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Does taking a stand effect change?

Some short and long-term effects of Rosa Parks Taking a Seat
#C3 Framework
Wendy Curry
23
 

Civil War

Glenn Wiebe
9
 

Africa Behind and Beyond the Headlines

A lesson plan in this 1980 issue of Art to Zoo introduces students to the interplay between environment and traditional culture in sub-Saharan Africa. Students learn about the significance of African masks and create their own masks. Click the PDF icon to download the issue.

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
5
 

Landscape Painting: Artists Who Love the Land

A lesson plan in this 1996 issue of Art to Zoo introduces students to the basic principles and techniques of landscape painting via the works of four American artists. Activities reveal some artistic tricks used in landscape paintings. Click the PDF icon to see the issue.

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
6
 

Ethnic Folklore in Your Classroom: Traditions, Tales, and Treasures from Tijuana to Timbuktu

This 1984 issue of Art to Zoo encourages educators and students to embrace diversity in cultural heritage. Includes instructions on how to put on a cultural heritage festival in the classroom. Click the PDF icon to download.

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Celebration!


This 1982 issue of Art to Zoo introduces the celebratory rituals of
various cultures. In a lesson, students compare birthday rituals from
other cultures with those of their own. Click the PDF icon to download.



Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
6
 

A Ticket to Philly - In 1769: Thinking About Cities, Then and Now

This 1990 issue of Art to Zoo asks students to “visit” eighteenth century Philadelphia and to think about communities as “organisms.” Includes a map and a “step-by-step” guide of the sights of old Philadelphia. Click the PDF icon to download the issue.

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
5
 

Manifest Destiny

This collection is comprised of only two resources. It is designed to help students' deepen their analyses of these resources to understand the abstract concept of Manifest Destiny.
Linda Muller
3
 

200 Years and Counting: How the U.S. Census Tracks Social Trends

In lessons in this 1990 issue of Art to Zoo, students learn how census data is collected and how it is used. They fill out census forms and interpret information from graphs, tables, and other information displays. Click the PDF icon to download the issue.

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Analysis of Resources in a Learning Lab Collection - Teacher Workshop on August 10, 2016

This collection contains two resources - a broadside and a screen print.
Think about how you would use them to deepen your students' comprehension of a particular historical era and how you would use them within your instructional cycle.
Linda Muller
4
 

Political Campaigns

How have political campaign strategies evolved over time? Use this collection of a variety of resources (artifact, poster, photograph, news article, video, and painting) to find an answer to the question. As you review the collection, take notes on the variety of issues, audiences, and tactics you see represented.

Tags: politics, campaign, election, vote, ballot box, Kennedy, Nixon, 1960, Obama, 2008, 1956, Eisenhower, Ike, Nixon, Harding, Republican, Democrat, suffrage, Lincoln, 1860
Kate Harris
6
 

Winning the Vote: How Americans Elect Their President

This 1996 issue of From Art to Zoo includes activities to introduce students to the office of the presidency and the process of electing the president. Includes lessons on political campaigns, political parties, and the Electoral College. Click on the PDF icon to download the issue.

But first take a look at this sample of presidential campaign memorabilia in the National Museum of American History. Can you name the year of each piece?

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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The Body in Space (Student)

This collection will help students explore the intersection of space, the life sciences, and technology as they discover how the body changes in space and the equipment and experiments that have helped us learn how to counteract the problems caused.
Emily Apgar
33
 

The Body in Space (Teacher)

This collection will help students explore the intersection of space, the life sciences, and technology as they discover how the body changes in space and the equipment and experiments that have helped us learn how to counteract the problems caused.
Emily Apgar
31
 

Learning About the Bering Sea Eskimo People

In the lessons in this issue, students act as detectives to unravel the mysteries of a traditional culture. The clues are everyday objects and creation stories of the people of the Bering Sea. Below is a gallery of some of those everyday objects.

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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The Expansion of the United States, 1846-48

Lessons in this issue of Smithsonian in Your Classroom introduce students to events in the brief two years when the United States gained a million square miles of new territory. The students interpret historical maps and timelines in this study of westward expansion in the 1840s.

Below is a gallery of portraits of some of the players, including some who opposed the divisive Mexican War.

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
11
 

A Mouse Like a House? A Pocket Elephant?

This 1987 issue of Art to Zoo engages students in a discussion of animal size and the importance of size in an animal’s life. It includes activities in which the students compare animal size differences, with a focus on metabolism and body temperature. Click the PDF icon to download the issue.

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Was Reconstruction a Failure?

The period after the Civil War, known as Reconstruction, had lofty goals for reuniting the nation and preserving the new rights given to African-Americans. For a time, these goals were achieved and three important amendments were made to the Constitution. However, by 1876 Reconstruction was considered over and much of the progress that had been made was undone. This collection of detailed prints and cartoons highlight many different aspects of Reconstruction and asks students to consider the overall result of Reconstruction. Students can analyze each one using the embedded questions.
Kelly Bellar
8
 

Flowers of the World - Daffodils

The daffodil is the Welsh national flower and symbol of spring. Worn on St. Dafydd's Day, the patron saint of Wales.

Many states and countries have national flowers. If you could choose a flower as the symbol of your city, state or country, which one would it be and why? When and how would your national flower be worn/represented?
EmArtGirl
18
 

Artists who are full of themselves

This is a collection of art by artists who have incredibly large egos.
Matt Johnson
4
 

Famous Pennsylvanians on U.S. Postage

This lab has a collection of postal commemoratives that honor Pennsylvanians from the colonial period to the present day. These honorees represent science, art, industry, sports, politics, finance and many other fields.
Arthur Glaser
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Access Series: Meta Collage

This topical collection of artworks is all about collage. Collage is a technique that uses other pieces of artwork assembled into a new artwork. The collection was originally used in a collage art activity to provide inspiration examples of the art of collage-making, based upon personal interests. It was used with a group of teens with cognitive disabilities during a summer camp program.

Descriptors: Decision Making, Disabilities, Self-Determination, Self-Efficacy, Student Empowerment

Tracie Spinale
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