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Soccer/Football/Futbol: The World's Game

I created this collection for families to do together while schools are closed. I will be making a collection a day while we are out of school. Today we will be exploring soccer. The idea is for families to look at the items in the collection and consider what they see in the objects and paintings, what they think, and what they wonder. Families can also watch videos about soccer and learn about some famous players. At the end of the collection I have provided a few ideas for families about what to do next.

If you want to learn more about more about See Think Wonder you can click here to see a video of a teacher using the routine in her classroom.

Ellen Rogers
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Laughter is the Best Medicine

I created this collection for families to do together while schools are closed. I will be making a collection a day while we are out of school. Today we will be exploring laughter. The idea is for families to look at the items in the collection and consider what they see in the objects and paintings, what they think, and what they wonder. Families can also listen to kids' podcast about laughter as well as try not to laugh at a compilation of Elmo's laughter. At the end of the collection I have provided a few ideas for families about what to do next.

If you want to learn more about more about See Think Wonder you can click here to see a video of a teacher using the routine in her classroom.

Ellen Rogers
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The Impact of the Civil War on Society

Students will explore these sources to spark inquiry and investigation about how the Civil War impacted American society. 

  • Students can complete the sorting activity to categorize the images. 
  • Students should select one source they find most intriguing and generate questions  about the source and its related topic by completing the quiz question. 
Tiferet Ani
30
 

Photographer: Siskind, Aaron

#nmahphc

This is a collection of photography from the Photographic History Collection by Aaron Siskind.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: fine art photography, modernism, abstraction, walls, graffiti, rocks, shoreline, jumping, Kentucky, Martha's Vineyard, Photo League, Pleasures and Terrors

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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May the 4th Be With You

I created this collection for families to do together while schools are closed. I will be making a collection a day while we are out of school. Today we will be exploring Star Wars. The idea is for families to look at the items in the collection and consider what they see in the objects and paintings, what they think, and what they wonder. Families can also listen to Star Wars Music as well as exploring the stamps made about the movies. At the end of the collection I have provided a few ideas for families about what to do next.

If you want to learn more about more about See Think Wonder you can click here to see a video of a teacher using the routine in her classroom.

Ellen Rogers
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Resistance to School Desegregation

This playlist on Resistance to School Desegregation is designed for self-guided learning with intermittent check-ins for high school age students. The learning tasks are divided over five days, designed for 30-35 minutes per day, and build on each other. However, students are able to work on this playlist at their own pace. They will engage with primary and secondary sources as well as visual, video, and written texts. Students have the option to complete the tasks online by connecting through Google classroom or access Google doc versions of each formative and summative assessments for work online and/or offline. By the end of the week, students will write an analytical essay.

National Museum of American History
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Holocaust

This is a Learning Lab analyzing 15 pictures on the Holocaust with five embedded questions.

Joseph Lewis
15
 

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You: St. Patty's Day Fun

I created this collection for families to do together while schools are closed. I will be making a collection a day while we are out of school. Today we will be exploring St. Patrick's Day. The idea is for families to look at the items in the collection and consider what they see in the objects and paintings, what they think, and what they wonder. Families can also watch a free Brainpop video about St. Patrick's Day, read articles about magic folk, and listen to the read aloud Rainbow Fish. At the end of the collection I have provided a few ideas for families about what to do next.

If you want to learn more about more about See Think Wonder you can click here to see a video of a teacher using the routine in her classroom.

Ellen Rogers
40
 

Subject: Photographers at Work

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This is an assortment of photographs depicting photographers at work, studios and businesses, advertising for photography business and services, business cards and press passes, and equipment on location.

See also People with Cameras and Portraits of Photographers.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords (subject): photographs and cameras, photographers on site, photography studio, photography gallery, photographic gallery, photographic studio, photography business, working photographer, advertisement, daguerreotypist, ambrotypist, tintypist, ferrotype gallery, tintype gallery, floating gallery, certificate, awards, patch, insignia

Keyword (photography): gelatin silver print, stereoview, stereograph, real photo postcard, ephemera, press print, cabinet card, carte-de-visite, combination print, combination photography, broadside


NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Subject: Museums

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This is an assortment of photographs from the Photographic History Collection related to museum activities, museum interiors and exteriors, and museum education.

For other images and Smithsonian-related museum activities, search collections.si.edu and siarchives.si.edu.

Keywords (subject): museum architecture, museum exterior, museum interior, museum gallery, exhibition, framed art works, paintings, sculptures, guests, visitors, museum education, museum learning, museum socializing, natural history museum, art museum, The Met, Boston, Washington, DC, The Castle

Keywords (photograph): gelatin silver print, reportage, press print, stereoview, real photo postcard, street photography, documentary photography, fine art photography

Other related Learning Lab collections include, Art Making and DisplayPhotographers at Work, and Portraits of Photographers.

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Subject: Eateries

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This is a sampling of photographs related to dining out from the Photographic History Collection.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: restaurant, cafe, bar, dining room, diner, waiter, waitress, serving staff, hostess, ice cream shop, burger joint, pizza joint, pizzeria, food court, cafeteria, food hall, drive-through, fast food, coffee shop, saloon, canteen, chop house, grill, lunch room, watering hole, inn, dive, drive in, donut house, greasy spoon, hamburger stand, luncheonette, night club, soda fountain, deli, bistro, automat, tea house, beer garden, biergarten

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Subject: Disaster, Tragedy, and Crisis

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This is an assortment of photographs related to disasters and crisis from the Photographic History Collection.

Not included in this collection are war photography or September 11, 2001. See Learning Lab collection September 11, 2001 for photographs from that historical event. The Learning Lab collection, Firefighting contains many more stereoview/stereograph images of the Great Boston Fire.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: disaster, tragedy, crisis, refugee, flood, fire, famine, freeze, tornado, hurricane, tsunami, car crash, airplane crash, windstorm, dam break, ship wreck, earthquake, ice pack, typhoon, tsunami

Keywords (photography): press print, photojournalism, current events, real photo postcard


NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Subject: Firefighting

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This is an assortment of photographs from the Photographic History Collection related to firefighting and firefighters.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: fire, firefighter, firefighting, fireman, firemen, rescue, first responder, parade, helmet, safety gear,  public safety, hero, fire house, fire wagon, fire truck, September 11, 2001, 9/11, Ground Zero, World Trade Center, tragedy, house fire, fire investigation

Keywords (photography): press print, daguerreotype, ambrotype, real photo postcard, chromogenic print, color photography

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Subject: Baseball

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This is a selection of photographs from the Photographic History Collection related to baseball and baseball players.

For additional objects and images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: baseball, baseball player, bat, mitt, glove, baseball diamond, baseball field, scoreboard, World Series, baseball uniform, umpire, baseball team, baseball team owner, baseball fan

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Subject: Healthcare

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This collection of photographs from the Photographic History Collection related to the topic of medicine and healthcare covers a wide range of medical and healthcare relate topics. The photographs were created in a variety of formats and process with a range of styles, genres, and intended use, including entertainment.

Search for additional images at collections.si.edu. 

Keywords (healthcare): nurses, doctors, dentist, medical care professional, hospital, sanatoriums, clinics, first aid, mental health, surgery, x-rays, ambulance, cast, crutches, wheelchair, vaccination, immunization, diseases, fundraising, nursing home, child birth, surgery, patients, alternate medicine, epidemic

Keywords (photography): portraiture, photo journalism, documentary photography, snapshot photography, real photo postcards, motion pictures, albums, fine art photography, press prints, stereoviews, stereograph

The Lauren Greenfield collection in Learning Lab features her photographs related women's weight, mental health, and psychological challenges. The J. Ross Baughman collection in Learning Lab features photographs related to his series Beautified which includes photographs of breast surgery, eyelid surgery, and other medical procedures. The Photographic History Collection also has images of breastfeeding. 

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Subject: Night

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This is an assortment of photographs from the Photographic History Collection related to the night, made at night, night shift workers, and photographs made with experimental light at night.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: moon, dark, lights, nighttime, sky, night shift, flashlight, fire light, camp fire

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Who "Cares?"

What does a comparison of the collections of Smithsonian's  Museum of American History, Division of Science and Medicine   (Washington, D.C.) 

and its local affiliate the Western Reserve Historical Society (Cleveland, Ohio) 

tell us about Collecting and the recognition of women in medicine and Science?

Kimberly Lenahan
23
 

Special Women

This collection identifies connections between the NMAH Medicine and Science and Cleveland Women who played pivotal roles in the development of health care specialty fields.

Kimberly Lenahan
3
 

MLK: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

I created this collection for families to do together while schools are closed. I will be making a collection a day while we are out of school. Today we will be exploring the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. The idea is for families to look at the items in the collection and consider what they see in the objects and paintings, what they think, and what they wonder. Families can also watch a free Brainpop video about him as well as his speeches. As a family you can talk about how these pictures tell a story of the life of MLK. What story does it tell? What mgiht be missing? At the end of the collection I have provided a few ideas for families about what to do next.

If you want to learn more about more about See Think Wonder you can click here to see a video of a teacher using the routine in her classroom.

Ellen Rogers
50
 

Young People Affecting Politics

Throughout American History, young people have led, influenced, and defined the outcomes of our elections and politics. By organizing, lobbying, advocating, protesting, and voting, young voices supply our democracy with a never-ending source of fresh ideas, concerns, and hopes. This tradition continues today, as voters ages 18 to 24 make up the biggest potential voting bloc in modern elections.

This Learning Lab collection can be used in conjunction with a short video that challenges young people to reflect on and discuss “What will you stand for?” Find the video and additional resources here: https://historyexplorer.si.edu...

This video is part of a series of short films from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History that looks at how young people have historically shaped public opinion and outcomes. These brief videos help young people learn from the civic actions of youth in the past to become thoughtful, informed, and active participants in their democracy today. Through historical stories of youth engaged in our elections and politics, these videos show how youth have made history through civic action and challenge today’s young people to continue shaping their democracy. 

Wright Library
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LGBT Rights and History

This teaching collection contains resources to support a more inclusive United States history curriculum. It includes documents, videos, and websites related to the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans-, and other sexual minorities) movement. The collection is divided into the following themes:

-People

-Pride and Diversity of Experiences (reflecting a range of LGBT identities)

-History, Challenges, and Accomplishments

-Additional Resources

This is a work-in-progress based on the digitized materials within the Smithsonian Learning Lab's collection--it is not meant to be wholly definitive or authoritative.

Wright Library
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Elementary U.S. Government

This playlist on U.S. government is designed for self-guided learning with intermittent check-ins for elementary age students. The learning tasks are divided over five days, designed for 30-35 minutes per day, and build on each other. However, students are able to work on this playlist at their own pace. Students have the option to complete the tasks online by connecting through Google classroom or access Google doc versions of each formative and summative assessments for work online and/or offline. By the end of the week, students choose one of three inquiry questions and answer it using the claim, support, question thinking routine.

  • Formative assessments are represented by a chevron (Learning Check In and Tasks).
  • Summative assessments are represented by a circle (Final Task).
  • Google doc versions of all formative and summative assessments are in the tiles immediately after the digital versions. 

*Social Studies and Visual Arts standards vary by state for elementary grades. We recommend educators and caregivers consult their student and child's state standards for these two subjects.

National Museum of American History
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Smithsonian Social Studies Online: Who are 'We, the People'? / Smithsonian Estudios Sociales en Línea:¿Quién es ‘Nosotros, el Pueblo’?

This collection contains lesson plans and resources from across the Smithsonian to help students critically examine this essential question through multiple Social Studies content areas. 

Esta colección contiene planes de lecciones y recursos de todo el Smithsonian para ayudar a estudiantes a examinar críticamente esta esencial pregunta a través de múltiples areas de contenido en Estudios Sociales.

National Museum of American History
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Subject: Storefronts and shop windows

#nmahphc

This is an assortment of photographs from the Photographic History Collection related to storefronts and shop windows.

For photographs related to domestic windows, see Learning Lab collection, Window Views.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Please, note this collection will expand as images are identified and added.

Keywords (subject): window, window frames, window glass, window reflections, humor, business, advertising, store, shop, shopping, walking down the street, businessmen, businesswomen, architecture, downtown, Main Street, First Street, High Street

Keywords (photography):  street photography, documentary photography, photojournalism, reportage, composition, black and white photography, color photography, real photo postcards, gelatin silver print, stereoview, stereograph, 

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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