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The Spanish Flu

This collection consists of artifacts of the Spanish Flu and explains how the Spanish Flu changed our government.
Jeramy Perez
10
 

Secretary Henry - Castle Stories

In honor of our 14th Secretary, Lonnie G. Bunch III, we are exploring the relationship of Secretary Henry and the Smithsonian Castle Building in this collection. He was not an advocate of building at all, so these images explore his life and research in the building he tried so hard to not build. My favorite resources for this collection are found at the Smithsonian Archives blog: https://siarchives.si.edu/history/joseph-henry and https://siarchives.si.edu/history/featured-topics/henry/joseph-henrys-life

Colleen Morith
13
 

Women's Roles During the Civil War

Learning resource collection, in which students identify women's homefront and battlefront roles during the American Civil War, as depicted in Harper's Weekly and a short video from the Smithsonian Channel.
Ashley Naranjo
11
 

If You Build the Collection, They Will Come

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 baseball. 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 baseball, watch a video about the Jackie Robinson, and learn about women's baseball. 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
51
 

Easy PZ: See / Think / Wonder (Iceman Crucified #4)

Each Easy PZ collection includes an artwork or museum object and a recorded webinar demonstrating how to use it to develop students' skills with a Harvard Project Zero thinking routine. Supplementary resources provide context relevant to understanding the featured artwork or object.

This collection models the routine "See / Think / Wonder" with an artwork from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. #visiblethinking #saamteach

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
15
 

Easy PZ: See / Think / Wonder (Tenement Flats)

Each Easy PZ collection includes an artwork or museum object and a recorded webinar demonstrating how to use it to develop students' skills with a Harvard Project Zero thinking routine. Supplementary resources provide context relevant to understanding the featured artwork or object.

This collection models the routine "See / Think / Wonder" with an artwork from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. #visiblethinking #saamteach

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
14
 

Finding Alaska

This collection provides some information on some different explorers of Alaska, how it was found, and how it is part of the states today. There are also some artifacts showing a little bit of the Alaskan natives' culture.

Angelin Abraham
13
 

Sailors 1494

Carlos Portanova
10
 

Civil Rights Movement by Yash Singh

This is my collection regarding the Civil Rights Movement.

Yash Singh
10
 

Immigration Policy in the Cold War

This playlist on immigration policy during the cold war 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 a letter to President Johnson to demonstrate their understanding of the passing and impact of the Hart-Celler Act.

National Museum of American History
60
 

America'a Role in the Fall of the Weimar Republic

#TeachingInquiry


Jessica Gustafson
6
 

Digital Museum Resources for the High School Ethnic Studies Classroom (City of Austin Parks & Recreation)

This collection includes digital museum resources and replicable activities that will serve as a springboard for discussion during the Exploration of Ethnic Studies workshop at the  City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department on October 29-30, 2019. The collection models how digital museum resources can be leveraged to support critical thinking and deeper learning for high school Ethnic Studies curricula. The collection can be copied and adapted for use in your own classroom. 

This collection was co-created with Ashley Naranjo.  This program received Federal support from the Latino and Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pools, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.

#EthnicStudies


Philippa Rappoport
52
 

Picturing Community


Robyn Cross
7
 

Harlem Heroes

These selections offer a glimpse of the cultural richness and breadth of the Harlem Renaissance, and the contributions each figure made in shaping issues of identity and articulating black culture. 

Shantelle Jones-Williams
15
 

A House Divided: Reconstruction

Political leaders and parties in the tense time after the Civil War proposed various plans for Reconstruction. By observing artwork of this period, students will learn how these plans affected the South (and North) and relationships between people of different races and geographic regions.

You will find guiding questions included in the additional text section of each artwork.

Shantelle Jones-Williams
5
 

Subject: Agriculture

#nmahphc

This is an assortment of photographs from the Photographic History Collection broadly related to agriculture. The photographs seen here were created with a variety of formats and process, and for a variety of purposes by amateur and professional photographers.

For additional related photographs, see Learning Lab collections Eateries, Kitchens, Food, and Meals and Eating.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: barns, farms, crops, fields, plows, tractors, farmers, agriculture workers, horses, wagons, animal husbandry, cows, pigs, chickens, field hands, fences, hay, hay bale, hay stack, rakes, hoes, gardens, windmill, water trough, digging, orchard, ranch

NMAH Photographic History Collection
106
 

Cuban Balseros: Using Art and Artifact to Explore an American Immigration Story

This teaching collection helps students think critically and globally about migration,  using two objects from 1992: a screenprint, "Fragile Crossing," by Cuban American artist Luis Cruz Azaceta, and a small Cuban raft that was intercepted off the coast of Florida.

Using Project Zero Visible Thinking and Global Thinking Routines, students will consider the personal, local and global contexts in which these objects were created, the larger story they tell, and why they matter. 

Included here are the screenprint from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, a video with Grant Czubinski (Anacostia Community Museum) and Ranald Woodaman (Smithsonian Latino Center), two suggested Thinking Routines - "See, Think, Wonder" and "The 3 Y's" - from Harvard's Project Zero Artful Thinking and Global Thinking materials, an article on Cuban balseros by Natalie Catasus, and a Learning Lab collection about the work of Luis Cruz Azaceta. 

For use in Social Studies, Ethnic Studies, Spanish, English, American History, Art History classes

#LatinoHAC #EthnicStudies




Philippa Rappoport
6
 

Who is Andrew Jackson?

Students, in groups of 4, analyze images of Andrew Jackson prior to learning about him. Students should make guesses on this man's personality, job, home, family, etc. to build schema and intrigue students to learn about Jackson's life.

Christine Wilson
6
 

Human Evolution - Human Diets

This Smithsonian Science How learning collection, from Q?rius at the National Museum of Natural History, is part of a distance learning program at http://qrius.si.edu/explore-science/webcast This collection focuses on the significance diet for human evolution. Targeted at middle schoolers, the collection invites students into an authentic understanding of the evidence for early meat-eating in humans. Anthropologist Dr. Briana Pobiner is featured as an expert explainer. The collection includes an interactive webcast video with discussion questions, cross-cutting activities, an independent project, and other resources for teachers and students.

Key Terms: paleoanthropology, fossil, archaeology, human evolution, extinction, taxonomy, phylogeny

Key Concepts:

- What it means to be human

- Diet and culture of early humans

- Interpreting the family tree of humans

- Factors shaping human evolution

- Technology used by paleoanthropologists

Sara Abbott
14
 

Easy PZ: Claim / Support / Question (Trailblazer (A Dream Deferred))

Each Easy PZ collection includes an artwork or museum object and a recorded webinar demonstrating how to use it to develop students' skills with a Harvard Project Zero thinking routine. Supplementary resources provide context relevant to understanding the featured artwork or object.

This collection models the routine "Claim / Support / Question" with a portrait from the National Portrait Gallery. #visiblethinking #npgteach

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
15
 

Reform Movements of the 1800s

As we begin to learn about antislavery (abolition), the women's rights movement, education reform, labor reform, and other movements of the 1800s, consider how these items and images speak for history.

Elaine Levia
17
 

Voting in America

Voicing your on opinion on voting in America based on the artwork seen.

Eileen Evertz
4
 

Humans and the Footprints We Leave: Smithsonian-Montgomery College Faculty Fellowship 2020 Opening Panel Resources

This collection serves as an introduction to the opening panel of the 2020 Smithsonian-Montgomery College Faculty Fellowship Program. This year's theme is “Humans and the Footprints We Leave: Climate Change and Other Critical Challenges." Three Smithsonian staff members will present at the session, including Igor Krupnik (Curator of Arctic and Northern Ethnology collections and Head of the Ethnology Division at the National Museum of Natural History), Alison Cawood (Citizen Science Coordinator at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center), and Ashley Peery (Educator for the exhibition "Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World, " at the National Museum of Natural History). Their bios, presentation descriptions, and other resources are included inside.

As you explore these resources, be sure to jot down any questions you have for the presenters. It is sure to be a fascinating and fruitful seminar series!

#MCteach

Philippa Rappoport
17
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