Use this collection to browse various views of the Monkeys Grasp for the Moon sculpture at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. See what languages are represented in the work of art.
This Learning Lab collection is to support student learning in monuments and memorials in Washington, D.C.
This Learning Lab collection is to support student learning in United States symbols.
In October 1859, John Brown and a group of armed resistors descended on Harper's Ferry, West Virginia to take control of the armory. An abolitionist, he hoped local enslaved peoples would join the raid, use the weapons, and use them in the struggle to end of slavery. How should we remember him and his actions? What is John Brown's legacy? The video clips, cultural resources, and art in this collection will help you extend your learning.
Follow along to design a paper 3-dimensional model of a vehicle.
This collection will take you into the lives of those who worked and lived at Cottle Ranch during the World War II.
This Learning Lab collection is to support student learning about the framers of the United States Constitution.
A simple image that encompasses a deeper meaning. Plug-in electric vehicles (also known as electric cars or EVs) can help keep our city clean. Research has shown that EVs produce fewer emissions that contribute to climate change and smog than conventional vehicles.
This collection was designed to provide students with an independent learning experience on the relationship between coral reefs and plastic pollution. Students are presented with the following challenge:
"You are part of a team that is trying to protect corals from plastic pollution. Billions of plastic items are trapped in coral reefs, and experts predict that number will increase by 40 percent by 2025. It is your goal to identify solutions to this global problem."
Students will use Project Zero Thinking Routines to examine various sources before they create a research-based proposal that addresses solutions to this issue.
Global Competency Connection:
- Students will “investigate the world” as they explore the importance of coral reefs and the threat of plastics.
- This project will allow students to “communicate their ideas” in writing as they design a proposal to "take action" on these issues of global significance.
Using the Collection:
A detailed description of learning activities can be found by clicking the information icon on each resource. Additionally, notes regarding the use of each Project Zero Thinking Routine are documented as annotations within each individual Thinking Routine tile and provide specific instructions on how align these routines with this collection.
A handout that students can use to document their thinking can be found here. Note: This handout contains questions specific to Washington, DC, but can be modified to suit any location.
I created this collection for families to do together while schools are closed. I will be making a collection a day while we are out of school. Today we will be exploring damce. The idea is for families to look at the items in the collection and consider what they see in the objects and paintings, what they think, and what they wonder. Families can also watch a free Brainpop video about dance, watch different dances around the world, and try some GoNoodle dances. At the end of the collection I have provided a few ideas for families about what to do next.
If you want to learn more about more about See Think Wonder you can click here to see a video of a teacher using the routine in her classroom.
Check out these cool robots! Some might be familiar or what you might expect a robot to look like... but some are quite unique! Your challenge is to design yourself as a robot that is truly one of a kind! Imagine that you are on a journey to find other robot friends! Use whatever art materials or found objects you have at home to create your robot and friends! You can draw, paint, build, or even collage your robot. Try to add a background setting to make it more interesting and help tell your story.
A collection of articles, images and videos about the function and necessary components of a spacesuit.
This collection explores the function and chemistry of heat shields on spacecraft and their evolution over the years.
This collection explores the rockets NASA used during the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs, as well as some novel designs and propellants for use in future rocket systems.
This collection explores the different textiles, along with their chemical compositions, used in the construction of Apollo-era spacesuits.
This is a selection of photographs from the Photographic History Collection.
Keywords: girls, dolls, Christmas gift
For additional images, search collections.si.edu.
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
This collection is a sampling of photographs from the Photographic History Collection of circuses, circus performers, carnivals, the midway, circus animals, carnival workers and games.
Sally Bordwell photographed the carnival in 1970s and Dawn Rogala photographed traveling circuses in the 1990s.
See collections.si.edu for additional images.
The Circus Collection includes the Photographic History Collection’s object holdings related to the history of circus from the end of the nineteenth to the turn of the twenty-first century. For the purpose of this finding aid, circus is defined as any activity relating to the staging and viewing of circus, sideshow, or “freak show” performances. The collection is primarily composed of thirty cabinet print and thirteen carte-de-visite photographs of performers in circus “freak shows.” Some of these prints are marked with the identities of the individuals depicted, including Chang and Eng, Siamese twins employed by the Barnum & Bailey circus and Tom Thumb, a famous performer with dwarfism. In a number of the photographs, the people who performed for the circus are accompanied by their families, or “normal” individuals to emphasize the distinctiveness of the performer. The collection also includes a photo album with twenty-three photographs of circus performers. These pictures show “freak show” performers, acrobats, and other individuals who may have performed in circus shows.
The collection also includes several books. In the handmade book, Record of an Idle Summer, Florence Albrecht details her summer activities and shares reflections on her time on the Jersey Shore in 1906. In the chapter “May,” the author describes the circus coming to town, including several photographs of circus tents, elephants, and a parade down the main street of the town. P.T. Barnum’s autobiography Struggles and Triumphs also exists in the Photographic History Collection. In the book, Barnum recounts his life’s endeavors, including his New York American Museum and eponymous circus. While there are no photographs in the book, there are a number of illustrations, including a portrait of P.T. Barnum based on G. K. Warren’s photograph, pictures of his museum and various aspects of his traveling show. There is a collection of gelatin silver photographs made in 1972 by Lesley Sussmann and Sally Bordwell documenting carnivals across the American South.
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This topical collection of people—together in groups with friends or families (mother, father, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, cousin, grandmother, and grandfather); different genders, ages, and ethnicities, and "selfies"—was originally used in a collage art activity (printed out; using paper, glue, and art materials); and as a discussion prompt in an informal learning activity with a group of teens with cognitive disabilities during a summer camp program. Use the visible thinking routine, "See|Think|Wonder" as a starting point for the writing prompt, and the images for inspiration.
Tags: decision-making, self-determination, student empowerment, disability, All Access Digital Arts Program