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Holocaust

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Kim Palermo
9
 

Perspectives on China: Looking at Photographs to Understand Point of View

This teaching collection includes photographs of China during the first half of the twentieth century by different photographers. First analyze a photograph answering the questions on the handout -- just by looking closely. Then, open the label for the photograph and add additional information. Next, discuss the point of view of the photographer based on your analysis. Finally, research the photographer to learn more about her or her perspective. Why is it important to investigate a topic from more than one perspective?
Stephanie Norby
6
 

Washington

Picture analysis of George Washington
Lynn Haffely
5
 

Homestead Through the Years

A variety of maps and photos of Homestead, Pa.
Mark Fallon
9
 

Japanese-American Internment

The resources in this collection depict what life was like for Japanese-Americans living in internment camps during WWII. Student may examine these resources as they address the following questions:

Why were Japanese-Americans moved into internment camps during WWII?
Do you agree with the government's argument that it was necessary for national security?
Did the government violate the rights of American citizens?
Do the events of and surrounding Japanese interment have relevance in America today?
Linda Muller
20
 

Teaching with Objects

This collection demonstrates the range of ways that you can teach with historic objects.
HeinzHistoryCenterEducation
21
 

Baseball: America's Favorite Pastime

A collection of resources depicting players, teams, and equipment used for America's favorite pastime.
Linda Muller
53
 

Civil War Photography

Examine the ways that photographers captured history during the American Civil War.
Thomas Gray
13
 

Investigating a Place: The Pacific Northwest

What defines a place? Is it its people? Economic life? Physical characteristics?

Examine this collection of images from or about the Pacific Northwest (loosely defined as Washington and Oregon states and British Columbia) to answer these questions: What are its unique set of physical and cultural conditions? How do these physical and cultural conditions interact? How does the economy of the PNW connect to its culture and geography? What are the consequences of human activity on the cultural and physical landscape?

Ask students individually or in small groups to create a collection in Learning Lab to represent the physical and cultural characteristics of another place (city, region, state). Using these collections, ask students to write summary statements describing the unique human and physical characteristics of places researched. Discuss student collections and what makes each place unique.

Tags: Portland, Seattle, Oregon, Washington, Vancouver, Native Americans, American Indians, grunge, space needle

Kate Harris
38
 

Natural Resources of Pennsylvania

Which resources are naturally found in Pennsylvania? This collection of resources illustrates various natural resources found throughout Pennsylvania.
See if you can identify them and discuss what they are used for.
Linda Muller
15
 

The Subway

Artworks, photographs, and other documents relating to the New York subway system.
Phoebe Hillemann
8
 

American Enterprise: Corporate Era (Great Depression, New Deal)

During the Corporate Era, the United States experienced its most serious economic crisis; in response, political leaders intervened in the economy in innovative ways. In this collection, you’ll explore life during the Great Depression and evaluate New Deal policies by participating in a learning activity the teacher specifies.
Zach Etsch
5
 

Money, Money, Money

A examination of currency from various cultures and eras.
Brian Ausland
19
 

Anglerfish: Comparing Reality, Art, and Pop Culture Imagery

This learning resource collection includes anglerfish resources, comparing authentic specimens and live video with artists' illustrations (including some found in popular culture, such as Pixar's "Finding Nemo"). Guiding questions include: What features or characteristics are most prominent in the illustrations? How do these illustrations differ from the photographs? What unique characteristics help the anglerfish to thrive in the deep sea?
Ashley Naranjo
10
 

Ancient Greek Myth: Reinterpreted by African American Artists

In this student activity, analyze the timelessness of myth through three works of art by modern African American artists. Each artist, inspired by Ancient Greek myth, retells stories and reinterprets symbols to explore personal and universal themes. Includes three works of art, summaries of the myths they reference, and discussion questions. Also includes a video about the artist Romare Bearden and his series 'Black Odyssey,' that details Bearden's artistic process, the significance of storytelling in his art, and the lasting importance of 'Black Odyssey.'

Tags: greece

Tess Porter
6
 

Aug 2 1923: Stelfox Bee with corresponding field note 2-9-23

Unidentified bee collected by Stelfox on the 2nd of August 1923 at The Dingle, Ireland
Siobhan Leachman
2
 

Jun 14 1925: Unidentified Stelfox Bee with corresponding field note

Arthur Wilson Stelfox collected this bee on the 14th of June 1925 and wrote the corresponding field notes on the collection.
Siobhan Leachman
2
 

Stelfox's Bee specimens collected between 1st June 1926 to 12th Dec 1928

Stelfox's Bee specimens between 1st June 1926 to 12th Dec 1928 and the Diary 2 give corresponding field notes about the collection of specimens.
Siobhan Leachman
8
 

Bee Specimens collected between 1st May 1921 to 30th May 1926 by Arthur Wilson Stelfox's Diary 1: Hymenoptera

A collection of Bee specimens the collection of which may be mentioned in Arthur Wilson Stelfox's Diary 1: Hymenoptera 1st May 1921 to 30th May 1926
Siobhan Leachman
6
 

Florence Merriam Bailey

Florence Augusta Merriam Bailey (August 8, 1863 – September 22, 1948) was an American ornithologist and nature writer. She was very influential in the conservation of birds and an entertaining writer. One of my favourite naturalists, along with her husband Vernon Orlando Bailey and her brother C. Hart Merriam.
Siobhan Leachman
15
 

Civil War Diary: Homefront Perspectives

Diary entries from Mary Henry and Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas during the Civil War.
Nicole Gilbertson
8
 

Vernon Bailey Naturalist

Collection of information by and about Vernon Orlando Bailey
Siobhan Leachman
9
 

Powwows

Elizabeth Hoffmeyer
78
 

Droughts and Dust Bowls

This is a collection of teaching resources about droughts and the Dust Bowl. While it is mainly focused on 20th century American history, there are also some links to articles that cover droughts more broadly across time and cultures. I have included some artists (Woody Guthrie, John Steinbeck, nda Dorothea Lange) who recorded the effects of the Dust Bowl on American society. There is also a selection of lesson plans and videos that explain how farming practices and environmental changes lead to droughts, and how people have responded by changing practices and developing new technologies.

Resources in this collection might be used in Language Arts, Social Studies, or Science classrooms. Questions to consider might include:
-How do people impact their environment?
-How do changes to the environment impact peoples' lives?
-How did government and society respond to the disaster of the Dust Bowl?
-What is government's responsibility in times of natural disaster?
-What steps can be taken to prevent future environmental disasters?

Kate Harris
27
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