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Stamp Stories: Philatelic Images of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War

Smithsonian Education
In this online workshop, Museum Educator Jeff Meade uses images on United States postage stamps to create topical stamp collections based on the theme of Abraham Lincoln and Civil War history. Presented by: Jeff Meade School & Tours Coordinator National Postal Museum Original Airdate: February 4, 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

Changing Cultures and Environment in the Arctic: Prehistory to Modern Times

Smithsonian Education
Fitzhugh will lead you on an exploration of the impact of climate change on northern peoples, both ancient and modern. Using case studies of groups like the Vikings, the ancient Mongolians, Eskimos, and modern residents of arctic regions, he'll discuss with you the range of human interactions with the environment in the frozen north—a frontline of studies of climate change. Presented by: Bill Fitzhugh Curator of Archaeology; Director, Arctic Studies Center National Museum of Natural History 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

Educating for Global Competence: Why does it matter today? What does it look like in Student Work?

Smithsonian Education
This session examines how to prepare our youth for an increasingly interdependent world. Specifically, we will explore what it means to be a globally competent person and what global competence looks like in students' work. Presented by: Veronica Boix Mansilla Chair of the Future of Learning Institute at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Project at Harvard Project Zero, the founder of the Latin American Initiative for Understanding and Development (L@titud), and a Fellow at the Asia Society Original Airdate: March 16, 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.

The Continuing Importance of Black History Month

Smithsonian Education
Carter G. Woodson established the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915 to publish scientific information about the critical role the black race played in the history of civilization. In 1926, the association announced the first Negro History Week. In 1976, it held the first Black History Month. The Smithsonian kicks off its celebration of this years Black History Month with a keynote address by Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Bunch, a scholar who brings history to the people, has spent nearly thirty years in the museum field. This is the third feature event in the Smithsonian Heritage Month series Sharing Stories/ Sharing Heritage, which explores the ways objects and stories connect us to our heritage and to each other, and which celebrates the intersection of culture and oral tradition among communities. Sponsors: National Museum of African American History and Culture, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies, and Smithsonian Heritage Months Steering Committee Sunday, February 3, 2008 3 PM Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery, Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium

How to Make a "Music Memories" Family Storybook (Demonstration)

Smithsonian Education
Capture a special "music memory" to reside between the ear covers of this accordion-style book. Materials required: Tape Glue Stick Scissors Drawing Paper Ear print-out Coloring and writing materials Click the link to download printable instructions and ears for this book: http://smithsonianeducation.org/heritage_month/books/Kitchen-Memory_instructions.pdf

Video Gaming with a Purpose: Meet a Smithsonian Museum Game Designer

Smithsonian Education
Your students play games for fun but do they know that you can play to learn STEM concepts – and still have fun. In this chat with Smithsonian digital interactive designer Cody Coltharp, they will play games about a historical event— the first manned flight—and about algorithmic sorting. Cody will explain the kinds of skills he uses to do this work, his educational background, and share insights into designing games for the Smithsonian. Students will be able to ask questions and play with these free, easy to use, Smithsonian activities. To preview the activities that will be demonstrated see: The First Flight online interactive: https://s.si.edu/wright CURIO Print and Play collection: https://s.si.edu/curio2 -- In celebration of Computer Science Education Week (December 3-9, 2018), join us for a conversation highlighting computer science at work within the Smithsonian.

Digitizing the Donor Experience: Exploring the Use of Digital Collections

Smithsonian Education
Digitizing the Donor Experience: Exploring the Use of Digital Collections to Build a New Culture of Philanthropy in the Museum Presented to Smithsonian staff members as a presentation at the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access on September 24, 2019 by Romilly Beard, Fellow in Museum Practice (2019). The video explores the following questions: How can we increase impact by using digital museum objects to connect with peoples' stories? With limited resources, how should you prioritize what objects get digitized? How can digitized objects affect levels of donors' giving? How can smaller regional museums leverage digitized resources to affect geographic impact? How can organizations partner with other museums, and their digital objects, to complement a collection and tell a broader story?

Teacher Preview Session: Inauguration Classroom Tools

Smithsonian Education
Help your students make connections to current events and become active witnesses to history. In this panel session, you'll hear from three Smithsonian educators about interactive and ready-to-use resources for the classroom that explore the role of the presidency and highlight historic inaugural ceremonies of the past. Presented by: Carrie Kotcho, National Museum of American History Elizabeth K. Eder, Ph.D., Smithsonian American Art Museum Ashley Naranjo, Smithsonian Center for Learning & Digital Access Original Airdate: January 7, 2013 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

Tagore for All Seasons

Smithsonian Education
Santiniketan to Smithsonian: A Tribute to Tagore Udaya Narayana Singh Pro-Vice Chancellor, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, India Udaya Narayana Singh is pro-vice-chancellor at the Visva-Bharati, where he joined as Tagore Chair in June 2009. In addition to 150 research papers on linguistics and the sociology of language, he has published four collections of poems and twelve plays in the Maithili language and six books of essays and two collections of poems in Bengali. He is currently leading a team that is compiling a chronological compendium of Tagore's works. He has taught linguistics, English, translation studies, and comparative literature at the universities of Delhi, Baroda, Surat, and Hyderabad. ----- 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: Sunday, May 29, 2011

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

Smithsonian Education
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

Sink or Float: Water and Design Solutions

Smithsonian Education
People around the world are confronted with rising water, drought conditions, increased weather extremes and are challenged by the need for sustainable energy resources. From increasing access to water to helping people respond to changing environments, designers are responding with innovative solutions ranging from floating houses to energy produced by ocean waves. Presented by: Cynthia E. Smith, Curator of Socially Responsible Design and Caroline Payson, Educator at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Original Airdate: February 8, 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.

Archiving a Community’s Stories: The Dale-Patterson Family Collection

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The Anacostia Community Museum explores the lives and stories of everyday people as a lens to understand a rapidly changing community. Here, archivist Jennifer Morris and artist, community historian, and donor Dianne Dale discuss how the Dale-Patterson Family Collection tells the story of four generations of the family, giving context to the larger story of the Anacostia neighborhood community.

Marinera Norteña with Dayan Aldana

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Peruvian singer Dayan Aldana, now based in Centreville, Virginia, performed at the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival's Community Days, honoring the changing traditions of Peruvians in the United States. She was joined by two young Marinera norteña dancers, Leonardo Ochoa and Alesandra Zavala. http://festival.si.edu Editing: Brian Hart Videography: Gabrielle Robinson-Tillenburg, Claudia Romano, David Barnes, Pruitt Allen, Andrea Curran [Catalog No. CFV10750; Copyright 2015 Smithsonian Institution]

Ecos de Borinquen perform "Mujer Borinqueña"

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Traditional Puerto Rican jíbaro music is often improvised, sung poetry. At the core of the traditional song repertoire are the seis (in which the song form is based on six lines) and the aguinaldo (which is based on a decimal, or ten-line stanza). The aguinaldo is well-suited for detailed lyrical narratives of Puerto Rican history and culture and Biblical stories. Here Miquel Santiago-Diaz, founder of Ecos de Borinquen and one-time Puerto Rican national trovador (troubadour, or singer of seis and aguinaldo) demonstrates the aguinaldo style from the town of Orocovis with "Mujer Borinqueña," a song extolling the virtues of a Puerto Rican woman. [Catalog No. CFV10012; Copyright 2005 Smithsonian Institution]

Wedding Traditions from the Szék Region of Transylvania

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
One day during the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, a group of participants in the Hungarian Heritage program staged a wedding procession wearing costumes typical of the Szék region of Transylvania, Romania. The ceremony involved good-humoured trickery including false brides and teasing songs. Bride: Imola Zsoldos from Szék in Transylvania, Romania Groom: István Berecz from Hungary Bridesmaid: Viola Balogh from Hungary Videography: Kylie Shryock Sound: Sara Legg Editing: Kylie Shryock and Alexander Jusdanis [Catalog No. CFV10573; Copyright 2013 Smithsonian Institution]

The World’s First LGBTQ Mariachi

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Carlos Samaniego and Natalia Melendez are founding members of Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles, named for the rainbow flag—a symbol of LGBTQ identity—and the city that makes their group possible. Read more: https://s.si.edu/2JO0wO7 Producer: Daniel Sheehy Director: Charlie Weber Story and editing: Matthew Archibald [Catalog No. CFV11078; © Smithsonian Institution, 2018]

Brus Rubio: Combining Cultures and Communicating through Art

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Amazonian painter Brus Rubio creates abstract scenes of Huitoto-Bora myths, local stories, and songs in addition to singing and playing the manguaré, a pair of drums made from tree trunks. festival.si.edu Production and Editing: Claudia Romano Filmography: Pruitt Allen [Catalog No. CFV10736; Copyright 2015 Smithsonian Institution]

Los Pleneros de la 21 demonstrate the drums used in the plena

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Plena is an Afro-Latino tradition that developed out of bomba music around the beginning of the 20th century in southern Puerto Rico. Plena lyrics are narrative. They convey stories about events, address topical themes, often comment on political protest movements, and offer satirical commentaries. Plena instrumentation has changed greatly over the years, but the one indispensable and defining element is the pandereta, a round hand drum that comes in different sizes. The smallest of them is the requinto, which improvises over the rhythm of the other drums. The members of Los Pleneros de la 21 demonstrate the pandereta and explain its role in plena music. [Catalog No. CFV10008; Copyright 2007 Smithsonian Institution]

Dancing Gombey

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dancing Gombey at the 2001 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. [Catalog No. - CFV10189; Copyright - 2009 Smithsonian Institution]

NOKA and Mikel Markez at the 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
NOKA is a Basque American vocal trio based in Chino, California. At the 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C., they were joined by Basque guitarist Mikel Markez. Singers Andrea Miren Bidart, Cathy Petrissans, and Begoña Echeverria use Euskara to entertain but also seamlessly educate their audiences about the history and condition of the Basque language, its nuances—such as the now rare form of feminine address that is their namesake—and the Basque American immigrant experience. Lyrics: Aita nuen saltzaile /// My father was my seller Ama diruen artzaile /// My mother, the money taker Anaia Bernardo /// My brother, Bernardo Mairu-errira entregatzaile /// Manager of the village Moors Saldu nenduen dirutan ere /// He sold me for money Aunitzetan dirutan /// A lot of money Neunek pisa-ala /// For my weight in gold Urretan bi ezti kupeletan /// And two barrels of honey Saldu nenduen /// He sold me Neure alaba /// My daughter Zer dun orrela nigarrez? /// Why do you cry like that? Ire yauntziak eginik /// Your clothes will be made Urre ta zilarrez /// Of silver and gold Andre Emili, andre, gora /// My wife, Emili, go up Orai ez arto-jorra /// There is no more corn Ogirik orra hain guti /// And so little bread Zoaz Mairu herrin gora /// Go up to the Moors’ village Camera: Pruitt Allen, Andrea Curran, Joshua Davis, Ryan Shank Editor: Ryan Shank Sound Recordist: David Walker [Catalog No. CFV10843; Copyright 2016 Smithsonian Institution]

La Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen de Paucartambo

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
La Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen de Paucartambo represents a much larger celebration in Paucartambo, Peru that honors the town's patron saint, the Virgin Mamacha Carmen, with contradanza line dance. http://fesitval.si.edu Filmography: Brian Hart, Marisol Medina-Cadena, Gabrielle Robinson-Tillenburg, and Claudia Romano. Editing: Courtney Adkisson

Fred Wesley and the New JBs

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Fred Wesley, legendary jazz trombonist and former band leader for James Brown, brings the funk to the Motor City Stage with his band The New JBs. This performance was recorded live at the 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Videography by Michael Headley, David Barnes, and Charles Weber; editing by Michael Headley. [Catalog No. - CFV10365; Copyright - 2011 Smithsonian Institution]

Happenstance Theater’s Homage to the Circus

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Read more: http://festival.si.edu/blog/essentialism-takes-the-stage-happenstance-theater-s-homage-to-the-circus Production: Charlie Weber, Hae-Yang Chang Interview: Wilson Korges, Sean Baker [Catalog No. CFV10924; Copyright 2017, Smithsonian Institution]

Peace Corps Volunteers on Perceptions of Americans

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
African American Peace Corps volunteer Richard Campbell and Japanese American volunteer Shunpei Igushi talk about how they have experienced perceptions and generalized ideas of Americans during their service. Video edited by Aurelie Beatley. [Catalog No. - CFV10354; Copyright - 2011 Smithsonian Institution]
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