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SHOUT Tree Banding Project with the Smithsonian, Data Collection

Smithsonian Education
How to collect and record data and why long term data is important. More: http://shoutlearning.org/treebanding.html

Song: Maria Williams (Performance and Interview)

Smithsonian Education
Maria Williams sings a Tlingit song she composed. Smithsonian American Indian Heritage Month Family Day 2013: Raven Steals the Sun – A Family Celebration of Tlingit Culture November 9-10, 2013 National Museum of the American Indian

Introducing STEM Concepts to Young Children

Smithsonian Education
Learn how to bring concepts, such as sound, wind, color and more, to life for young children by using museum collections in a gallery or online. The presenters will demonstrate “careful looking” at works of art and playful, creative methods for connecting the works with STEM concepts. Presenters: Cynthia Raso, Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, and Ashley Naranjo, Smithsonian Learning Lab. Related Smithsonian Learning Lab collection available here: https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/steam-cross-curricular-connections-for-young-learners/XUiXc8bNJYGEdE99#r

Arts Integration in the History Classroom (Archive: 9/26/2018)

Smithsonian Education
Join Phoebe Hillemann of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Ashley Naranjo of the Smithsonian Learning Lab team to learn: how to connect artwork to your history curriculum and how to implement practical strategies you can use in the classroom. Preview more than eighty teacher-created lessons available in the Smithsonian Learning Lab. Featured resources: (1) State Names, by Jaune Quick-To-See Smith https://learninglab.si.edu/resources/view/12655#more-info (2) Examining Ideology in Historical Narrative Using Jaune Quick-to-See Smith's State Names https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/examining-ideology-in-historical-narrative-using-jaune-quick-to-see-smiths-state-names/VpHqY1KJ5zGDAGeX (3) Reading American Art as a Historical Source https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/reading-american-art-as-a-historical-source/gXc9NxnscDB9V0dG#r (4) Triumph and Tragedy in American Art https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/nhd-2019-triumph-and-tragedy-in-american-art/i0CCzyeAmW8rx4WL#r

National Air and Space Museum - Teacher Orientation Video

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Welcome to the Smithsonian. This orientation video outlines some of the most exciting exhibits in this Smithsonian museum. Created for teachers, the video also illustrates a few museum dos and don'ts for school groups. Learn more: http://www.nasm.si.edu/

Celebrating Tagore: His Global Relevance

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Santiniketan to Smithsonian: A Tribute to Tagore Uma Das Gupta Tagore scholar, historian, and biographer, Kolkata, India Uma Das Gupta is a scholar, historian, and biographer whose research has focused on the institutions founded by Tagore at Santiniketan and Sriniketan. She has led the Tagore Museum and Archives at Visva-Bharati, served as director of the United States Educational Foundation in India for the Eastern Region, and is currently governor of West Bengal's Nominee to Visva-Bharati's Court. Her works include Oxford India Tagore: Selected Writings on Education and Nationalism; Rabindranath Tagore: My Life in My Words; Santiniketan and Sriniketan: A Historical Introduction; Rabindranath Tagore: A Biography; and A Difficult Friendship: Letters of Edward Thompson and Rabindranath Tagore 1913-1940. Two books are forthcoming: An Illustrated Life of Rabindranath Tagore (Oxford University Press) and Essays in History and Culture: Rabindranath Tagore as Visionary (Penguin). Das Gupta has taught at Jadavpur and Visva-Bharati universities and has held fellowships at Oxford and Columbia. ----- This program was made possible by GENEROUS FINANCIAL AND IN-KIND support from Esha and Anandarup Ray. LEAD SUPPORT FROM Dr. Rita and Mr. A.J. Gupta, Saswati and Asok Motayed, Candace J. and Suri Sastri GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM Rama and Arun Deva, Manjulika and Hiten Ghosh, Sambhu and Promila Banik, Indu and Girish Jindia , Ram Mukunda (India Globalization Capital Inc.) ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM Meera and Debdas Ghosal, Amitava and Sanghamitra Dutta, Arun and Ibhana Mukherjee, Rajiv and Neena Shenoy (ORCA TV), Sona Varma and Sujoy Bose, Rina and Subhash Saha, Supriya and Devbrat Dutt, Anand A. Devadas SPECIAL THANKS TO The Embassy of India, The Indian Council for Cultural Relations ADVISORY COMMITTEE Samia Ahmed, Monali Chowdhurie-Aziz, Rama Deva, Manjulika and Hiten Ghosh, Sukanya Mukherji, Esha and Anandarup Ray, Hitabrata Roy, Krishna Roy ----- Originally aired: Saturday, May 29, 2011

How to Make a Paper Crane, with Milo (Demonstration)

Smithsonian Education
Try your hand at this popular paper-folding craft! Easy, step-by-step origami demo by a DC-area elementary school student. See /www.SmithsonianEducation.org/Heritage for more heritage-related videos and craft demonstrations.

Too Much, Too Little: How does the amount of water affect plants and their environment?

Smithsonian Education
Plants need water to survive. Some need more than others. What happens to the plant if there is too much or too little water? Do water requirements change at different periods of its life cycle? Horticulturist Cindy Brown explains the importance of water to plants and suggests ways that a gardener can help the health of a community by choosing the right plants. Presented by: Cindy Brown, Horticulturist and Educator Original Airdate: March 27, 2012 You can stay connected with the Smithsonian's upcoming online events and view a full collection of past sessions on a variety of topics.: http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/events/online_events.html With support from Microsoft Partners in Learning.

Diplomacy in Action: Places of Negotiation

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When President Eisenhower hosted Soviet leader Nikita Kruschev at Camp David in 1959, negotiations had come to an impasse. Eisenhower decided that perhaps a change of venue could reopen channels of communication so he invited Kruschev to visit his farm a short distance away in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The rural setting and the opportunity to meet the president's family and grandchildren turned out to be the key to diplomacy between the two leaders. This session features discussion of several sites in the National Park Service that tell stories of diplomacy and negotiation during major turning points in U. S. and international history. Presented by: Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director for Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science, National Park Service Original Airdate: February 12, 2014 You can stay connected with the Smithsonian's upcoming online events and view a full collection of past sessions on a variety of topics.: http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/events/online_events.html

Artists and Environmental Sustainability: Video Art, Ecology and the Work of Paul Ryan

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Duncan takes us to the intersections of art, communications, and ecology. He discusses the emergence of video as a medium and how it has been heralded by artists such as Paul Ryan as a visual tool for "scoring" the environment and eliciting community participation in issues of sustainability. Presented by: Charles Duncan Collections Specialist Archives of American Art Original Airdate: September 30, 2009 You can stay connected with the Smithsonian's upcoming online events and view a full collection of past sessions on a variety of topics.: http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/events/online_events.html

Storytelling through Dance: Perspectives Inspired by American Portraits

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Choreography and portraiture are unique forms of storytelling through which artists can communicate universal narratives and express diverse perspectives without words. Photographs of war veterans by Louie Palu and the veterans’ experiences of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) inspired this dance. Featuring Dana Tai Soon Burgess, Choreographer-in-Residence at the National Portrait Gallery This film received Federal support from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.

Customize with the Smithsonian Learning Lab

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Creating your own collections and customizing resources to fit your needs makes the Learning Lab a one-of-a-kind resource for efficiency and creativity. Free your imagination – you can create collections using the Smithsonian's vast resources, add your own resources or those from other sources, annotate the objects you collect, develop your own quizzes and more. Create complete lessons or artistic collections, and build upon each for more personal and memorable learning. https://learninglab.si.edu/create

Developing Historical Thinkers with American Art

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Session Description: Building on the familiar jigsaw method (http://bit.ly/1YliETv), teachers will apply knowledge gleaned from a pre-reading to an artwork. They will learn an easy-to-deploy strategy for looking deeply at an artwork, discovering how an artwork can be used not as an illustration but rather a text rich with historical, cultural, and geographical influence. Complementary Learning Lab collection with the strategies and artworks mentioned available here: https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/developing-historical-thinkers-with-american-art/CLNbAtqKoRy1WFCg Presenters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum: -Elizabeth Dale-Deines, Teacher Programs Coordinator -Peg Koetsch, Distance Learning Coordinator This is the first of three online sessions in spring 2016 created to support Smithsonian Learning Lab workshops for middle school teachers in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, funded by the Grable Foundation and in partnership with Allegheny Intermediate Unit and the Senator John Heinz History Center.

American Indian Responses to Environmental Challenges: Working for a Sustainable Future

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Learn about how four Native communities are combining traditional knowledge with 21st-century scientific expertise to find solutions to environmental problems that challenge their cultural and economic sustainability. Presented by: Genevieve Simermeyer (Osage Nation of Oklahoma) School Programs Manager, National Museum of the American Indian Edwin Schupman (Muscogee [Creek] Nation of Oklahoma) National Museum of the American Indian Original Airdate: July 13, 2011 You can stay connected with the Smithsonian's upcoming online events and view a full collection of past sessions on a variety of topics.: http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/events/online_events.html With support from Microsoft Partners in Learning.

Los Wembler's de Iquitos - "La Danza del Petrolero"

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
While doing field work for the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, photographer Joshua Eli Cogan filmed a music video of Los Wembler's de Iquitos, the creators of cumbia amazónica. The band came to Washington, D.C., to perform in the Folklife Festival's "Perú: Pachamama" program. Filmography: Joshua Eli Cogan Editing: LaQuinda Grimes, Claudia Romano

Songwriter and Musician Guy Clark with Bandmate Verlon Thompson

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Catalog No. - CFV10154; Copyright - 2008 Smithsonian Institution

The Dixie Cups and The Jewels: On Moms and Hair

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Both the Dixie Cups of New Orleans and The Jewels of Washington, D.C., began singing in the early 1960s. As part of the research for the Will To Adorn project and the 2013 Festival program, members of these two iconic girl groups spoke with curator Diana N'Diaye about the hairstyles of their youth and the ones they later wore on stage. [Catalog No. CFV10526; Copyright 2013 Smithsonian Institution]

Palenque Music from Colombia

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
At the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Andris Padilla Julio, a Palenque percussionist and community youth leader, has an impromptu musical conversation with Alexandro Hernández, a Smithsonian fellow and presenter. Here Julio speaks in the unique Palenque creole, comprised of Spanish and African (Bantu) native languages. Videography by: Sara Legg and Kylie Shryock Edited by: Sara Legg [Catalog No. CFV10552; Copyright 2013 Smithsonian Institution]

Voguing at the Ball

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Earle Bannister, a Baltimore tailor, talks to presenter Althea Grey-McKenzie about the history of voguing, a dance style that originated in the African American and Latino American LGBT ballroom communities of the 1980s. His words are accompanied by a performance of voguing by dancers from the House of Revlon. Videography by Alexander Jusdanis and Holden Young Editing by Alexander Jusdanis [Catalog No. CFV10577; Copyright 2013 Smithsonian Institution]

Bahamian Junkanoo Parade

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Junkanoo is a Bahamian street parade featuring colorful and elaborate costumes and floats. Performed every Boxing Day (December 26) and New Year's Day, Junkanoo is a masquerade tradition that draws on The Bahamas' West African ancestral roots and is a public celebration of Bahamian identity and artistic expression. These scenes were filmed during the opening procession at the 1994 Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C. Master Bahamian drum maker John Chipman explains the role of drums in Junkanoo and drum-making techniques used in The Bahamas. [Catalog No. - CFV10038; Copyright - 2006 Smithsonian Institution]

Montana State University: An interview with paleontologist Jack Horner

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Paleontologist Jack Horner has advanced dinosaur science through both unique and controversial methods. His lifelong passion for dinosaurs drove him to surpass severe learning disabilities and lead the frontier of dinosaur discovery. Catalog No. - CFV10411; Copyright - 2012 Smithsonian Institution

Jones Family Singers, Gospel Group from Texas

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Catalog No. - CFV10142; Copyright - 2008 Smithsonian Institution

Maria Arnal i Marcel Bagés – “Jo no canto per la vue”

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Avant-garde duo Maria Arnal i Marcel Bagés from Catalonia performed at the 2018 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Camera: Jacob Weber, Kevin Patrick, Emma Cregan, Jackson Harvey, Andrea Curran, Hannah Luc Audio: Dave Walker Editing: Abigail Hendrix [Catalog No. CFV11087, © 2018 Smithsonian Institution]

Chirimía La Contundencia, Music from Colombia's Pacific Coast

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Chirimía La Contundencia, one of Colombia's most renowned chirimía groups, presents their form of the traditional Pacifico genre to an audience eager to dance. Videography by David Barnes, Andrea Curran, and Michael Headley. Video edited by Michael Headley. [Catalog No. - CFV10352; Copyright - 2011 Smithsonian Institution]
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