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CoPilotCulturallyLinquisticallyDiverseHistoryMakers

This collection was created to support an online class for elementary teachers focusing on culturally and linguistically diverse history makers.

Christy Howard
11
 

Four Women Who Made American History

Because of Her Story presents a YouTube miniseries where students speak with Smithsonian curators about four women who shaped American history and culture.

These videos were created for a middle school audience and above.

See more YouTube videos from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative, Because of Her Story. #BecauseOfHerStory

Because Of Her Story
11
 

Why Is Celia Cruz Called the Queen of Salsa?

Celia Cruz celebrated her Cuban American identity as one of the first women salsa singers. 

Because of Her Story presents a YouTube miniseries where students speak with Smithsonian curators about four women who shaped American history and culture. In Why Is Celia Cruz Called the Queen of Salsa?,Mincy, a student, speaks with Ariana A. Curtis, curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

See more YouTube videos from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative, Because of Her Story. #BecauseOfHerStory

Because Of Her Story
23
 

How Did Angela Davis Inspire a Movement?

In 1970, activist Angela Davis was charged with murder. A movement arose to free her, and her time in jail Her time in jail inspired her to work to change the prison system. 

Because of Her Story presents a YouTube miniseries where students speak with Smithsonian curators about four women who shaped American history and culture. In How Did Angela Davis Inspire a Movement?, Kemi, a student, talks with Kelly Elaine Navies, oral historian at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

See more YouTube videos from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative, Because of Her Story.#BecauseOfHerStory

Because Of Her Story
22
 

How Did Mia Hamm Inspire More Women to Play Sports?

Mia Hamm helped popularize soccer in the U.S. and inspire a new generation of athletes.

Because of Her Story presents a YouTube miniseries where students speak with Smithsonian curators about four women who shaped American history and culture. In How Did Mia Hamm Inspire More Women to Play Sports?, Kamau, a student, speaks with Eric Jentsch, curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, about Hamm's legacy.

See more YouTube videos from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative, Because of Her Story. #BecauseOfHerStory

Because Of Her Story
12
 

How Did Kitty Cone Change Disability Rights?

In 1977, 13 years before the American with Disabilities Act, Kitty Cone and other disability rights activists occupied a federal building in San Francisco. They demanded the government protect their rights.

Because of Her Story presents a YouTube miniseries where students speak with Smithsonian curators about four women who shaped American history and culture. In How Did Kitty Cone Change Disability Rights?, Ren, a student, speaks with Katherine Ott, curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, about why Cone’s work matters.

See more YouTube videos from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative, Because of Her Story. #BecauseOfHerStory

Because Of Her Story
17
 

Subject: The Beach

#nmahphc

This is a selection of photographs from the Photographic History Collection related to the beach.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords (subject): beach, beaches, sand, shore, shoreline, boardwalk, ocean, sea, lake, bathing suit, bathing costume, swimsuit, sandcastle, Miami, Atlantic City, pier, dock, swimming, beach umbrella, tanning, tan line, sunbathing, tourism, vacation, holiday

Keywords (photography): snapshot, fine art photographs, documentary photography, souvenir photography, stereoview, stereograph, glass plate negative, advertising, press print, nude study, Pictorailism, Burk Uzzle, Rudolph Eickemeyer, Jr, Elliot Erwitt, Ray K. Metzker, Edward Weston

NMAH Photographic History Collection
93
 

In Mid-Sentence at the National Portrait Gallery

Photographs are often replete with words that remain unheard. “In Mid-Sentence” presents a selection of photographs from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s collection that depict moments of communication: intimate confessions, public speeches, exchanged jokes, political confrontations, lectures and more. Photographs featured in this exhibition encapsulate pivotal moments, such as John F. Kennedy’s televised speech for the 1960 Democratic National Convention or Walter Cronkite’s clandestine 1971 meeting with Daniel Ellsberg at the time of the publication of the “Pentagon Papers.” The exhibition provides the missing script for these otherwise silent voices, granting another means for understanding these interactions by placing them within their socio-historical contexts. The exhibition is curated by Leslie Ureña, associate curator of photographs, National Portrait Gallery.

#NPGTeach

Briana White
25
 

The Ontario Lakers: Teamwork in Urban Environments

Did you know that Washington, DC had their very own Lakers? No, not those Lakers.

The Ontario Lakers were a community sports team based in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. This collection aims to get kids thinking about teamwork and how outdoor environments can be designed to make a place for community. Discover more about the Ontario Lakers in the sources and suggested activities below.

Included here is a photograph of the Ontario Lakers playing ground, a baseball signed by the team and interviews with Mary and Ronald Pierce (sister and brother to Walter Pierce, the leader of the Ontario Lakers). The sources are from the Anacostia Community Museum and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

  • Study the museum sources to learn about the Ontario Lakers.
  • "What's the Story" encourages students to think about the big ideas represented in the sources by analysing a sample news article and answering comprehension questions using the Harvard Project Zero thinking routines.
    • Extension task: Write an article for the your student newspaper about a team (eg. sports team, scout troop, gardening group) in your city or neighborhood or city. Does this team make your neighborhood a better place? Why? In what ways?
  • The "5W and 1 H" activity is a guided reflection on the social and emotional benefits of being part of a team.
  • By taking a walk "In Your Community," students can discover the continued relevance of the situations faced by the Ontario Lakers: how urban communities inhabit outdoor places and how common resources can build community.
  • These ideas are put into action with the "Plan a Park" activity, as students are empowered make decistions that transform their neighborhood.


#MuseumFromHome #ChildrenAsCitizens #UrbanPlanning #Environment #Baseball

Celine Romano
12
 

Photographer: Grob, Marco

#nmahphc

This is a collection of photographs by photographer Marco Grob from his series, Beyond 9/11: Portraits of Resilience, published in Time magazine on September 9, 2011.

The photographs are large, depicting his subjects larger than life-sized. Here is a mix of public officials, members of the armed forces, and private citizens, with varied roles, experiences, and traumas related to life after September 11, 2001. 

Copyright held by Time Magazine and Marco Grob.

Keywords: portraiture, journalism, teddy bear, political intrigue, political policy, military policy, veteran, injured, disabled veteran, interpreter, national leaders, intelligence community, spy, protest, grieving mother, religion, patriotism, memorial, tribute, national reflection, Iraq, Muslim, chaplain, helmet, 9/11

NMAH Photographic History Collection
18
 

The Toaster: Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

This collection was made for a Kindergarten Class that was exploring a common object, a toaster. The class started by using a thinking routine from Agency by Design, a part of Harvard Graduate School of Education's Project Zero. The used the thinking routine Parts, Purposes, Complexities to thinking deeply about the toaster and generate questions about it. This collection provides additional toasters from different time periods to push the Kinder student inquiry further. The use of the thinking routine See, Think, Wonder also helps generate thinking about the objects.

Ellen Rogers
29
 

Photographer: Tartt, Jo

#nmahphc

This is a collection of photographs from the Photographic History Collection of Polaroids by Jo Tartt, Jr. These photographs depict newspapers in newspaper boxes in Washington, DC during the time of the Iraq War.

For additional photographs, search collections.si.edu.

See also, Learning Lab Polaroid collection.

Keywords: newspaper, front page, photojournalism, newspaper box, above the fold, war photography, war time civil experience, protest, headlines, New York TimesWashington PostWashington ExaminerNew York PostDaily News, USA Today, US Army, military troops, Saddam Hussein, 

NMAH Photographic History Collection
50
 

Format and Process: Ippertypes

#nmahphc

This a collection of Ippertype samples, a photo mechanical process. The patent was issued to John W. Ippers assignor to Albert Henry, December 30, 1904, patent number 785,735.

The image Ipper used to demonstrate his process, the Ippertype, was based on an image called Cardinal d'Amboise from 1826 by Nicephore Niepce. 

"Ippertype printing --The object of my invention is to make natural or artificial subjects with graduated deposits of printing-ink in relief-printing, intaglio-printing or planographic printing and by a process which includes photographic means and mechanical means without hand drawing or engraving and without any half tone screen" https://books.google.com/books...

Keywords: photomechanical, photo mechanical printing

NMAH Photographic History Collection
7
 

Leanne Catolos: 1920s and 1930s Artifacts

To highlight the decades of the Roaring Twenties and the Dirty Thirties by using the artifacts to represent life and society of the time

Leanne Catolos
10
 

Arina Konnova 1920s and 1930s Artifacts

A collection of historical and cultural artifacts that in some way represent the main themes and movements of the 1920s and the 1930s. 

Arina Konnova
10
 

WW1 Artifacts - Gabe Adamos

The purpose of this project is to see how much we have learned about WWI.

Gabriel James Adamos
7
 

WWI Artifacts

This project is about a collection of artifacts in WWI and how they helped me learn about the war.

Luna Basinger
7
 

Jla Capunpun WWI Artifacts

The purpose of this collection is to show the history and information of what happened during World War I through artifacts that were saved.

Jla Capunpun
7
 

WW1 Final Presenation

Taylor Morrison
7
 

Photographer: Heyman, Ken

#nmahphc

This is a collection from the Photographic History Collection of photographs by Key Heyman.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu

Keywords: travel photography, documentary photography, children, humor, black and white photography

NMAH Photographic History Collection
13
 

Photographer: Newman, Arnold

#nmahphc

This is a collection of photographs from the Photographic History Collection by Arnold Newman, and a portrait of Newman by Charles Rushton.  Many of Newman's portraits are of artists, scientists, musicians, dancers, architects, and businessmen.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: portraiture, artists, photographs of famous people, black and white photography, modernism, composition, fine art photography

NMAH Photographic History Collection
31
 

Photographer: Uzzle, Burk

#nmahphc

This is a collection of photographs from the Photographic History Collection of work by Burk Uzzle.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: fine art photography, street photography, modernism, abstraction, humor, satire, architectural photography, women, couples, beaches, urban landscape, composition, The West, protest, motorcycle, diner, street view

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Amazing Ancient Africa

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 Ancient Africa. 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 learn about Ancient Egypt and Ancient Mali. There are artifacts to explore and videos to watch. 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
53
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