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National Zoological Park - Field Trip Resources

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Resources for planning a field trip to the Zoo. Includes schedules, events, downloadable activities, and information for planning field trip activities.

Save Our African American Treasures: Protecting Family History

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Lesson plan explores what can be learned from everyday objects. Students discuss the importance of protecting historical objects and learn how to preserve their own family items, such as photographs and documents.

NMAI Teaching Materials

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Pdfs of the museum's education guides and teacher posters.

Smithsonian Source: Native American History

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Section of SmithsonianSource.org intended to supplement the materials you currently use for lessons on Native American history. Includes a video on Lakota winter counts, six high school DBQs, and primary source documents from Smithsonian collections.

Reservation X: The Power of Place

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Online exhibition in which contemporary artists explore the connection of location and identity in relation to reserves and reservations.

Women of Our Time

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Interactive gallery displaying photographs of some of twentieth-century America's most famous and influential women. Includes audio commentary by the exhibit's curator and documentary video about the evolution of photographic portraiture.

A Will of Their Own

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Online exhibition adds up to a group portrait of influential women in the early days of the republic, from Abigail Adams to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. The focus is on Judith Sargent Murray, a poet and essayist who published "On the Equality of the Sexes" in 1790.

Reflections/Refractions: Self-Portraiture in the Twentieth Century

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This online exhibition of twentieth-century self-portraits considers the ways in which discoveries in psychology and genetics changed our ideas the individual.

A Smithsonian Idealab: Smithsonian Kids

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Children can explore some of the 137 million objects at the Smithsonian that have been grouped into categories such as 'patriotic,' 'fast,' and 'fun.'

Art to Zoo: Celebrating the Smithsonian's Birthday (1996)

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Lesson plan commemorating the Smithsonian Institution's 150th birthday. Students exercise writing skills as they discuss what they personally collect and as they observe and describe selected objects from the Smithsonian museums.

James Luna: Emendatio

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Site presents images and video of contemporary Native artist James Luna, who has given a performance and designed two installations on Indian life. These installations challenge the idea that there is a disconnect between the indigenous world of the past and the present. The artist also looks at religion through Pablo Tac, a Luiseno who went to Rome to study for the priesthood.

Indigenous Motivations

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Art show that reveals how Native artists continue to be influenced by tradition, innovation, and art - translating traditional themes into modern terms through many artistic mediums. Focuses on recent acquisitions to the collection. Includes quotes by artists and an extensive image collection.

Legends of Our Time

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Webpage presenting the history of the Northern Plains and Plateau Indians through text, documents, and photographs, as a part of the ranching and rodeo culture in the West.

The Struggle for Justice

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Webpage with information on the scholarly journals in the field of Asian art published in part by the Freer and Sackler galleries, Ars Orientalis and Artibus Asiae.

Art to Zoo: Celebration! (1982)

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Online issue introduces the celebratory rituals of various cultures. In a lesson, students compare birthday rituals from other cultures with those of their own.

Art to Zoo: Turn About?s Fair Play! Mirrors and How They Reflect (1990)

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Online issue including a series of activities in which students better understand light and symmetry by experimenting with mirrors.

Art to Zoo: The Stuff of Stories (Using Museums to Inspire Student Writing, 1994)

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In this issue, students tap into the tales stored in museums. Teachers find ideas for using museums and other community resources as springboards for student writing.

Art to Zoo: The Survival Game after Columbus: Pigs, Weeds, and Other Players (1991)

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This issue examines the colonization of the Americas, focusing on diseases from Europe and the population growth of European domesticated animals. In the lesson, students consider the fight for survival when two worlds meet.

Art to Zoo: Using the Yellow Pages as a Teaching Resource (1988)

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The Yellow Pages becomes a source of activities in subjects as various as history, math, writing, consumer education, art, career awareness, library skills, and map reading.

A Walk In the Forest

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Interactive animation. Use scientific tools and methodologies to determine forest makeup, monitor health, and conserve biodiversity in a fictional Virginia forest. Characters assist the user and encourage inquiry. Narration optional.

Primary Sources for the Classroom

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Digital facsimiles of Smithsonian Archives' primary sources, including diaries, letters, and photographs suitable for classroom use. Mostly about the Smithsonian Institution.

Whistler's Neighborhood: Impressions of a Changing London

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Online exhibit that features a Victorian street map of Chelsea, an area said to be "owned" by James McNeill Whistler because of his many paintings and etchings of its steet scenes. Those scenes can be viewed by clicking on the map.

Between Fences Teaching Guide

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Lesson plan exploring how the fence is entwined with American history, politics, industry, and daily life. Four lesson plans look at differing concepts of property between Native Americans and English colonists, the 'Texas Fence Cutting War' to explore how industrialization generated tensions between participants in old and new economic systems, how barbed wire solved the Great Plains 'fence crisis,'and Robert Frost's 'Mending Wall.'

Living Voices/Voces Vivas

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Audio series featuring profiles of Native Americans and Native Hawaiians today. People of many ages, traditions, and perspectives tell their own stories, reflecting a wide range of contemporary Native experience in Canada, Mexico, Panama, and the US. Available in Flash and non-Flash versions. Bilingual English/Spanish.
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