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Puja: Expressions of Hindu Devotion

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An introduction to the art and practice of Hindu worship.

American Women

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A selection of portraits from the National Portrait Gallery celebrating the lives and careers of 65 noteworthy American women, ranging from Jane Addams to Pat Nixon to Margaret Sanger.

Self-Portrait Poetry

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Two lesson plans based on the National Portrait Gallery exhibition, Reflections/Refractions. Students learn how artists describe themselves through self-portraiture and the elements of a portrait that convey a story. Students write a poem or create a self-portrait.

A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist

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Online exhibition exploring the career of African American daguerreotypist Augustus Washington, in both the United States and Africa. Includes corresponding lesson plans, his daguerreotypes, and a biography.

Breaking Racial Barriers: African Americans in the Harmon Foundation Collection

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Online exhibit shows portraits of outstanding African Americans including George Washington Carver, Marian Anderson, Paul Robeson, and Thurgood Marshall along with a brief biography.

George C. Marshall: A Soldier of Peace

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Online exhibit presents the life and career of American general and statesman George C. Marshall (1880-1959) through portraits and photos. Marshall is perhaps best known as the foremost author of the Marshall Plan, which provided billions of dollars of aid to war-torn Europe after World War II.

Creating in the Style of

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In this lesson plan, students analyze key components of a portrait, connecting visual elements to the relevant historical context and significance. They then engage in an art project that focuses on the style of one of four artists in the National Portrait Gallery exhibition Reflections/Refractions.

Idealabs: Digging for Answers

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Description: Online quiz game in which students test their research skills as well as their knowledge. Includes nearly a hundred questions in categories such as 'Myths and Monsters,' 'Food for Thought,' 'Girl Power,' and 'Stars and Other Things That Shine.' If an answer is incorrect, the player can try one more time or can try to find the answer on a Smithsonian website.

Idealabs: U.S. Rationing During World War II

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Online interactive in which students roll their cursor over elements of a painting to learn about home-front efforts during the war. Includes primary source images and a video from the Office of War Information.

Corridos sin Fronteras

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Website where you can learn about, listen to, and write corridos, narrative songs. Includes videos and information on the history of corridos, timeline with important historical events and the corridos written about them, music samples, biographies of modern corridor artists, glossary, articles and publications, and lesson plans.. Bilingual English-Spanish.

Eye Contact Teacher's Guide

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This teacher's guide offers lesson plans that explore the various mediums of portraiture in the past century. The lessons encourage students to think critically as they view works of art and to make connections between visual and written expression.

The Death of Harrison

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In this lesson plan, students analyze portraits to learn of events surrounding the death of William Henry Harrison and John Tyler's succession to the presidency. They apply their historical knowledge and analysis by writing newspaper articles that reflect their understanding of these events.

Hans Namuth: Portraits

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Website presents the life and photographs of Hans Namuth who dedicated himself to photographing creative personalities, starting with Jackson Pollock.

Echoes of Elvis

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Companion website to the in-gallery exhibit on entertainer Elvis Presley, both as a man and an icon. His image has been the subject of artwork in all mediums and by artists all over the world. His face is both of a man who lived, but also an iconic image, reflecting the views and passions of the artists who portray him.

Hispanic Heritage Teaching Resources

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Catalog of Web links to Latino educational sites around the Smithsonian.

The Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way

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Joy Hakim, bestselling author of A History of US, introduces the founders of modern science and follows their quest to answer the most fundamental of questions: What is the universe all about?

Art to Zoo: In or Out? Make Up Your Mind! (1978)

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Online issue featuring the game 'Include Me In!' Students decide if historical figures are significant enough to have their portraits included in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.

Art to Zoo: The Internet and You

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Published in 1997, the issue was an attempt to dispel the mysteries that still surrounded the Internet. It includes a tutorial on using Adobe Acrobat Reader and an introduction to Smithsonian websites.

Telling Our Own Stories Through Corridos

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Lesson plan using the lyrics and music of corridos along with the accompanying website to analyze written texts, visual images, and objects to develop students' understanding of various themes, regions, and perspectives of North American history. Students look at music as a primary source of history by interviewing family members about the songs they grew up with and comparing these songs to narrative corridos.

Micro Observatory On Line Telescopes

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Encourages students to explore the universe with telescopes they control over the internet. Enables students and teachers nationwide to investigate the wonders of the deep sky from their classrooms.

Giant Panda Coloring Page

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Drawing of a giant panda for children to print out and color.

Giant Pandas for Kids

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Webpage providing information about giant pandas just for kids. Includes fact sheets, activities, and additional links.

Giant Panda Crossword Puzzle

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Computer crossword for children on the giant pandas at the National Zoo.

Small Mammals Facts

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Webpage defines characteristics of the mammal family. Includes links to animal fact sheets which provide scientific information and images. Some highlighted animals have additional links.
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