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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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Subject: Real Photo Postcards, Souvenir

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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
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Subject: Christmas

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Subject: Native Americans BAE transfer

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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
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Subject: Weddings

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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
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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
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How Did Angela Davis Inspire a Movement?

In 1970, activist Angela Davis was charged with murder. A movement arose to free her, and her time in jail Her time in jail inspired her to work to change the prison system. 

Because of Her Story presents a YouTube miniseries where students speak with Smithsonian curators about four women who shaped American history and culture. In How Did Angela Davis Inspire a Movement?, Kemi, a student, talks with Kelly Elaine Navies, oral historian at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

See more YouTube videos from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative, Because of Her Story.#BecauseOfHerStory

Juliana Arechaga
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Are student rights protected in school?

This collection explores a number of Supreme Court cases all looking at the rights students have in the American public school system. Students will encounter these court cases through primary and secondary sources, videos, photographs, podcasts, and historical objects. At the end of the lesson, students should be able construct an argument based off the compelling question "Are student rights protected in school?"

Brenda Sandbulte
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Perspectives of Civil Rights

We are all aware of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, but was it the only one? Can there be more than one fight for equal rights and if so, who is fighting for those rights? Most students have been taught that the focus of the Civil Rights Act and Movement was the desegregation of the South from Jim Crow laws and equal rights for African-Americans. This collection will explore the activities of other groups who too fought for their rights against the standard. Students will learn of the Chicano Movement, Women's Movement and E.R.A. 

Essential Questions:

1. What do you consider to be your civil rights?

2. Was there more than one civil rights movement? if so, from whose perspective?

3. Define civil rights.


LaToya Clark
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World War II - Victory in Europe

Learn about WWII from Tuskegee Airman, Charles McGee and explore how you can help tell the stories of local veterans with the help of student reporter Jaden Jefferson.

National Air and Space Museum
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Votes For Women

This playlist on the movement for Woman Suffrage 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 prepare and write an argument about how young people today can learn from the tactics of the suffragists and what strategies work now to address current public issues.

  • 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. 
Rita Blair
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Perspectives of Civil Rights

We are all aware of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, but was it the only one? Can there be more than one fight for equal rights and if so, who is fighting for those rights? Most students have been taught that the focus of the Civil Rights Act and Movement was the desegregation of the South from Jim Crow laws and equal rights for African-Americans. This collection will explore the activities of other groups who too fought for their rights against the standard. Students will learn of the Chicano Movement, Women's Movement and E.R.A. 

Essential Questions:

1. What do you consider to be your civil rights?

2. Was there more than one civil rights movement? if so, from whose perspective?

3. Define civil rights.


LaToya Clark
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Formats and Processes: Panorama

#nmahphc

This is an assortment of photographs and cameras from the Photographic History Collection related to panorama photography.

The Photographic History Collection (PHC) collection of panoramic objects includes about about 150 panoramic photographs and sixty pieces of panoramic-related equipment including cameras and specialized accessories such as film holders, printing frames, tripods, gear sets, lenses, and film.  The collection is organized into four main groups: 1) Patent and prototype panoramic cameras, 2) standard production panoramic cameras, 3) panoramic photographs, and 4) panoramic related material such as patents, letters, presentations, and books

The smallest panorama is on a real photo postcard at about four inches long; the longest panorama is by Robert Weingarten, Guernica, at 120 inches long.

Keywords (subject): landscape, cityscape, bridge, bedroom, architecture, hurricane, disaster, neighborhood, porch, mailboxes, cafe, river, Washington, DC; Paris, France; Guernica, Spain

Keywords (photography): panorama, panoramic, camera, fine art photography, hand-colored photography, gelatin silver print, salt print, real photo postcard,  Pictorialism, documentary photography, aerial photography, architectural photography

See additional Learning Lab collections for photographers Ashley Gilberston, Anne Noggle, and Friedrich von Martens for additional panoramas.

For additional material, search collections.si.edu.

Photographers included in this Learning Lab collection:

  • Ashley Gilbertson
  • Alfred W. Hoyt
  • Walter J. Hussey
  • Friedrich von Martens
  • Anne Noggle
  • Titian Ramsay Peale
  • Ken Regan
  • Art Sinsabaugh
  • Robert Weingarten

Cameras use by:

  • Frederick Mueller
  • Louie Palu
NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Holocaust

This is a Learning Lab analyzing 15 pictures on the Holocaust with five embedded questions.

Joseph Lewis
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Photographer: Siskind, Aaron

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This is a collection of photography from the Photographic History Collection by Aaron Siskind.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: fine art photography, modernism, abstraction, walls, graffiti, rocks, shoreline, jumping, Kentucky, Martha's Vineyard, Photo League, Pleasures and Terrors

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

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This is a selection of photographs from the Photographic History Collection of work by George Washington Wilson.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: Scottish photographer, Scotland, England, cathedral, landscape, lakes, bridges, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Balmoral Castle, Lincoln Cathedral, Robert Burns cottage, Dunkeld, Killiecrankie, rivers, valleys, Shetland, rock formations, oceanside, seaside, Orkney, standing stones, loch, waterfall, Skye, Inverness,  Glencoe, Loch Ness, Staffa, caves, isle, mountain pass, abbey, churck, kirk, Edinburgh, nineteenth century photography

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Japanese Internment: An Introduction

Directions: Click on the first image, then move through the documents in order by clicking the right and left arrows at the bottom of the screen. Click the "i" symbol for background information about each source. Be sure to answer the questions by clicking the paperclip symbol as they come up.

Dana Stevenson
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Code of Hammurabi

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

Rio Castañares Jr.
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Museums and Reconciliation

This collection addresses relationships between Museums and Indigenous peoples, as well as museums' transition from colonial institutions to reconciliation stakeholders.


bee
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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
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Former President Lincoln and an overview about his debate with former statesman Stephen Douglas as well as a modern example of how teens can be involved in the political process

This will be a quick look into how the men interacted outside of the debate, popular imagery surrounding the men, and a very brief look into their personalities.

Knicki Karsies
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The Vietnam War: The People Involved

The collection of primary sources focuses specifically on the people directly involved in the Vietnam War which is one of the major themes from the book by Tobias Wolff titled In Pharaoh's Army.  As you examine the various primary sources, you will examine the information, analyze the photograph/picture, and answer the questions.

Adam Garcia
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Subject: Storefronts and shop windows

#nmahphc

This is an assortment of photographs from the Photographic History Collection related to storefronts and shop windows.

For photographs related to domestic windows, see Learning Lab collection, Window Views.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Please, note this collection will expand as images are identified and added.

Keywords (subject): window, window frames, window glass, window reflections, humor, business, advertising, store, shop, shopping, walking down the street, businessmen, businesswomen, architecture, downtown, Main Street, First Street, High Street

Keywords (photography):  street photography, documentary photography, photojournalism, reportage, composition, black and white photography, color photography, real photo postcards, gelatin silver print, stereoview, stereograph, 

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Photographer: Powers, Mark James

#nmahphc

This is a collection of photography from the Photographic History Collection by Mark James Powers.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: self-portrait, bathroom, street photography, color photography, store windows, gelatin silver print, humor, women, The Who, rock and roll, theater marque, hot dog vendor, protest, politics, Wallace campaign, Nixon impeachment, politics, bus, transvestite, strippers

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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