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Native American Art Activity

Students will use this collection to observe Native American Art

Katie Johnson
25
 

California Indigenous People after the Mission Period

This primary resource collection has primary resources regarding California Indigenous People after the Mission Period.

Katherine Wallace
45
 

Chinese Exclusion in U.S. History

This playlist on Chinese American exclusion is designed for self-guided learning with intermittent check-ins for high school age students. The learning tasks are divided over five days, designed for 30-45 minutes per day, and build on each other. However, students are able to work on this playlist at their own pace. They will engage with primary and secondary sources as well as visual, video, and written texts. Students have the option to complete the tasks online by connecting through Google classroom when available or access Google doc versions of each formative and summative assessments for work online and/or offline. By the end of the week, students will create an infographic about the impact of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 on U.S. history.

National Museum of American History
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James Smithson: What's in a Name?

Do you know how the Smithsonian got its name?  If you answered "no" you are not alone.  A lot of people know about the Smithsonian Institution, but they don't know about the man who gave his name and bequest to create what has become the largest museum complex and research center in the world.

Curious?  Well, here's the story...

Laura Shafer
11
 

Subject: Porches

#nmahphc

This is a selection of photographs from the Photographic History Collection related to portraits on porches.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords (subject): porch, railing, portico, awning, steps, front steps, stoop, house, home, group portrait, family portrait, door, doorway, door frame, deck, patio, front yard, lawn, lawn chair, lawn furniture, pets, dogs, wooden, roof, fence, front of house, windows, balcony, vernacular architecture, sidewalk

Keywords (photography): real photo postcard, fine art photography, documentary photography, portraiture, albumen, gelatin silver, platinum, advertising, photojournalism, Ansel Adams, Rudolf Eickemeyer, Jr, Elliot Erwitt, Chuck Mintz, Burk Uzzle,  Roy Zalesky, 


NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Photographer: Drew, Ed

#nmahphc

This is a collection of contemporary tintypes from the Photographic History Collection by Ed Drew.  There are two bodies of work in this collection, Combat Images from Afghanistan (2013) and The People of Klamath (2014-2015). 

Copyright Ed Drew.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: tintype, portraiture, alternative process, airmen, Air Force Reserve, deployment, medic, helicopter,  American flag, guns, Native Americans, Oregon, photography and agency, record album cover, textile, feathers, fur, exterior portrait, woods, forest, trees, rocks, sweatshirt, cell phone

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Photographer: Palmer, Bernice

#nmahphc

This is a collection of materials from the Photographic History Collection used and created by Bernice Palmer. As a teenage, she was on the Carpathia that rescued some of the Titanic survivors. Her camera is on view at the National Museum of American History, Washington, DC.

Included in this collection is a behind the scenes video that shows the newspaper in which her photographs were published.

For additional materials, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: women photographer, box camera, amateur photography, citizen journalist, rescue, rescuer, survivor, iceberg, sinking ship, disaster, newspaper, ethics, contract, travel photography

NMAH Photographic History Collection
6
 

Amelia Bloomer

What is the legacy of Amelia Bloomer?

This collection includes documents, images, and objects to help students determine what is the true legacy of Amelia Bloomer.

Kristina Kimmick
10
 

Flights of Fancy Three High Flying Friends

This collection accompanies the Flights of Fancy Story Time Online and has resources to explore the friendship between pioneering pilots Amelia Earhart, Ruth Nichols, and Louise Thaden. 

National Air and Space Museum Smithsonian
17
 

Native Americans and Montana

This is a collection of images depicting Native Americans in Montana.  It focuses on their rich history, their assimilation of white culture during Europeans' move West, and modern reservation issues.

Stacie Miller
19
 

Timeline through History

History has been a lesson for all of us. We see that history very closely correlates with the Biblical timeline of events. We'll try to trace some of those events in this collection.

Angelin Abraham
30
 

Kids Can Cook!

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 cooking. 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 listen to kids' podcast about cooking as well as design a new utensil. 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.

Ellen Rogers
35
 

Maps, Globes, and Geography

This playlist on geography is designed for self-guided learning with intermittent check-ins for elementary age students. The learning tasks are divided over five days, designed for 30-35 minutes per day, and build on each other. However, students are able to work on this playlist at their own pace. Students have the option to complete the tasks online by connecting through Google classroom or access Google doc versions of each formative and summative assessments for work online and/or offline. By the end of the week, students design a map of their community.

  • Formative assessments are represented by a chevron (Learning Check In and Tasks).
  • Summative assessments are represented by a circle (Final Task).
  • Google doc versions of all formative and summative assessments are in the tiles immediately after the digital versions. 

*Social Studies and Visual Arts standards vary by state for elementary grades. We recommend educators and caregivers consult their student and child's state standards for these two subjects.

National Museum of American History
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Legacies of World War I

This playlist on the lessons and legacies of World War I is designed for self-guided learning with intermittent check-ins for middle school age students. The learning tasks are divided over five days, designed for 30-35 minutes per day, and build on each other. However, students are able to work on this playlist at their own pace. They will engage with primary and secondary sources as well as online exhibitions, videos, and written texts. Students can complete the tasks online by connecting through Google classroom for each formative and summative assessment.

By the end of the week, students will create a brief constructed response that expresses and uses evidence to support their argument about how World War I shaped the ensuing century in the United States. 

  • Formative assessments are represented by a chevron (Learning Check Ins and Daily Check Ins).
  • Google Doc versions of all formative and summative assessments are in the tiles immediately after the digital versions. 
National Museum of American History
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World War One: How the Great War Still Influences Today | STEM in 30

The Great War ended 100 years ago this November. Have you ever wondered what it was like to fly in a WWI aircraft, or what it was like to live back then? Find out the answers to those questions, and the wars impact on today on this episode of STEM in 30.

National Air and Space Museum
18
 

American Reconstruction Era

This collection highlights artifacts and secondary sources to help students explore the history of the American Reconstruction Era. Specific topics referenced in this collection include the end of the Civil War, legislative changes and leading historic figures.

Time Period: January 1865 - March 1877

National Museum of American History
36
 

Soccer/Football/Futbol: The World's Game

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 soccer. 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 videos about soccer and learn about some famous players. 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.

Ellen Rogers
23
 

May the 4th Be With You

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 Star Wars. 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 listen to Star Wars Music as well as exploring the stamps made about the movies. 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.

Ellen Rogers
35
 

Laughter is the Best Medicine

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 laughter. 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 listen to kids' podcast about laughter as well as try not to laugh at a compilation of Elmo's laughter. 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.

Ellen Rogers
38
 

MLK: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

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 the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. 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 him as well as his speeches. As a family you can talk about how these pictures tell a story of the life of MLK. What story does it tell? What mgiht be missing? 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.

Ellen Rogers
50
 

LGBT Rights and History

This teaching collection contains resources to support a more inclusive United States history curriculum. It includes documents, videos, and websites related to the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans-, and other sexual minorities) movement. The collection is divided into the following themes:

-People

-Pride and Diversity of Experiences (reflecting a range of LGBT identities)

-History, Challenges, and Accomplishments

-Additional Resources

This is a work-in-progress based on the digitized materials within the Smithsonian Learning Lab's collection--it is not meant to be wholly definitive or authoritative.

Wright Library
43
 

Young People Affecting Politics

Throughout American History, young people have led, influenced, and defined the outcomes of our elections and politics. By organizing, lobbying, advocating, protesting, and voting, young voices supply our democracy with a never-ending source of fresh ideas, concerns, and hopes. This tradition continues today, as voters ages 18 to 24 make up the biggest potential voting bloc in modern elections.

This Learning Lab collection can be used in conjunction with a short video that challenges young people to reflect on and discuss “What will you stand for?” Find the video and additional resources here: https://historyexplorer.si.edu...

This video is part of a series of short films from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History that looks at how young people have historically shaped public opinion and outcomes. These brief videos help young people learn from the civic actions of youth in the past to become thoughtful, informed, and active participants in their democracy today. Through historical stories of youth engaged in our elections and politics, these videos show how youth have made history through civic action and challenge today’s young people to continue shaping their democracy. 

Wright Library
33
 

Resistance to School Desegregation

This playlist on Resistance to School Desegregation is designed for self-guided learning with intermittent check-ins for high school age students. The learning tasks are divided over five days, designed for 30-35 minutes per day, and build on each other. However, students are able to work on this playlist at their own pace. They will engage with primary and secondary sources as well as visual, video, and written texts. Students have the option to complete the tasks online by connecting through Google classroom or access Google doc versions of each formative and summative assessments for work online and/or offline. By the end of the week, students will write an analytical essay.

National Museum of American History
44
 

Air and Space Symbols

This collection explores our nation's symbols and how mission and squadron patches incorporate symbolism in their design.  Students are then encouraged to create their own patch.

Grade 1 Social Studies: Civic Values 1.2

Students identify and describe the symbols, icons, songs, and traditions of the United States that exemplify cherished ideals and provide continuity and a sense of community across time. 

Keywords: #airandspace, National Air and Space Museum, NASM, patch, logo, symbol, Tuskegee airmen, 

National Air and Space Museum Smithsonian
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