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Ozark artifacts

Aaliyah Williams

Colonial Women's Fashion

In colonial America, men dictated women’s meaning and worth.  Girls were expected to be obedient to their fathers and serve them. Upon marriage, women would become their husband’s property. This meant doing all household chores, caring for the children and teaching the girls. This earlier patriarchal view of women is exhibited through their clothes, which were full coverage and restricting. Women were obviously not doing much outdoor work, or any hard labor, which would have been difficult in their attire.

Women’s clothes did not just represent their oppression, however. Women were also the main consumer’s of the time, since they would do the majority of the shopping for the household. Their money could speak where they were not allowed, making their clothing a powerful and bold statement.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


Olivia Pratt

Civil Rights

This collection of artifacts and images represent visual evidence of the struggle for Civil Rights and include images from the March on Washington in August of 1963.



This is a collection with at least 5 "artifacts" giving a basic knowledge on what the KKK is. This is for a presentation, made by Liam and I.

Nathan Stillwell

Booker T. Washington and the Tuskegee Institute

This collection includes photographs and paintings that reveal information about Booker T. Washington's strategy for achieving civil rights for African-Americans, and about the subjects taught at Tuskegee. It is intended as an introductory activity on the subject, to be completed by students.

Tags: point of view, Reconstruction, Tuskegee Institute, civil rights, segregation, Gilded Age, cause effect

Leah Knecht

The Global Implications of HIV/AIDS

This activity can be used on its own or as a starting point for an interdisciplinary exploration of the global implications of HIV/AIDS.

This collection includes a three-part activity that can be modified by choosing to spend more or less time considering other viewpoints on HIV/AIDS. It uses Project Zero Thinking Routines and several images that allow students to explore multiple perspectives on HIV/AIDS. I have also created a separate collection with more images that could be used as starting points for further conversation called “The Global Implications of HIV/AIDS - An Interdisciplinary Exploration.” 

The focus of this particular collection is to allow students to begin exploring at the individual level and then keep zooming out to the global level to engage with HIV/AIDS as a global issue.

Part I: The individual and Individuals within a Society

Using a work by Felix Gonzalez-Torres and the Project Zero Thinking Routine “See, Think, Wonder,” students can begin the conversation about the toll of HIV/AIDS on the individual level. Depending on student comments, this could also involve individuals within a society.  The video included here could be shown as a follow-up explanation or could simply be used to help the teacher and not shown to students. The images of the quilt panel and the poster could both be used with the Project Zero Thinking Routine “Circle of Viewpoints” to help further the society or systems approach. These images allow students to explore the political complexities and how this can directly impact individuals within a group. Again, the video included could be used to enhance teacher and/or student knowledge.


Part II: Engaging in conversations about Society and Global Issues

Students will use the Project Zero Thinking Routine “See, Think, Wonder” to explore the Gapminder HIV Chart graphic (axes have been removed). If the group of students you are working with have less experience with thinking routines in general or are less inclined to take risks in sharing out, skip to the original version of the Gapminder HIV Chart graphic instead. At either starting point, more information can be revealed as students pose thoughts and wonders about the data provided. The link to the TedTalk can help students better understand what the graph is showing and perhaps be another starting point for a dialogue on the complexities of HIV/AIDS.


Part III: Reflection

There is some reflection built into the “Circle of Viewpoints” Thinking Routine but it is worthwhile to also reflect at the end of the activity. I have provided the Project Zero “I used to think…But now I think” Thinking Routine slide but a teacher could also choose to return to the Wrap Up questions provided from the earlier “Circle of Viewpoints” Thinking Routine and revisit what the students had mentioned from Part II. 

Emily Veres

Althea Gibson Tennis Collection

Resources related to tennis player and International Tennis Hall of Famer Althea Gibson.

Althea Gibson, tennis, Wimbledon, racquet, racket

Nicole Markham

native americans

Native American artifact

holly roberts

Aboriginal Melodies: a Look into the Music of Those Who Came Before

There were hundreds of different native communities, and with each, there was a distinct history, language, and musical culture. Musical culture played a vital role in the life of Native Americans. It was used for recreation, healing, expression, and ceremonial purposes.

Music was the foundation of Native American culture that worked its way into rituals, customs, and daily life. Much of the foundational personality and uniqueness of Native music that is known, originates from the instruments themselves, most notably, drums, rattles, and flutes/pipes.

Originating in the 1500's and ending in the 1700's Native Americans adopted and adapted many European instruments. However, before learning of the European instruments, the natives already had many of their own. Even though their instruments weren't as advanced as those of the Europeans, they had what they needed which were these beautiful percussive and woodland instruments. Still, when borrowing and adapting European instruments, the Native Americans managed to make these them their own by decorating them. 

Decorations would often have some sort of spiritual significance, or could oftentimes refer to sacred narratives. However, it is not only the decorations that tell stories. Usually, the names of the instruments themselves reflected some sort of symbolic significance. Also, some instruments are thought to be sentient and require special treatment. 

There are several techniques that are employed in making these instruments. One of the most abstract being the art that was often carved, painted or placed on these instruments. Some devices would take an hour or two to make and were able to be built by practically anyone in their tribe. However, some instruments were so complex that only certain tribe members could make them and it could take up to weeks to finish. 

Unlike the Europeans, instruments were much more than just instruments to the Native Americans, they were spiritual symbols and carried a lot of cultural significance for their individual tribes. 

Native Americans put a lot of work and effort into these devices, and even though they didn't have the modern tools and knowledge that we have today, they had what was necessary for their practices. 

Victoria Miranda

Persian Artifacts

Artifacts from the Persian Civilization. Primarily, artifacts from the ruins of Persepolis.

Keidre Hull

The Alamo and Texan Revolution

During the early 1800s American's newly found values of independence and freedom flowed throughout the lands. One of the boldest and most remembered acts was the triumph of Texans at the Alamo February - March of 1836. Through a series of hard fought battles, William B. Travis led a group of Texans to victory. By never giving up these events caught the attention of all America. The creation of the Republic of Texas showed people everywhere that through perseverance and determination people could defy overwhelming odds. 

chris pulido

Hittite Artifacts

Artifacts from the Hittite Civilization

Keidre Hull

Assyrian Artifacts

Artifacts from the Assyrian Civilization

Keidre Hull

Native American Society before 1865

This Collection displays a variety of objects that identify the society of Native Americans with different artifacts, paintings, ceramics and documents; Native Americans were native to America "New world" approximately 20,000 years ago before the European colonization in 1492. Native Americans also lived in different ways based on the climate, region and surroundings; Their concentrations and lifestyle were based upon hunting for food, clothing, family life.

Alexis Grisom

Native American Society before 1865

This Collection displays a variety of objects that identify the society of Native Americans with different artifacts, paintings, ceramics and documents; Native Americans were native to America "New world" approximately 20,000 years ago before the European colonization in 1492. Native Americans also lived in different ways based on the climate, region and surroundings; Their concentrations and lifestyle were based upon hunting for food, clothing, family life.

Alexis Grisom

Native American Society before 1865

This Collection displays a variety of objects that identify the society of Native Americans with different artifacts, paintings, ceramics and documents; Native Americans were native to America "New world" approximately 20,000 years ago before the European colonization in 1492. Native Americans also lived in different ways based on the climate, region and surroundings; Their concentrations and lifestyle were based upon hunting for food, clothing, family life.

Alexis Grisom

The Clothing and Fashion of Elite Women

A quick and easy way to decipher a man or women's social status is through the miscellaneous items they buy and the price they pay for them. As one becomes wealthier through means of career, exploitation, or inheritance, people are able to afford things that were once out of their reach. In turn, they also wish to outwardly show this wealth and make a show of themselves as above or simply superior to others. This can include furnishings, property, and expensive foods - but those things can rarely be paraded to the public, unless they are invited into one's home. Clothing, on the other hand, is a sure fire way to show off one's wealth on a day-to-day basis. 

Women in the 1800s are a prime example of this trend, especially in the clothes they wear. When it came to women's fashion, if one was to wear expensive fabrics (such as Chinese silks or furs from the northern trading routes) a woman could easily be identified as someone of upperclass status. In sharp contrast, cheaper textiles (such as cotton) made in the United States and worn by a United States citizen rather than donning an exported fabric could be identified as middle to lower class. A woman's ability to wear such fine dresses were a reflection of her husband's (or father's) wealth. In addition to these dresses, corsets and hoop skirts (also known as a 'farthingale') were intricately created and worn by these upper class women, where as lower class women would wear simpler sorts or none at all. Necklaces, shoes, and earrings also give us as viewers as well as those of days past a window into the life of the elites, because for many, a glance at fine clothing was all they would ever achieve.

This trend is no different than that of the modern era. These expensive and elitist clothing of the seventeen and eighteen hundreds are merely an older version of what we see today. Just like in this time during and before the Revolutionary War, a women wearing a Vera Wang dress can instantly be recognized as a woman who has money or her own, or money from a rich husband or family. Without this human need to show off one's wealth through personal belongings such as clothing, the eliteist clothing in women would be practically none existent. 

Madison Johnson

American Art

In American history, art was an important aspect of everyday life for the colonists. Their expressions of art came in many forms such as sculptures, paintings, dishes, quilts and metalwork. As showcased on some the collections, they used this artwork to express their views on certain problems they were faced with such as the Stamp Act teapot. For other pieces of artwork it was a way to show off wealth. The dishes and portraits in the collection displayed a form of wealth to colonists in this period of time. Today, arts displayed in homes are still shown as a form of wealth. Although modern art is much different than those shown in this collection, these various forms of art have influenced the art we create today.

Maci Sims

Early Trade

theodore galanos

Puritans Religious Lifestyle

This collection is based on the religious lifestyle in Puritans in the 16th and 17th Century. The puritans left England to create a colony that was based upon the Bible. These images shows that puritans were heavily religious, and lived by everything in the scripture. Through these images men and women had particular ways to dress to meet the standards of the Puritan lifestyle, because they were very strict about what is violating their religion. 

Those who violated their religion where punished in some sort. If you were believed to be doing witchcraft, you were put to death. These punishments were done in the public for everyone to see, so that it could humiliate you for the sin you have committed. 

Below are a list of the images

Pilgrims  Traveling to North America

Puritan Church

Puritan Church

Puritan Bible

Puritan Women Clothing

Puritan Women

Puritan Man 

Puritan Punishment 

Puritan Punishment

Omari Moore

Way of Life in Colonial America

The Colonial Period is very important for the reason that during this period, colonists spent this time forming a better life from their old one, at the same time learning and adapting to the new environment. Children during this period spend most of their childhood learning from their parents, there was not time for school. 

Nonetheless there are numerous innovations and ideas that have evolved and made it into present day society. In my collection of art work there is a mix of a little of everything that ties back to the way of living that took place during the colonial period. Most of these artwork correlate with daily lifestyles and also ways to pass time during the day. 

Hakeem Alfeche

Indian Way of Life

In this collection, you will see items from different Native American tribes. The items are meant to show how Native Americans live and how they try to better themselves. Some of the tribes that will be talked about are the Navajo, the Ojibwa, the Kiowa, the Great Plains, and the Cherokee. The items also have some insight to how the indian tribes interacted with the Europeans and colonists. 

Jesus Gonzalez

The Results of Conspicuous Consumption

During this period most people did not have a surplus of consumer good and kept valuables to a minimum, but during the Consumer Revolution (1690-1750) the concept of conspicuous consumption became popular: in where consumers would try to display their wealth rather than just meet their minimum needs. This is important because this concept can still be seen in today's society in regards to the trends of the everyday consumer. 

tanya bedi

Hot Air Balloon Impact on Culture

The invention of the hot air balloon revolutionized the 18th and 19th century fad culture. After years of skepticism, trial and error; the widespread use of this marvel change the American culture of the day. Once the hot air balloon’s technology was rectified it became clear that this technology was a symbol of wealth. Thousands of news publication displayed futuristic art showing a world of wealthy businessmen riding the newest and trendiest hot air balloon. It became fashionable to go to the air show and watch this balloon in person. Also to ride a hot air balloon became a need to stay with the times. Impact of the print revolution brought widespread awe over the new technology and its representation of the wealthy. This later created the wave of poorer Americans mimicking the culture of the rich in an attempt to display wealth. This also spotlighted the divide between the rich and the poor at the turn of the century.  It impacted women's clothing and hairstyles in a way that showed off their husband’s wealth. This displayed the inequality between men and women. But trends like are similar today. A brand new technology such as a Tesla would be a staple for the rich solely become a staple for the poor. This serves as a lesson to show how we view trend and what’s important.

Donovan Mattox
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