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Using Technology for Design and Evaluation

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Activity in which students trace the history of a community park or another area. They use technology to evaluate how the design process affects change over time.

Using What's Local: Native Materials, Local Sources

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Teacher-created lesson in which students consider design strategies for harnessing local materials. They look at historical examples from around the world.

Valerie June plays Lead Belly's 'Goodnight Irene'

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Valerie June interprets "Irene (Goodnight, Irene)," one of Lead Belly's signature songs, prior to the Lead Belly at 125 all-star tribute concert at the Kennedy Center in April 2015.

Van Valen's Gold Rush Journey

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Teacher's guide, student worksheets, and interactive website. Investigate the authentic journal of Alex Van Valen, a man who set sail in 1849 to stake his claim in the California gold fields, to discover what life was like during the gold rush. Includes student questions to help guide research, rich primary sources, images of artifacts and background information. The student materials can be completed on paper or using the interactive PDF format that allows students to create beautiful publications from their research. Targets grades 6-12.

Vanishing Amphibians Activity Sheet

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This bilingual (English/Spanish) activity sheet provides information on the three types of amphibians (coloring activity), the life cycle of frogs (maze activity), and frog calls/vocalizations.

Versatile Furniture

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Teacher-created lesson in which students design a piece of furniture that has more more than one use (e.g., a chair that can also be used as a bookshelf).

Vibrant Visions: Pochoir Prints in the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum

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Online exhibition providing a brief history and description of the pochoir process along with select examples of pochoir images from the library's collection that illustrate costume, interior, and pattern designs produced in France from 1900 through the 1930s. The pochoir process, characterized by its crisp lines and brilliant colors, produces images that have a freshly printed or wet appearance.

Victory Mail

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Student activities showing students how nothing in WWII went unchanged by the war, even writing a letter. Students practice writing skills while learning about WWII through Victory Mail activities. Victory Mail restricted letters to a certain length/format so they could be microfilmed, leaving more room to transport military supplies.

Video Ethnographies

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Video clips from Smithsonian Folklife Festivals show performances by musicians and dancers from around the globe. The artists discuss their techniques and the cultural significance of their craft. Clips are organized by country.

Vietnam Documentary Footage of the Huey

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Video consisting of selections from a documentary on the use of the Huey helicopter during the Vietnam War. This video accompanies The Price of Freedom: Americans at War online exhibit and is meant for use with 'The Soldiers Experience' lesson plan. Targets grades 2-12.

Vietnamese American Curriculum

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Curriculum guide facilitates integrating Vietnamese American history and culture into the classroom. Unit topics include: 'Introduction to Vietnamese Americans,' 'Exit Saigon: from Refugees to Resettlement,' 'Enter Little Saigon: Vietnamese American Contributions,' and 'Culture and Community.' Targets grades 6-9.

Viewing Device: New Perspective

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Teacher-created lesson inspired by a viewing device designed by Albrecht Durer. Students design their own simple device for viewing perspective.

Viking Learning Center

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Website featuring historical, cultural, and archaeological contexts for the Vikings. Includes bibliography, teaching guide, explanation of runes, description of a Viking board game, maps, and a glossary.

Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga

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The history and travels of the Vikings. Includes an interactive map, video, board game, vocabulary, teacher guide, and family guide.

Vision Disorder

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Teacher-created lesson in which students design a condominium unit for a client with poor vision due to diabetes mellitus. The students learn about the disease in order to best fill the client's needs.

Visit Your Government

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Activity guide asking students to find out about their local government by planning a short field trip, then thinking about how to make a difference in their community. Includes tips for reviewing the experience back at home or in the classroom. Part of the resource 'Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nonviolence.'

Vocal Elysia in Indonesia

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This unit focuses on a selection of vocal music from Indonesia and asks students to explore the ways in the vocal music expresses culture. In doing so, this unit focuses on an Indonesian lullaby, a Sikka work song, and Kecak vocal orchestra.

Voices of Struggle: The Civil Rights Movement, 1945 to 1965

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Webpage honoring African-American history and music with a look at the profound cultural contribution of the Civil Rights Movement. Features recordings of songs and leaders of the Movement.

Volcanoes of Central America

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Extensive compilation of data and images for the volcanoes of Central America. Map-driven interface for the regional Holocene and Pleistocene volcanoes. For Windows. Includes printable order form.

Volcanoes of Mexico

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Extensive compilation of data and images for the volcanoes of Mexico. Map-driven interface for the regional Holocene and Pleistocene volcanoes. For Windows. Includes printable order form.

Vote: The Machinery of Democracy Homepage

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Online exhibit exploring the history of voting methods in the United States. Looks at how ballots and voting systems have evolved over the years as a response to political, social, and technological change.

Vote: The Machinery of Democracy Resources

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List of resources included in the online exhibit Vote: The Machinery of Democracy, includes books on voting technology mentioned in the exhibit.

Voting: Design for Democracy

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Section of the online exhibit Vote: The Machinery of Democracy on recent efforts to ensure that each vote counts. Explores how precincts have made efforts to improve communication, voting processes, and how votes are counted.

Voting: Florida 2000

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Section of the online exhibit Vote: The Machinery of Democracy focused on the recount of ballots during the 2000 presidential election that called into question the precision of punch card ballots and led to a crisis of confidence in the voting system in general.
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