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Shimomura's "Diary 12, 1941​​"

Analyzing Roger Shimomura's painting "Diary 12, 1941" and understanding Japanese American internment

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Laura Magno
23
 

Audrey J.

The Ocean's Art

The Wonders of the Ocean are amazing. That’s why I decided to create an exhibit about the animals inside the curiosity. The collection is about how animals and life in the ocean affect and engage us in ways that “wonder” humans. I chose this theme because learning about lives other than humans’ is how we could consider by “thinking outside the box.”

Today readers can take away the understanding of other lives and how hey can engage you in ways you might not have liked or imagined.

SI Museum Makers 2019
14
 

Sophia H.

big museum of shoes

My collection is about shoes through history. I chose this topic because shoes are very important. Without them Neil Armstrong could not walk on the moon and the US Team could not win the World Cup. 

I hope you learn all about different types of shoes, pros, cons, and interesting things about that type of shoe. I also hope you learn about the history of them, how they were created and about the person who wore them.

SI Museum Makers 2019
53
 

Harriet R.

Tennis has been a sport for many years and has gotten more and more popular. Personally I love the sport and find it very fun and like a good exercise. I hope you find my collection entertaining while it shows many old historic photos of tennis then new modern day tennis. Through my exhibit I hope you learn something even if it is very simple.

My collection was based off my love and knowledge about tennis. It has many art pieces that have to do with tennis in some way. There are many themes to chose form so you may be wondering why I chose what I chose. 

Well, it was actually easy.

I thought of what I wanted people to know about it, but it had to be something I knew about. Next, I chose the topic then found some art. I wanted people to learn from my exhibit so I tried to make a theme that some may now know about. Overall I want my visitors to learn something about tennis even if it is that you use a racket to hit the ball over the net.

                                                                             sincerely,

                                                                                                   Harriet R. (the curator)

SI Museum Makers 2019
14
 

Victoria R. L.

This collection is about ancient Egypt. My exhibit is called “The Ancient Egypt Collection.” It is about the art, culture, and history of Ancient Egypt. I chose this theme because I have always been interested in this subject, and I don’t think  that there are many exhibits about it. I hope that any visitors to this exhibit enjoy themselves and learn more about Ancient Egypt.


SI Museum Makers 2019
15
 

Quentin T.

My collection is about monsters created by people from ancient or modern times.  One of my favorites is the monster Cthulhu.  He has a head of a squid, a body of a human, and the wings of a dragon.

I chose the theme of monsters because first of all I thought it was cool (in a nerdy way).  Another reason is that monsters tie in with different country’s histories.

I want my visitors to learn that monsters were created in stories and takes. Storytellers would use monsters in their stories to make them more interesting. Not only that, but humans have lived with fantasy and made up monsters from their imagination. Monsters have basically been living with us since humans had their own creativity.

SI Museum Makers 2019
10
 

Dottie S.

A collection inspired by water. 

My collection is about how water is used as inspiration for art. I was inspired to choose this theme because of Untitled No. 6 — the sculpture I made and our visit to the “Whistler in Watercolor” exhibit. 

I want visitors to take away that water is more than a necessity — it is something that you can learn from, grow with, and be inspired by. 


SI Museum Makers 2019
41
 

Breaking Barriers: Navajo Code Talkers (NHD @ National Museum of American History)

This collection includes objects and resources related to the Navajo Code Talkers who served in World War Two. Navajo Code Talkers challenged racist stereotypes and used their unique cultural heritage to fortify the American war effort. Additional resources can be found by visiting the National Museum of American History's online exhibitions at AmericanHistory.si.edu and History Explorer at HistoryExplorer.si.edu

Each National History Day collection from the National Museum of American History includes selected resources to support NHD projects under the 2020 theme - Breaking Barriers. #NHD2020. This collection is by no means comprehensive, but should be used as a place of inspiration for new projects or source of additional information for ones already in the works. 

#NHD2020

NMAH Education
18
 

Breaking Barriers: A Microscopic World

This collection includes objects and resources related to medicine in the 19th century. During this time, an incredibly huge scientific barrier was broken when scientists discovered bacteria and viruses, which could not be seen with the naked eye, could cause disease. This board will examine the scientific barrier that was broken into the microscopic world and how medicine and modern science changed due to such discoveries.  Additional resources on this topic can be found by visiting the National Museum of American History's online exhibitions at AmericanHistory.si.edu and History Explorer at HistoryExplorer.si.edu

Each National History Day collection from the National Museum of American History includes selected resources to support NHD projects under the 2020 theme - Breaking Barriers. This collection is by no means comprehensive, but should be used as a place of inspiration for new projects or source of additional information for ones already in the works. For grades 6-8.

#NHD2020 #NHD


NMAH Education
18
 

"Diary: December 12, 1941," internment in America, and the literature of exile

Beginning with Roger Shimomura's "Diary: December 12, 1941," students will engage with a variety of primary and secondary documents, works of art, and interviews as an entry point into Mohsin Hamid's contemporary work of magical realism, Exit, West.  

Aerie Treska
28
 

Kathryn P.

a collection inspired by peppa pig & chocolate

Hello, my name is Kathryn P. and I am the artist and curator of the museum. My collection is inspired by tik tok and includes Peppa Pig, Kermit the Frog, Cedric the Alien and more. I chose the theme because I love tik tok and I  think it’s so fun. I want the visitors to learn about the ways of tik tok and much more.


SI Museum Makers 2019
14
 

Teaching The Great Gatsby with Informational Texts

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This collection complements teaching The Great Gatsby using the lens of economics. Informational texts provide foundation for questions like: why should we care about economic inequality?



Cristi Marchetti
28
 

Using Vietnam War art to introduce the novel "Inside Out & Back Again"

This collection is curated to introduce the historical background of the Vietnam War for the free verse novel Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai, 2011, based on one year in the life of a Vietnamese refugee who came to America in 1975 after the fall of Saigon. I use these resources for a middle school classroom, but it can be modified for high school as well.

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Karen LaVohn
13
 

Marvel

Marvel's extra audio and picture stuff.

Smithsonian Summer Camp
12
 

Progress: Who's Affected?

Students often understand that technological innovation makes our lives better, but they do not see the backstory. There are people who lose their livelihoods as machines replace them. What was once a necessary job is now obsolete--even the people themselves might feel obsolete. This lesson is designed to help students understand the drawbacks of progress and, more specifically, how it affects those people who were replaced.

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Madison Doss
9
 

Water, Art and Greek Mythology: Achelous and Hercules

A teacher's guide to the painting Achelous and Hercules, by Thomas Hart Benton. This 1947 mural retells an Ancient Greek myth in the context of the American Midwest. Includes the painting, a pdf of the myth "Achelous and Hercules", a supplemental picture guide to the story, a non-fiction article about fresh water from Readworks, and a supplemental worksheet.


Tags: greece, #SAAMTeach , water

Taylor Hummell
6
 

8th Amendment

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John McFarren
8
 

Reviewing Literary Devices Through Observation of American Art

This collection will support students in identifying and creating effective literary devices, as a review, in preparation for an upcoming poetry unit. Students will begin with a See-Think-Wonder activity, followed by a quick write, a review of five literary devices (diction, imagery, metaphor, simile, and tone), and ending with a small group See-Think-Wonder activity and the creation of sentences based on the images using the literary devices listed above. 

Pieces included:

  1. Thomas Moran, The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, 1872
  2. Thomas Moran, The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, 1893-1901
  3. Thomas Moran, The Chasm of the Colorado, 1873-1874
  4. Thomas Moran, Mist in Kanab Canyon, Utah, 1892
  5. Thomas Doughty, River View with Hunters and Dogs, ca. 1850
  6. Asher B. Durand, Woodland Glen, ca. 1850-1855
  7. Frederic Edwin Church, Aurora Borealis, 1865

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Charlene Harper
11
 

Netflix

streaming history : )

Smithsonian Summer Camp
5
 

Nn - Space Suit Design Challenge

This Learning Collection was developed to guide students in exploring the evolution of space suit design as a lead-in to NASA's recent Space Suit Design challenge. This is also being used as an example to showcase some of the features Smithsonian has added to their Learning Lab to allow educators the tools necessary to use open Smithsonian resources along with external materials to create digital learning experiences.


Brian Ausland
18
 

What Makes You Say That? Interpretation with Justification with an Artwork and a Poem

This collection uses the Harvard Project Zero Visible Thinking routine, highlighting interpretation with justification. The strategy is paired with an artwork from the National Museum of American History archives center. Once you have examined the artwork and answered the questions, view the original resource and the subsequent poem to check and see how your interpretation compares. How does the poem's narrative match the artwork? How does it differ?

Suggestions for teachers regarding visual clues for this image are in the "Notes to Other Users" section.

Tags: Civil War, Women's Roles in Civil War, Barbara Frietchie (Fritchie), John Greenleaf Whittier
Ashley Naranjo
7
 

Mosquito! Podcasting Module

In this modular, multi-part lesson, learners will focus on a Sidedoor podcast discussing mosquitoes. Learners will focus on the content the podcast is delivering and then analyze the podcast for production techniques. The content of the podcast will give the team a base understanding for the focus of their own podcast.

#YAGSidedoor2019

Sidedoor for Educators
7
 

Biodiversity! Podcasting Module

In this modular, multi-part lesson, learners will focus on a Sidedoor podcast discussing biodiversity. Learners will focus on the content the podcast is delivering and then analyze the podcast for production techniques. The content of the podcast will give the team a base understanding for the focus of their own podcast. 

#YAGSidedoor2019

Sidedoor for Educators
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