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Code of Hammurabi

This is about Hammurabi and his greatest contribution. #Babylonia #TeachingInquiry

Rio Castañares Jr.
4
 

Following in the footsteps of George Washington Carver: A history and gardening lesson

Learn how George Washington Carver, born an enslaved person, who was stolen from his Missouri home by slave raiders, became one of the world's greatest agricultural researchers and botanists. Carver used his never-ending desire to learn to become one of the greatest minds in the areas of agricultural research and botany. While most may know of his creativeness when it comes to peanut products, he was also philanthropist who used his mind and discoveries to aid those in need.

He spent the last 47 years of his life working at Tuskegee Institute teaching methods of crop rotation, performing research into crop products and taught African American students and farmers farming techniques to increase self-sufficiency. This Learning Lab lesson provides a fun at home experiment that students of all ages can enjoy.

Keywords: STEM, NMAAHC, African American, George Washington Carver, Botany, Agriculture, Tuskegee Institute

National Museum of African American History and Culture
21
 

Design It Yourself: Design a Green Roof

Follow along to design a green roof or roof garden that will help keep a city or building cool.

sara gottlieb
10
 

Flights of Fancy Story Time: The Day the Earth Stopped Spinning

This is an original story with illustrations created by the early childhood museum educators at the National Air and Space Museum. #airandspace

National Air and Space Museum Smithsonian
24
 

Waste Not, Want Not

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 reducing, reusing, and recycling. 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 video about upcycling and fix it clinics as well as learn about how people can repurpose waste. 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
 

Economic Prosperity

How does prosperity change the way we live?

Here is a collection of photographs from the 1950s in the U.S.  What can they tell us about the way people lived?

Scott Salopek
6
 

History Lab: Objects Telling Stories

In this History Lab, we will think about how one object can tell many stories. What can we learn from the first Ferris wheel? What other objects can you think of that tell many stories?

To join in the History Lab Debrief for this collection, visit https://www.heinzhistorycenter... and look for the History Lab section to find the registration link. We hope you can join us to discuss objects and their stories!  


HeinzHistoryCenterEducation
17
 

The Bikini Atoll and Operation Crossroads: Unveiling Stories

In this activity, students will analyze photographs documenting the exodus of Bikini islanders from Bikini Atoll prior to Operation Crossroads, a pair of nuclear weapons tests and the first detonations of nuclear devices since the bombing of Nagasaki. These photographs were taken by Carl Mydans and were published in the LIFE Magazine article, "Atomic Bomb Island," on March 25, 1946.

Using two Project Zero Global Thinking Routines - "Unveiling Stories" and "The 3 Ys" - students will analyze the stories these photographs communicate about the experiences of the Bikini islanders and America's perspective on military advancement after WWII. They will also consider the perspectives presented by these photographs, in multiple contexts from the personal to the global. Additional resources (primary sources and the original article) and information on using this collection in the classroom can by found by clicking Read More ».

Keywords: atomic testing, atomic bomb, operation crossroads, bikini islands, bikini atoll, rongerik, able test, baker test, nuclear bomb, photojournalism, inquiry strategy, global competence, global competency, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 50s, 1960s, 60s


Jane Whitmore
17
 

Mayor Myers-Design A City!

Follow the steps to design a streetscape. 

Alyssa Myers
19
 

National Parks Belong to Everyone

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 our National Parks. 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 the parks as well as listen to the sounds recorded at the parks. 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
28
 

I Speak for the Trees!

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 trees. 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 PBS video about trees as well as learn about how animals interact with trees. 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
 

Design It Yourself: Design a Chair

Follow the steps to design a chair, inspired by 2018 National Design Award winner for Product Design Blu Dot's Real Good Chair. 

Katherine Keogh
18
 

Our Big Blue World

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 our Oceans. 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 ocean life as well as videos to learn about scientists studying coral reefs. 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
41
 

Four Eyes are Better Than One

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 our eyes. 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 our eyes as well as learn about animal vision. 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
48
 

Coral Reefs and Climate Change

In this activity, you'll explore the vibrant world of coral reefs through videos, an online game, and hands-on activities. You'll learn about what coral is, how groups of them can grow into a reef, and what threats they face with climate changing the ocean temperatures. You'll also meet Smithsonian experts in the field, using cutting-edge technology to combat climate change.  

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
36
 

Life in DC: Then and Now

Explore images of Washington, DC, using artworks in the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Compare them to the present, learning about changing neighborhoods, people and daily life, natural resources, and arts & culture. This collection can be adapted for students of different grade levels learning about DC history.

Phoebe Hillemann
38
 

Focusing Our Mind and Bodies

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 focusing our minds and bodies. 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 learn about yoga, meditation and mindfulness. There are artifacts to explore and videos to watch. 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
22
 

Great Chicago Fire

Have fun learning about the Great Chicago Fire!

Christina Wilson
4
 

Design It Yourself: Design A Vehicle

Follow along to design a paper 3-dimensional model of a vehicle. 

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
13
 

History of Jazz

April is Jazz Appreciation Month! To celebrate this month we're going to take a look into the history of jazz and the processes that are involved with a tour through the Smithsonian. Start with the video of "What is Jazz?" and by reading the articles "Meet the Titans" both parts 1 and 2. Then pick a musician that you would like to explore further and do the activity with that musician in a doc. 

Kellie Daino
9
 

World War II

This collection is a part of my Social Studies Methods course in which I will create a series of resources for my 11th grade students to use throughout our World War II Unit 

Andrew DeCarolis
15
 

Seeing Double: Two Portraits, One Subject

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 Jazz. 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 wonder, and what is similar and different. Families can also explore the history of each of these people. 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
43
 

Number Sort

Students will create and name at least two groups to sort the numbers into. 

David Hall
1
 

Fabulous Feathered Friends

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 birds. 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 birds as well as explore birds you can see from your window. Families can  watch science videos and read articles about birds. 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
61
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