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African Forms in the Furniture of Pierre Legrain

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Online exhibition exploring the influence of African chairs and stools on the work of artist Pierre Legrain.

African Art for the First Time

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Museum tour using imaginative strategies and touchable objects�_�such as textiles, ceramic vessels, and wooden sculptures�_�to help audiences learn to look at forms, materials, and techniques of African art.

African Art Museums

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List of museums in the United States with collections of African Art. Searchable by state.

African Americans in Aviation: The 1940's - A Decade of Change

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Teaching poster challenging students to analyze primary documents related to the struggles of African Americans to gain equal opportunity in the field of aviation.

African American Pioneers in Aviation Teacher Guide

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eacher's guide designed for use on its own or as part of a museum visit includes activities that focus on the challenges and successes of African American aviators.

African American Pioneers in Aviation

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Research and teaching website that challenges students to analyze primary documents related to the struggles of African Americans to gain equal opportunity in the field of aviation.

Africa's Legacy in Mexico

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This richly illustrated website examines the complexities of the African diaspora and its legacy through firsthand accounts. Includes essays on the African Legacy in Mexico illustrated with photographs by Tony Gleaton. Older students will find links to broader explorations of Africa's profound global influence.

Afghanistan’s music in the Smithsonian collection

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Summer 2011: Afganistan

Afghan Rub'b: The Lion of Instruments

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Lesson in which students analyze and play (on guitar and drums) the traditional Afghan music played on rub?b and tabla. Includes a discussion of the censorship of traditional music under the Taliban.

Aerobatic Champions

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Online exhibition giving detailed information on two famous aerobatic aircraft, the Pitts Special 'Little Stinker' and the Loudenslager Laser 200.

Adventures in the Rift Valley: Interactive

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Interactive explores how Smithsonian scientists search in Kenya for evidence to answer questions about how human ancestors lived during the past one million years.

Activity Zone

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Online games and printable activities for young learners. Includes coloring pages, quizzes, crossword puzzles, barcode activity, and stamp matching game.

Across Borders: Beadwork in Iroquois Life

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Online exhibit focusing on the Kahnawake, near Montreal, and the Tuscarora, near Niagara Falls. Explores links between beadwork and the spiritual, the economic, and the political worlds of the Iroquois. Includes narrated creation story, highlighted objects, and downloadable images.

Accordionists Joel Guzman, Ed Poullard, and David Farias

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Three accordionists (Joel Guzman, Ed Poullard, and David Farias), skilled in a range of traditions including Conjunto and Cajun, jam together on the Texas Talk Stage.

Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life Homepage

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Online exhibit on Abraham Lincoln. Covers each major period of his private and public life, especially his years in Washington when he made the crucial decisions that ended slavery and preserved the nation. Included are digital versions of many of the objects in the Smithsonian's Lincoln collection.

Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life

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Webinar led by Smithsonian historian Harry Rubenstein tells a new and intimate story of Lincoln's life and legacy.

Abraham Lincoln in the Smithsonian Archives

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Webpage includes primary-source materials on Lincoln's relationship with the Smithsonian Institution during the Civil War.

About The Teodoro Vidal Collection

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Online exhibit on Teodoro Vidal and his collection of objects capturing the history of Puerto Rico. Provides information about the collector, Puerto Rican history, everyday life, religions, Carnival, music, and the concept of the Great Puerto Rican family.

A World of Lines: A Resource Kit Using Children's Literature, Objects and Art

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Teaching kit employing the approach of the Smithsonian's museum lab school includes art prints, children's literature, objects, and lesson plans with activities. Lesson begins with Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson, leading to an exploration of the many types of lines that make up the world through simple objects such as yarn, string, and pipe cleaners. Reproductions of famous artworks broaden the exploration. Purchase required.

A Will of Their Own

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Online exhibition adds up to a group portrait of influential women in the early days of the republic, from Abigail Adams to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. The focus is on Judith Sargent Murray, a poet and essayist who published "On the Equality of the Sexes" in 1790.

A Walk on the West Side

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Lesson on the infrastructure needed to make a community of successful, sustainable, and livable neighborhoods. Students document their explorations of the local community and make scale maps.

A Walk In the Forest

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Interactive animation. Use scientific tools and methodologies to determine forest makeup, monitor health, and conserve biodiversity in a fictional Virginia forest. Characters assist the user and encourage inquiry. Narration optional.

A Visual Journey: Photographs by Lisa Law 1965-1971

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Online photo exhibit of Lisa Law's photographs, which provide glimpses into the folk and rock music scenes of the 1960s, California's blossoming counterculture, and the family-centered and spiritual world of commune life in New Mexico. Examine themes of the 1960's counterculture through the eyes of someone who lived, witnessed, and recorded life on the frontier of cultural change. Also included is a 'What Else Was Happening' timeline of pivotal events in American history and popular culture from 1963 to 1973.

A Vision of Puerto Rico: The Teodoro Vidal Collection Homepage

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Online exhibit on the history of Puerto Rico, seen through the eyes of the collector Teodoro Vidal whose collection captures the island's history from the 16th to the 20th centuries.
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