaching collection includes maps and satellite images, complemented by image interpretation guides and related magazine articles, for students to discover what natural causes and human impacts have had consequences for the Aral Sea. The Aral Sea has been a continuously shrinking body of water over the last 50 years after the rivers that fed into it were diverted by irrigation projects. Learn what you can discover by annotating change through satellite imagery.
Ashley Naranjo
17
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