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1920s and 1930s Artifacts

The purpose of this project is to convey the signifigance of these two decades and illustrate them through artifacts.

Hannah Kapicki

1920s and 1930s Artifacts

This project is dedicated to exploring 10 important events or things of the 1920s and 1930s, and how they impacted these two decades.


1920s and 1930s Artifacts

The lavish and struggle from the transition of the 1920s to the 1930s.

Constantin Pall

1920s and 1930s Artifacts

This project is important because it allows us to see the importance of the 1920s and 1930s as they are going through the depression and this also will open our eyes to what was being possessed during this time and how different artifacts could change drastically based on your social class during the depression.

Quinton Donald

1920s and 1930s Artifacts

This collection was made to help understand the 1920s and 1930s and how these artifacts relate to the events of the past.

Summer Smith

1920s and 1930s Artifacts

The purpose of this project is to gain a better understanding of the 1920s to 1930s and see real examples of artifacts from that time period.

Paris Chrudimsky

1920s and 1930s Artifacts

This is a project for my online US history class. Which is about certain artifacts in the 1920s-30s.

ally northrup

1920s and 1930s Artifacts

Exploring significant events, people, and movements of the 1920s and 1930s through artifacts from that time period.

E. Garmon

1920s and 1930s Artifacts Roman Wright

The purpose of this project is to further understand what went on during the years of 1920 and 1930. That age in history was a big part in shaping the way we do things to this day

rome wright

1920s and 1930s Artifacts.

this will be a collection of artifacts in order to show what I think is the most important part of the 20s and 30s

Dylan Faydo

1920s and 1930s Artifacts.

collection of 1920s and 1930s artifacts showcasing the most important points of the two decades. 

Klei Custodio

1920s Artifacts

Riley Trecker

1920s Artifacts

This collection includes artifacts that represents the most important developments and trends of the 1920s. Each artifact represents an important cultural theme of the 1920s that made the path for the next steps in America's journey. The 1920s was a time of great cultural development and many major changes in American's everyday lifes.
reid munro

1920s Artifacts

These artifacts really slapdizzled the 1920s.

Caleb armstrong

1920s Entertainment

Michelle Moses

1920´s and 1930´s artifacts

The artifacts of 1920/1930´s to what we believe in the most.

solana jimenez

1950's: Culture, Media & McCarthyism

Use Tooker's Waiting Room as an introduction for students to  explore major developments of the 1950's  including the mass media, consumer culture, suburbs, & McCarthyism.


Mike Krause

1992 Election

Considering all of the information you have analyzed today, respond to the following prompt in writing. Be sure to cite specific examples in your response to support your argument.

PROMPT: Write a response analyzing why Bill Clinton was successful in winning the presidency over the incumbent George H.W. Bush in 1992.

Brandon Peifer

2018 National High School Design Competition

This Learning Lab was created as a resource for students and teachers participating in the 2018 National High School Design Competition.

This year's competition challenges students to make the everyday accessible by considering a place, process, or object they regularly use, identifying a challenge that a user with a disability might have with it, and designing a solution that addresses that challenge and makes the place, process, or object more accessible for all.

For more details on the competition go to


Cooper Hewitt Education Department

2019 National High School Design Competition


Cooper Hewitt is delighted to announce the theme of the 2019 National High School Design Competition: The Nature of Design: What would you design (or redesign) that is a nature-based solution to a global problem?


Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum launched the National High School Design Competition in collaboration with Target in 2016. Every year, students around the country are challenged to design a solution to a unique scenario, inspired by Cooper Hewitt’s rich collection and stimulating exhibitions.

Visit Cooper Hewitt website to learn more  

Cooper Hewitt Education Department

25 of the Most Powerful Women of the Last Century

Who are the women who have most influenced our world over the past century? What did they do to make themselves noteworthy? Your task is to research each woman, establish a timeline and place her in the proper order then write 4-6 sentences about her accomplishments and their historical impact on the world.
Linda Muller

3-D Resources from the Smithsonian

This collection provides an introduction to the 3D resources available from the Smithsonian Institution. All of the items in this collection are videos showing 3D models or sharing the process of creating such materials. To explore the models directly in a 3D viewer, download file information, and discover tours and other educator resources, please visit

Models of interest to K-12 teachers might include:

  • Apollo 11 command module
  • Amelia Earhart's flight suit
  • Liang Bua (archaeological site where homo floriensis was discovered)
  • Funerary bust of Haliphat (from Palmyra)
  • Jamestown burial sites and artifacts
  • David Livingstone's gun
  • Porcelain dishes and other home items in the Freer Gallery of Art (from Asian cultures)
  • Killer Whale Hat
  • Whale and dolphin fossils
  • Cosmic Buddha
  • Woolly mammoth skeleton
  • Wright Brothers flyer
  • Gunboat Philadelphia
Kate Harris

3D Printing/ Printmaking with Latin American Designs

This collection is hopefully an inspiration for young designers and artist to use designs and motifs from Mexico, Peru, Panama, and Guatemala. This collection shows you a pathway to create designs based on these motifs and artwork to use in 3D printing using  Morphi and other tools to create prints using relief printing making techniques. (This lesson is more focused on 9-18 year olds, but can be adapted for older students, as well as adults with some rewriting and restructuring. I also have run the printmaking section with younger students, but with the 3D relief plates already being printed, or facilitated by adults, teachers, or parents to help them with the process so as to make it a successful lesson. )

 You will be creating and studying these cultural artifacts to gain insight into how they were constructed, drawn, and fabricated. Ours of course are totally opposite of how these fabric fragments and other examples were constructed, but they can help a student (and yourself ) gain insight into the process that these cultures used to created these designs, art and patterns within the drawings. In order to gain perspective on these cultures, the research your students use by viewing and constructing their own designs will give agency to their work, albeit through the eyes of these ancient craftsman, designer, and artist. The students will gain a new understanding and vision of these cultural motifs and what they carry to the viewer.

Students will be creating and researching geometric designs and motifs based on ancient to modern patterns from Peru, Mexico, and other areas. Once they have constructed and drawn an idea either through digital or non-digital means, they will be rendering their designs in Morphi or another 3D modeling app. Here is a link to a design I did specifically for this lesson on Youmagine that you can use with your prints, as well as your students.

The students will then export these files to be 3D sliced for the printer. I suggest using Cura as this is my go to software for getting digital files ready for the 3D printer. Depending on your press, I suggest making the geometric design small and thin enough that they fit in your print bed, so you might need to resize the design in Cura. If you do not own press, you can use tools to do relief prints like you would any regular printmaking project.Iif you have access, you can use the OpenPressProject to print your own, which I highly recommend as it is my preferred method that I printed my designs in the last resource of this collection.

The inking process should be similar to regular relief printmaking, depending on your students design complexity, and you can experiment with texture, motifs, multiple plates, etc. based on the  resources that are in this collection.

Happy Printing!


Christopher Sweeney

6 Jewish American objects for Jewish American Heritage Month

This is a collection of six objects, from the National Museum of American History, that were selected by museum staff for what they reveal about the Jewish American experience.

I've created this collection from the blog post by Tory Alrman. Tory Altman has also blogged about patriotic songs beyond the national anthem and what it means to be American.

Philippa Rappoport
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