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Airplane Anatomy

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Online activity in which students help Wilbur and Orville Wright design the 1903 Flyer. They learn that this first airplane had most of the same essential parts as a modern plane.

Speaking of Pictures: Thomas LeClear?s Interior with Portraits

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Find this image's "hot spots" to gain insight and background on the artist and the artwork.

Speaking of Pictures: John Quidor's The Headless Horseman

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Roll over this artwork to read excerpts from the famous Halloween tale "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."

Speaking of Pictures: My Children by Abbot Handerson Thayer

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Roll over this heroic painting to reveal meaning and insight. Provides information on the life and work of Abbot Handerson Thayer.

Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum: American Impressionism

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Book commemorates exhibition presenting canvases full of light and color by such artists as Childe Hassam, James McNeill Whistler, Mary Cassatt, John Twatchman, and Thomas Wilmer Dewing.

Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum: The Gilded Age

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Online exhibition highlighting John Singer Sargent, Abbott Thayer, and others who brought a new sophistication and elegance to American art in the decades before World War I.

Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum: Arte Latino

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Online exhibition celebrating the vitality of Latino art traditions and innovations, from the 18th through the 20th centuries, represented by Carlos Alfonzo, Amalia Mesa-Bains, and Jesus Bautista Moroles.

Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum: Scenes of American Life

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Online exhibition exploring the 20th century, from the Roaring Twenties to the Depression to the postwar period, through the works of Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, and Paul Cadmus.

Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum: Young America

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Online exhibition tracing our nation's transformation from colonies to nationhood through great portraits, landscapes, and scenes of early America.

Lunder Conservation Center

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This website explores the science and technique of art conservation. Includes videos of Smithsonian conservators treating frames, paintings, paper, and objects.

American Art: A Journal of the Nationユ_ᆱs Visual Heritage

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Website offering instructions for subscribing to American Art, an indispensable resource for scholars, collectors, and museum-goers who want to enrich their understanding of the nationユ_ᆱs art and culture.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Docent Outreach: House Calls

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Listing of Smithsonian American Art Museum "House Calls," free sessions in which knowledgeable speakers share with your group outstanding images and broad themes in American art and craft.

The 1896 Washington Salon & Art Photographic Exhibition

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Online exhibit telling the story of how the 1896 Washington Salon and Art Photographic Exhibition led to the creation of the Smithsonian's 'Section of Photography,' the role three prestigious Washington, D.C., organizations played in its creation, and how amateur photography came to be viewed as art. Designed to make viewers feel as if they were visiting the Salon, by browsing through photographs and text panels, the exhibit provides a unique view into the history of photography in America and the Smithsonian.

United We Stand: Magazine Cover Analysis

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Lesson plan using magazine covers from the United We Stand online exhibit to show the importance of efforts on the home front to the war effort in World War II and the role magazine publishers played in promoting national unity, supporting World War II, and selling war bonds. Students will analyze and interpret magazine covers from the July 1942 'United We Stand' magazine campaign and design their own magazine covers. Targets grades 6-8.

Artificial Anatomy: Body Parts

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Online interactive where students learn anatomy by matching images of body parts to their location on Jerome, a papier-mache anatomical model. Targets grades 6-8.

Artificial Anatomy: Collection

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Online gallery of more than30 papier-mache anatomical models of humans, animals, and plants from the museums Artificial Anatomy Collection. Targets grades 6-12.

Artificial Anatomy: History

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Online exhibit exploring the history of papier-mache, comparative anatomy, and methods of learning anatomy in the 20th century. Targets grades 6-12.

Artificial Anatomy Homepage

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Online exhibit highlighting the Museum's varied collection of papier-mache anatomical models. Focuses on two themes, the history and use of papier-mache anatomical models and their construction, conservation and preservation. Also includes an interactive game and searchable database of anatomical models. Targets grades 6-12.

Segregated America

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Online exhibit showing how racism, manifested in social attitudes and policies such as Jim Crow laws and poll taxes, led to the Plessy v. Ferguson case legalizing segregation. Segregated America is the first section of the online exhibition entitled Separate is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education. Targets grades 6-12.

The Battleground-Separate and Unequal Education

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Online exhibit showing how laws and customs led to separate and unequal education for people of color in the United States and the efforts made by citizens to guarantee equal education in the century before the Brown v. Board of Education decision. The Battleground: Separate and Unequal Education is the second section of the online exhibition entitled Separate is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education. Targets grades 6-12.

An Organized Legal Campaign

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Online exhibit shows how leaders of the Howard University law school and the Legal Defense Fund of the NAACP prepared to fight segregation in the nation's public schools. An Organized Legal Campaign is the third section of the online exhibition entitled Separate is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education. Targets grades 6-12.

Five Communities Change a Nation- Lesson

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Lesson plan has students research segregation in five communities across America that gained national attention and came to be the five court cases that made up Brown v. Board of Education. Students will identify, discuss, compare, and contrast the factors in each community that led community members to challenge segregation and then create a radio broadcast highlighting essential information about each case. Targets grades 7-12.

Brown v. Board of Education: Annotated Bibliography

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Annotated bibliography from the exhibit Separate is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education. Includes links to online teacher materials and age-appropriate works of fiction and nonfiction for students and adults.

The Past Half Century: Achieving Equality

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Lesson plan has students analyze political cartoons and letters to the editor in order to identify and examine the range of reactions to the Brown v. Board Supreme Court decision and the ways in which the Court's mandates were enacted or blocked. Students will also be asked to connect a more recent civil rights or education issue to the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education.
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