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Muppets

Gwandpa Green
27
 

Photographer: Bordwell, Sally

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This collection is small selection of work by photographer Sally Bordwell and author Lesley Sussman. Together, they traveled with carnivals through the south in the early 1970s.  The collection includes contact sheet for the 35mm film negatives.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords, carnival, carnival games, midway games, carnies, carnival rides, traveling carnival, freak show, frog eater, tattooed lady, snake charmer, sideshow, clown

NMAH Photographic History Collection
58
 

Subject: September 11, 2001 related photography

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This collection was formed beginning in 2001 and  over the next decade, though the PHC is still actively collecting photographs related to September 11, 2001.

There are a  variety of formats by a variety of types of photographers that captured day of events, the days following, and reflections on the experiences.

September 11, 2001 Photographic History Scope Note

Blog: Photographers and Their Stories by Michelle Delaney.

For additional materials search, collections.si.edu

NMAH Photographic History Collection
93
 

Pipestone

MN 6.4.4.15.1
Erin Purrington
8
 

Scientists, Inventors, and Entrepreneurs: Women Who Shaped History

This topical collection includes resources related to featured women scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs. This collection includes portraits of the scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs, related artifacts, articles, videos with experts, and related Smithsonian Learning Lab collections. Use this collection to launch lessons about the women's life stories, primary source analysis, and examination of the context in which these women lived and made their contributions. This collection is not comprehensive but rather provides a launching point for research and study. 

Keywords: Mae Carol Jemison, Grace Hopper, Ellena Ocha, Maria Sibylla Merian, Madam CJ Walker, Charlotta Bass, Dr. Nancy Grace Roman, Ursula Marvin, Valentina Tereshokova, #BecauseOfHerStory

Clare Wynter
62
 

Black History Month 2020: 106 Images of Everyday African American Life

In celebration of Black History Month 2020, we have put together a gallery of 106 images of everyday black history meant to celebrate, inspire, and encourage exploration of the diversity of the African American experience. These images may be viewed leisurely, or for a deeper dive, use the questions provided under the "How to Analyze an Image" square. We also suggest you watch "The Danger of a Single Story" TEDtalk by Chimamanda Ngozi and think about its overall message. Once you have finished viewing the images, make sure to consider the final reflection questions located in a square at the end of the Learning Lab.


 

Keywords: African American, NMAAHC, images, every day, black, history, month, analyze

National Museum of African American History and Culture
112
 

DBQ: Dust Bowl

Answer the questions based on the documents. Remember to observe the picture/writing first and then move toward analysis. 

Keywords: poverty, rural, urban, new deal, inquiry strategy, global context, 1930s, 30s, dust bowl, 

Bryan Pasquale
5
 

Silk Road- China

Review all the artifacts in the collection first. Then, select  1-2 artifacts from our Silk Road- China collection and complete See, Think, Wonder.

Debbie Tannenbaum
29
 

Sun

The Sun is the center of our Solar System and is central to people's lives around the world. 

Ann Caspari
83
 

The music we help people hear

Music is not what we hear oh what we help others to hear.

Anthony Johnson
18
 

Winter Count

6.4.4.15.1
Erin Purrington
5
 

Home

This collection was built as the beginning of a study of im/migration for third grade. The idea came from a teacher developed unit on the Re-imagining Migration site:  https://reimaginingmigration.o...

Since I teach 3rd grade, I needed to change parts of the unit because it was originally developed for high school students. The four main questions remained the same:

  1. How do we define home?
  2. Why do people leave their homes?
  3. What prevents people from feeling welcome in their new home?
  4. What can people do to create a welcoming community?

This collection is to explore the first question - how do we define home? Small groups of students each got a print out of one of the artworks pasted to a larger piece of paper. They then engaged with the See, Think, Wonder routine to examine another's idea of home before creating a picture of their idea of home.

Eveleen Eaton
28
 

Encounter and Interchange: East Meets West

This collection is part of a larger unit using art to teach about the relationship between Japan and the United States over time.  The compelling question for this middle school unit is "Are Japan and the United States, friends, enemies or frenemies?"  The images here are largely collected from MIT's Visualizing Cultures with an essay by John Dower.  Many of these images are actually artifacts from various Smithsonian Collections.  

My intention with this lesson is to involve the children as detectives.   Using the "What Makes You Think That?" from Project Zero to explore the artifacts from the first diplomatic mission between Japan and the United States.  The students will explore the artifacts to find evidence of the Japanese and American perspectives of the event and to compare the two cultures.   Interspersed within these explorations  would be shorter lessons looking at the evidence in the primary source documents.  

This  collection  was created as coursework from the EDX course:  Teaching with objects #TeachingInquiry .

Beth Spaulding
46
 

Medieval Manuscript

Collection of Medieval Manuscripts from anywhere in the world. 

Ty Torrence
7
 

Photographer: Greenfield, Lauren

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This is a collection of work by Lauren Greenfield from the Photographic History Collection. 

Copyright Lauren Greenfield.

Keywords: women, girls, body image, body shaming, women's health, women's mental health, eating disorders

NMAH Photographic History Collection
14
 

Uncovering America: Transportation

How does transportation affect our daily lives?

What can we learn about transportation and travel from works of art?

Discover compelling stories of creativity, struggle, and resilience in this new set of resources for K–12 educators featuring works of art that reflect the richness and diversity of the people, places, and cultures of the United States. Encourage creative, critical, and historical thinking in your students as you examine works of art from the country’s creation to the present day.

National Gallery of Art
4
 

Formats and Processes: Panoramic Cameras

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This is a sampling of cameras, photographs and documents related to panoramas and panoramic photography.  Because of their scale, panorama images are often difficult to photograph. The Photographic History Collection has many more images than what is represented here.

Keywords: Panorama, panorama photography equipment, Friedrich von Martens, panorama photographs, photographic panorama Megaskop, Frederick Mueller

For additional material, search collections.si.edu.

NMAH Photographic History Collection
28
 

Subject: New York City

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This is an assortment of photographs depicting New York City.

NMAH Photographic History Collection
22
 

Uncovering America: Immigration and Displacement

Why do people migrate to and within the United States?

How might works of art help us understand personal experiences of immigration and displacement?

Discover compelling stories of creativity, struggle, and resilience in this new set of resources for K–12 educators featuring works of art that reflect the richness and diversity of the people, places, and cultures of the United States. Encourage creative, critical, and historical thinking in your students as you examine works of art from the country’s creation to the present day.


National Gallery of Art
4
 

Subject: American Presidents and Vice Presidents

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This is an assortment of photographs from the Photographic History Collection of American Presidents and Vice Presidents

Please note, some of these photographs have copyright assignments.

Keywords: POTUS, President of the United States, president at rest, president at work, Oval Office, White House, press conference, president at play

Presidents:  Ulysses S. Grant, Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, George H. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Jimmy Carter, Lyndon B. Johnson, William McKinley, Franklin Pierce

Vice Presidents: Dick Cheney, Spiro Agnew, Al Gore, Hannibal Hamlin

NMAH Photographic History Collection
106
 

Uncovering America: Civil War and Its Aftermath

How do we remember the Civil War?

Whose stories are told in the art and memorials from and about the time period?

Discover compelling stories of creativity, struggle, and resilience in this new set of resources for K–12 educators featuring works of art that reflect the richness and diversity of the people, places, and cultures of the United States.

National Gallery of Art
4
 

Uncovering America: People and the Environment

In what ways have Americans impacted the environment?

What is our collective responsibility toward the earth and each other?

How do artists engage with these questions through works of art?

Discover compelling stories of creativity, struggle, and resilience in this new set of resources for K–12 educators featuring works of art that reflect the richness and diversity of the people, places, and cultures of the United States.

National Gallery of Art
4
 

Uncovering America: Expressing the Individual

How is identity shaped, formed, and expressed?

How can works of art help us understand our world and ourselves more fully?

Discover compelling stories of creativity, struggle, and resilience in this new set of resources for K–12 educators featuring works of art that reflect the richness and diversity of the people, places, and cultures of the United States.

National Gallery of Art
4
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