This collection includes artifacts, stamps, political cartoons, portraits, and videos representing various long-term and short-term causes of the Civil War. After reviewing the collection, students will sort resources into chronological order, focusing on continuity and change over time.
Tags: compromise, Civil War, John Brown, Fort Sumter, Ft, Abraham Lincoln, Sumner, Brooks, Taney, Dred Scott, 1850, 1860, secession
Additional teaching ideas are listed in the Notes to Other Users section.
Students are to read a series of primary sources from the survivors or witnesses to the Holocaust during World War 2. Students then look at various memorials that were created to remember the Holocaust and decide which is the most applicable to their person. Students need to explain using evidence from both the primary source and the memorial.
Earl Hines embodies the innovator mindset because he was experimental, collaborative, resilient and resourceful. He invented a new style of playing the piano and became well-known for his work with other jazz musicians. As you look through this collection, try to find more examples of his innovator mindset.
For more on the characteristics that make up an innovator, look at the Heinz History Center website. You can even take a quiz and find out what innovator you are most like:
tags: Pittsburgh, Chicago, jazz, segregation, music
This collection was created to align with with the Weikers Family collection and provides general context about life in Germany for a Jewish family in the 1930s and their eventual resettlement to the United States. The artifacts in the collection are not necessarily specific to the Weikers family, but give some idea of how others might have shared similar experiences.
Tags: Nazi Germany, Holocaust era, primary sources, Pittsburgh
Trail of Tears
Georgia Performance Standard: SS8H5
In this collection, students will review the life of Frederick Douglass and learn about one of his most famous speeches, "The Meaning of Fourth of July for the Negro" (it is also commonly referred to as "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July). They will examine primary and secondary sources related to the speech to determine what Douglas's goal was with this speech and how it is often percieved today.
The paintings are in order and the artifacts are the last three items.
Roxie Collie Laybourne was a pioneer in the important field of forensic ornithology.
The Vin Fiz was the first aeroplane to cross the United States from coast to coast. At a maximum speed of 51 mph and many in flight set backs, the Vin Fiz made the crossing in over 84 days.
The first segment is a brief introduction to the forces of flight dynamics. The second segment is an online interactive, "Engineering the Wright Way", where students will develop engineering skills to design and test all the different components of an airplane based on the the Wrights' methodology. Students can write down a save code generated in the interactive to store their progress and return to finish the activity later. The final segment is an online interactive to test fly the original Wright Flyer in conditions similar to that cold December morning when the Wrights first achieved flight, using direct 3D scans of the original Wright Flyer made by the Smithsonian.
For a full, downloadable lesson plan, visit:
The "Engineering the Wright Way" lesson plan and activity were created by the National Air and Space Museum, courtesy of the Alcoa Foundation.
The Wright Brothers Flyer activity was created by the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access.
According to the Poetry Foundation, "An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the "action" of a painting or sculpture, the poet may amplify and expand its meaning"
This collection is based on a lesson plan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, which guides users through the process of using artwork to inform and inspire poetry. Strategies for developing original poems, sample ekphrastic (art-inspired) poems, and suggested artworks are included to stimulate thinking.
tags: creative writing, art, poetry, poems
This student activity focuses on the concepts of globalization and cultural diffusion. Students will look at a variety of artifacts and explain how they illustrate the two concepts and/or help answer the guiding questions below:
- What is globalization and how does it affect people and places?
- What leads to cultural diffusion?
Artists can raise our awareness of issues from the past and present and help us imagine alternatives for the future. In this workshop, museum educators will use artworks as a springboard for engaging participants in the design thinking process: discovery, interpretation, ideation, experimentation, and evolution. Teachers will consider how to integrate design thinking into lessons that challenge students to identify and address problems that may challenge scientists, historians, and writers.
Hosted by the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum
You're ready to take the plunge: you're going to use art in your classroom! How do you know what the artwork is actually about? How do you choose the right one to support your content? How do you link the artwork and the content thematically?
Developed for a December 2016 teacher workshop.
მე-6 კლასის შემაჯამებელი სამუშაო
შესაბამისობა ეროვნულ სასწავლო გეგმასთან..
ჩემს მოსწავლეებს შეუძლიათ გამოიყენონ და შექმნან ინფორმაციის გადმოცემის სხვადასხვა საშუალება, ამ შემაჯამებელზე ვიყენებთ , ჩანახატის შექმნას
დავალება : მოსწავლე იხსენებს პირველყოფილი საზოგადოების პერიოდს, ადამიანის მიერ სამუშაო იარაღების შექმნის პროცესს, შემდეგ ის "გაივლის გზას " ქვის ხანიდან რკინის ხანამდე , აქცენტი აქვს სამუშაო იარაღზე, კერძოდ- მსჯელობს სამი კითხვის საშუალებით
1. რა გამოიგონა?
2. რატომ გამოიგონა?
3 როგორ გამოიყენა?
მოსწავლეს შეუძლია ის დახატოს რაც უნდა, ასევე სასურველია ჩაანხატს "მიაბას "ინფორმაცია , სადაც გამოჩნდება, რომ მხოლოდ რკინა არ არის აუცილებელი იარაღისთვის, ის ფიქრობს, რას აკეთებს რკინისგან- ხვდება უკეთეს იარაღს, რატომ აკეთებს -გატყდა ბრინჯაოსი და მოუხერხებელია ქვის, რატომ არის აუცილებელი -იმიტომ რომ კარგად იკვებოს, ან ოჯახი დაიცვას
ვარიანტები უამრავია , ჩანახატიც, გთავაზობთ რამოდენიმეს