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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
 

Donut Worry, Be Happy

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 donuts. 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 the history of donuts as well as podcast episodes about donuts. 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
18
 

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
54
 

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
83
 

Silk- Function, Fashion, Usage

By Courtney Huang

Cooper Hewitt Design Scholars
21
 

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
21
 

Subject: Real Photo Postcards, Souvenir

#nmahphc

This is an assortment of real photo postcards from the Photographic History Collection that are related to studio-based souvenir postcards dating from the early 1900s to the 1930s. There is a small number of real photo postcards related to amusement parks.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: caboose, train, rail car, automobile, donkey, horse, studio photography, posed, humor, comical, funny, silly, acting, painted backdrop, studio furniture, studio prop, swimsuit, bathing costume, jitney, basket transportation, family, couple, parents and children, friends, vacation, travel, holiday, paper moon, dirigible, blimp, ship, boat, caricature, orchard, fish, Luna Park, Atlantic City, Coney Island, Niagara Falls

NMAH Photographic History Collection
64
 

Subject: Christmas

NMAH Photographic History Collection
67
 

Subject: Native Americans BAE transfer

#nmahphc

This is a collection from the Photographic History Collection of portraits of Native Americans. These photographic objects were transferred in 1932 from the Bureau of American Ethnology (now part of the Anthropological Archive) to what is now the Photographic History Collection. They were among the first photographs collected for the Smithsonian Institution. 

For additional images, search collections.si.edu

Keywords: Smithsonian history, indigenous peoples, First Nation Peoples, portraiture, cased images, ambrotype, daguerreotype, tintype, Thomas M. Easterly, John H. Fitzgibbon, peace medal

NMAH Photographic History Collection
31
 

Subject: Weddings

#nmahphc

This is a selection of photographs from the Photographic History Collection related to weddings.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords (subject): Wedding, marriage ceremony, church, gay rights, bride, groom, love, wedding dress, tuxedo, marriage clothes, wedding clothes, bouquet, flowers, tradition, anniversary, nontraditional wedding, wedding album, Tom Thumb and Lavania Warren, Leon and Sondra Einhorn, Victor Keppler, Lisa Law, Courtney Kennedy, Michael Kennedy, Ken Regan, Paul and Laura Foster, Mr. & Mrs. Patrick O'Brien, David Eisenhower and Juile Nixon

Keywords (photography): wedding album, portraiture, traditional photography, advertising, color photography, color carbro, gelatin silver print, press print, documentary photography, mutoscope poster, stereoview, genre scene, pictorialism, carte-de-visite, 

NMAH Photographic History Collection
51
 

Distance Learning: Teaching Persepolis

The purpose of this collection is to model for educators distance learning instruction:

  1. using museum artifacts & visual texts to learn/ teach
    • historical/ cultural context for novel study
  2. using Project Zero thinking routines to interrogate text
Sher Anderson Petty
32
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