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Embracing Love

My collection consists of mostly sculptures, and a few other miscellaneous items that are related to my narration essay. The embracing of the man and woman are Sabastian and I together. He has held me through thick and thin. There are two marijuana leaves. Sabastian and I often enjoy to smoke a little and watch movies together. One is a 16 paneled door. It represents separation, lonesomeness, and the lack of Jesus in my life. I had a horrible high school experience and drowned in depression. I stopped praying, and turned on myself. Sabastian picked me up through those times and kissed every inch of pain, away. Every piece in my collection means something to me.

Briana Marrero

Early American Nationalism

Presented by Yara S., Nicole K., Tina A., and Adriana P.

Yara Sevilla

Early American Nationalism

This is a tasteful exposé on our nation's patriotic spirit.

Michael Keating


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

Brooke Shoemaker

Expanding the Narrative: Meet and Greet the Harlem Renaissance

Created for Art and the African American Experience

Look beyond the traditional narrative of the Harlem Renaissance by taking on the character of historical figures with Teaching for Change.

Elizabeth Dale-Deines

Copley & the Art of Revolutionary Figures

This learning lab consists of portraits painted by John Singleton Copley, one of America's first painters. The subjects included all played a role either prior to or during the revolution.

Arthur Glaser

Early American Nationalism

Early American Nationalism Presentation

Claire Rider

How We View Our Gods

This collection will help you to understand how cultures frequently place many different emphases on their gods.

Tim Kunes

A walk through early American nationalism


Charlotte Foote

Early American Nationalism

This is a series of artwork pieces that illustrate early American Nationalism

Hudson River School of Art: Voyage of Life depicts a scene along a river. The symbol of an angel represents the divine being for America's movement West. Asher's depiction of Dover Plains illustrates how the new vast open land is now able to be inhabited and used by Americans.

Rocky Mountain School of Art: Each of these painting depict more of a nature scene as Thomas Moran's depicts a forest with a tree cut down to represent the exploration of the Americans towards the west. The 2nd painting by Albert Bierstadt of Yosemite, and the use of light in the painting is to depict the hope and progress of American Westward Expansion

Genre Artists: Both paintings were depicted by William Sydney Mount who had an eye for depicting human life. There is an emphasis on fishing in the picture that features Eel Spearing at Setauket which symbolizes the subsistence life of Americans. The second scene focuses on the bargaining of a horse which clearly creates the idea of trade whcih occurred among the Americas

Jefferson's Architecture: Inspired by ideals on the American nation especially Monticello which emphasized agriculture. The Rotunda was modeled after the Pantheon in Rome, which illustrates how Jefferson takes much of his inspiration from outside sources.

Georgian Architecture: Named after George the I of Great Britain.Georgian buildings are very flat and look like a box, contrasting with the curves of Monticello.

Federalist Architecture:Blends both Renaissance and Georgian Styles, but was influenced most by Ancient Roman Styles. Really the first authentic and original American Style, the rest were revivals of other nation's styles.

Revolutionary Fervor: 1st Image depicts the battle at Bunker Hill one of the first conflicts between the Patriots and the Redcoats.2nd Image is the death of General Mercer which was the death of one of the continental army's general which would surely be enough to spark the fire of revolution in the hearts of men - they would not stop until they had achieved their goals for independence.

Depictions of Republican Motherhood:Republican motherhood is the idea that for a republic to operate people must be educated and women have a role in educating children. each depiction displays a mother which is seen as the teacher or educational figure, and students who are seen as the portion that a republic relies on in that children must be educated for a republic to operate correctly.

James Duce

Early American Nationalism

Shane Fausner

Early American Nationalism

Defining cultural characteristics of the new country, the United States of America

  • Schools of Art
    • Hudson River School
    • Rocky Mountain School
    • Genre Artists
  • Architectures
    • Thomas Jefferson Architecture
    • Georgian Architecture
    • Federalist Architecture
  • Patriotic Fervor
  • Republican Motherhood
Reed Hammock

Early American Nationalism

Created by Arthur Chorbajian, Alex Kang, and Jonathan DaCosta
Arthur Chorbajian

Early American Nationalism

Architecture, Schools of Art, Republican Motherhood, and Patriotism

Lauren Neth

STEM Learning Collections

This is actually a collection ALMOST entirely made up of STEM Learning Collections. We will examine the first 7 resources just to get a sense of the types of resources contained within the Smithsonian Learning Lab, and share some potential STEM applications and adaptations for each as part of our discussion. Then you can explore and select from the remaining 20+ full collections to find those you'd like to copy for your own use. Happy STEM hunting!

Brian Ausland

Realities of Industrialization

Students will view images associated with working conditions of the mid to late 19th Century to better understand the need for labor organizations.

Brian Tharp

US History

Bill Battaglia

Artist as Change Agent

Created for Art and the African American Experience

How have contemporary African American artists used their work to address social, political, and personal issues of today?

Elizabeth Dale-Deines


This collection is an example of how the Learning Lab could be used to create number or alphabet books for younger students. Students can search for the numbers and letters represented in the art, sculpture, and artifacts that exist throughout the Learning Lab.

Alternatively, students could be given a specific theme (animals, for example) and be tasked to find images representing the theme for each letter or number. Annotation (notebook tabs) can be used to include additional text or explanations. Quiz questions could be used to ask "how many ________ are in this image?".

Have fun!

Tags: reading, books, alphabet, numbers, counting, math, young learners, early childhood

Kate Harris

The Five Pillars of Islam

This collection includes artifacts and images that represent the Five Pillars of Islam. Students should complete the chart (included as the final resource) by first explaining what each pillar is. Then, after looking through the collection, they should identify an artifact that represents each one and explain why.

Tags: Islam, Muslim, religion, Muhammad, object analysis, practice, pilgrimage, hajj, fasting, Ramadan, Shahadah, zakat, tithe, salat, prayer

Kate Harris

Sacred Texts

This is a collection of teaching resources about sacred texts used in a variety of religions. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are all featured in many artifacts, but there are also some examples from Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism. Ideas for teaching and questions are located throughout the collection on the notebook tab.

Some overall guiding questions to consider using with your students might be:

-Are the texts treated as revelations? Are they inerrant? You may want to define these words with your students and ask them to research the answers.

-How do different religions treat their texts? Are there special objects or rituals used in conjunction with the texts?

-Why was it important for religious texts to be written down? How can the form of a text change who has access to the religion's teachings?

-What kinds of decorations are used in and on the texts? Why do you think that is?

Tags: Christianity, Jesus, Bible, Judaism, Torah, Old Testament, Islam, Quran, Muhammad, Hindu, Buddha, Daoism, China, India, religion, belief, philosophy, compare contrast

Kate Harris

The Three Vinegar Tasters and Daoism

This collection includes a brief overview of Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. It focuses on the story of Laozi and his ideas about the Dao and the balance between yin and yang. It includes two short passages from the Dao de Jing, assessment questions throughout, and a final task where students create their own collection about Daoism.

Tags: Dao, Confucius, Tao, Buddha, Laozi, China, religion, philosophy

Kate Harris

From Ancient India to a Studio Near You: Yoga's History

This collection explores yoga's roots in ancient India and how its practice has changed as it has migrated to the West. There are questions embedded throughout the collection, which includes readings, images, links to outside websites, video, and a podcast.

Essential questions ask:

What are the roots of the practice of yoga?

Who claims to have invented it and what were the original goals?

How did it make its way to the western world and how has it changed through that process?

Tags: Hindu, Hinduism, India, religion, exercise

Kate Harris

Pangu and the Chinese Creation Story

This student activity teaches students about the Chinese creation story of Pangu and introduces them to other common symbols in ancient Chinese mythology.

Guiding questions include:

-How does this story compare to other creation myths you may know? Are there common elements?

-In what way does this story reflect a distinctly Chinese culture or system of belief?

Tags: Pan gu, Panku, creation, origin, myth, compare contrast, yin yang, Taoism, Daoism, Buddhism, Buddhism, Confucius, Laozi, dragon, qilin, turtle, phoenix, ancient China, religion

Kate Harris
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