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The Things She Carried

A collection of personal objects that delineate Mandy Drew. This collection contains objects that were obtained during her childhood and young adult years. She considers each of these objects to be important and meaningful in her life. The objects symbolize what takes up most of her time, music and family. All of these are things she was raised to hold close and in high standards. With these objects are some key memories of their origin and meaning in her life. 

Mandy Drew
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The Things I Carry

These are three very meaningful objects that represent Harper Buhs. This collection of meaningful objects all relate to family. Each object shows apart of Harper’s life and how it always comes back to family. Many would look at these objects and not think much of it, but to Harper it is about the stories and memories behind them. They all have sentimental value and show to type of person she has become.

harper buhs
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April and The Things She Carries

A collection of objects that describe and relate to April Hornsey's life. This collection contains objects that she uses every day for different purposes. Each object acts as a window into a different part of her every day routine. One object was bought from a very close friend and mentor, thus adding additional value and meaning to it. Two of the objects are used by April to educate herself in different ways. While all the objects have their obvious differences in purpose and meaning, all of them are used daily by April. They all represent the things April prioritizes and values most in her life; interpersonal relationships, education and learning, sleep, and making memories.  

April Hornsey
3
 

Looking at the Moon

Talk with Me!

Having conversations with young children contributes to their thinking and language development. All conversations are good, but research shows that the quality of words children hear matters more than the quantity. Further, what’s best is an exchange; in other words, talk with children, not at them.

The Talk with Me Toolkits give parents and caregivers thematically organized high-quality, authentic materials to make children their conversational partners in discussions that matter. Each online toolkit features captivating videos and real-world photographs, as well as intriguing paintings and other artworks to observe and discuss through conversation prompts.  Hands-on activities and books complete each toolkit. Simple instructions appear right in the toolkits, so you can jump right in. See what interests your child and get started. There’s a lot to talk about!

To read more, see, from the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Usable Knowledge site, The Brain-Changing Power of Conversation.


Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
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Finding Hope

A selection of objects that have helped Jackalynn be able to feel good about herself. This collection contains items she received from the age of thirteen to newer items she uses frequently. Each of these objects provide a small glance into the few things that can instantly brighten her mood. These objects may not be the most extravagant object, but they are some of the things that allow Jackalynn to take the weight of the world off her shoulders.

Jackalynn Woelfel
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The Things I Carry

This collection showcases various objects from high school junior Abbi Geiger’s life. Each of these objects may not look very interesting at a glance. However, once you know the importance of each and the valuable lessons that can be learned from them you will never be able to see them the same. This collection showcases a handmade clock, a cross necklace, and a book titled Tuesdays With Morrie. These objects may not look related but they have all worked together in shaping the person that Abbi Geiger is today.

Abbi Geiger
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The Things She Carries

What Molly Williams, a junior at Civic Memorial High School, highly values among her items. Two of these items are gifts from her parents, and one is a hobby introduced to her by her sister, and has stuck with her ever since. All of these things make up the creative aspects of her adolescence and have, in some way, molded her to become who she is and who she will be.

Molly Williams
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Preventing the Dodo: Unveiling Animal Conservation Stories

What stories do the animals on the American Trail at the Smithsonian's National Zoo tell? Students will use the Project Zero Global Thinking Routine Unveiling Stories to uncover and consider the complexity around conservation. I asked students to consider more than just what is the initial story. I wanted to know what they thought the human and world stories might be. With the success of these animals I wanted students to also consider what the new and untold stories that might remain. The Unveiling Stories thinking routine is a great way to explore the complicated stories of the gray wolf, bald eagle, beaver,  North American river otter, and wood duck. #goglobal

Ellen Rogers
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STEAM - Annual Regional Early Childhood Summit

This collection contains resources in conjunction with the STEAM presentation by members from the National Air & Space Museum and the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. 

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
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Movement

This collection uses Eric Carle's book From Head to Toe to explore how animals and people move. To talk about the book with your child, first read From Head to Toe together (or watch the video in the first box). Next, let your child look at the other animals on the webpage and decide what he/she wants to explore. Encourage conversation and exploration!


Maureen Leary
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Movement

This collection uses Eric Carle's book From Head to Toe to explore how animals and people move. To talk about the book with your child, first read From Head to Toe together (or watch the video in the first box). Next, let your child look at the other animals on the webpage and decide what he/she wants to explore. Encourage conversation and exploration!

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

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
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STEAM: Cross-curricular Connections for Young Learners

Artwork, museums, and the community are powerful resources that bring concepts to life with young children. This collection provides examples of how to utilize museums and the community to explore STEM concepts through artwork. 

This collection was created by a Smithsonian Early Enrichment faculty member to support a webinar with the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, presented in October  24, 2018.  


Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
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Sports

Sports are important to our culture in many ways, and help teach sportsmanship, leadership, and persistence. Use the images and discussion ideas to have conversations about sports in your community and in the world.

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

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
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Puerto Rico - Vejigantes

This collection provides a brief introduction to the Vejigante tradition practiced during the month of February in Puerto Rico, in observance/celebration of Carnival.

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

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
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Guatemalan Weaving

This collection provides an introduction to the art of weaving practiced in Guatemala.


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

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
11
 

Electricity

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.

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

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
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Insects

SI resources for insects.


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

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
11
 

Dinosaurs

Explore the vast resources on dinosaurs that the Smithsonian has to offer.

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

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
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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
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Spoons

You may think of spoons as everyday objects, but spoons can tell special stories and teach us about cultures. Explore this collection to learn more.

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

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
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Communication

How do you communicate? Through words? Body language? A look? Explore this collection to see how people, and animals communicate.

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

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
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Ancient Egypt

Explore the vast resources on Ancient Egypt that the Smithsonian has to offer.

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

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
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Flamenco

An introduction to the basics of Flamenco music and dance.

#SmithsonianMusic

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

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
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Bison, Zebras, and Kangaroos - Smithsonian Collection

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

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
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