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Aug 2 1923: Stelfox Bee with corresponding field note 2-9-23

Unidentified bee collected by Stelfox on the 2nd of August 1923 at The Dingle, Ireland
Siobhan Leachman
2
 

Ancient Greek Myth: Reinterpreted by African American Artists

In this student activity, analyze the timelessness of myth through three works of art by modern African American artists. Each artist, inspired by Ancient Greek myth, retells stories and reinterprets symbols to explore personal and universal themes. Includes three works of art, summaries of the myths they reference, and discussion questions. Also includes a video about the artist Romare Bearden and his series 'Black Odyssey,' that details Bearden's artistic process, the significance of storytelling in his art, and the lasting importance of 'Black Odyssey.'

Tags: greece

Tess Porter
6
 

Anglerfish: Comparing Reality, Art, and Pop Culture Imagery

This learning resource collection includes anglerfish resources, comparing authentic specimens and live video with artists' illustrations (including some found in popular culture, such as Pixar's "Finding Nemo"). Guiding questions include: What features or characteristics are most prominent in the illustrations? How do these illustrations differ from the photographs? What unique characteristics help the anglerfish to thrive in the deep sea?
Ashley Naranjo
10
 

Money, Money, Money

A examination of currency from various cultures and eras.
Brian Ausland
19
 

American Enterprise: Corporate Era (Great Depression, New Deal)

During the Corporate Era, the United States experienced its most serious economic crisis; in response, political leaders intervened in the economy in innovative ways. In this collection, you’ll explore life during the Great Depression and evaluate New Deal policies by participating in a learning activity the teacher specifies.
Zach Etsch
5
 

The Subway

Artworks, photographs, and other documents relating to the New York subway system.
Phoebe Hillemann
8
 

Natural Resources of Pennsylvania

Which resources are naturally found in Pennsylvania? This collection of resources illustrates various natural resources found throughout Pennsylvania.
See if you can identify them and discuss what they are used for.
Linda Muller
15
 

Investigating a Place: The Pacific Northwest

What defines a place? Is it its people? Economic life? Physical characteristics?

Examine this collection of images from or about the Pacific Northwest (loosely defined as Washington and Oregon states and British Columbia) to answer these questions: What are its unique set of physical and cultural conditions? How do these physical and cultural conditions interact? How does the economy of the PNW connect to its culture and geography? What are the consequences of human activity on the cultural and physical landscape?

Ask students individually or in small groups to create a collection in Learning Lab to represent the physical and cultural characteristics of another place (city, region, state). Using these collections, ask students to write summary statements describing the unique human and physical characteristics of places researched. Discuss student collections and what makes each place unique.

Tags: Portland, Seattle, Oregon, Washington, Vancouver, Native Americans, American Indians, grunge, space needle

Kate Harris
38
 

Civil War Photography

Examine the ways that photographers captured history during the American Civil War.
Thomas Gray
13
 

Baseball: America's Favorite Pastime

A collection of resources depicting players, teams, and equipment used for America's favorite pastime.
Linda Muller
53
 

Teaching with Objects

This collection demonstrates the range of ways that you can teach with historic objects.
HeinzHistoryCenterEducation
21
 

Japanese-American Internment

The resources in this collection depict what life was like for Japanese-Americans living in internment camps during WWII. Student may examine these resources as they address the following questions:

Why were Japanese-Americans moved into internment camps during WWII?
Do you agree with the government's argument that it was necessary for national security?
Did the government violate the rights of American citizens?
Do the events of and surrounding Japanese interment have relevance in America today?
Linda Muller
20
 

Homestead Through the Years

A variety of maps and photos of Homestead, Pa.
Mark Fallon
9
 

Washington

Picture analysis of George Washington
Lynn Haffely
5
 

Perspectives on China: Looking at Photographs to Understand Point of View

This teaching collection includes photographs of China during the first half of the twentieth century by different photographers. First analyze a photograph answering the questions on the handout -- just by looking closely. Then, open the label for the photograph and add additional information. Next, discuss the point of view of the photographer based on your analysis. Finally, research the photographer to learn more about her or her perspective. Why is it important to investigate a topic from more than one perspective?
Stephanie Norby
6
 

Holocaust

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Kim Palermo
9
 

Ancient Rome Daily Life

Click through the everyday artifacts from Ancient Rome. Using this collection, create a work of historical fiction describing the daily life in Rome.
Aubrey Gennari
17
 

World War II Homefront Posters

Using these wartime posters, students will identify the message of each poster. They will determine the effect of the posters on daily life and the way that average citizens were being called to action to help in the war effort. Finally, students should consider the following questions: Why was it important to have a united homefront during the war? What roles do these posters depict for Americans supporting the war? How did these posters affect opinions and actions during wartime?
Kim Palermo
11
 

What Are Those?

Learn about life in early Chinese urban society by analyzing oracle bone divinations, the earliest form of writing in China. Students discuss with their groups what they think these pictures are showing then they compare early Chinese urban society to other Bronze Age societies in this student activity.
Monica Ziemski
6
 

Ancient Greek Trade

The difficult geography in Greece made trade vital to the success and survival of this civilization of city-states.
Matthew Thompson
6
 

Ancient India

Monica Ziemski
9
 

Ancient Egypt: A Variety of Artifacts

A learning collection to be used for student research projects.
Jennifer Costello
55
 

President Portraits

A topical collection of United States presidential portraits. This collection might be best shortened to introduce a specific historical era and the leader(s) of the time, or adapted to show how American leaders wanted to be perceived during their tenure and legacy and how artists depicted them. It includes the National Portrait Gallery's "Reading" Portraiture at a Glance sheet, which offers suggested looking and analyzing questions. It is also includes associated curator and educator talks on the portraits, where possible.
M FUGA
54
 

Women's Suffrage

The Woman's Suffrage movement in America began in 1848 at the Seneca Falls Convention in an effort to enfranchise women.
Jason Smith
30
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