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Air is All Around Us!

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Lesson plan helps children understand that which is ubiquitous yet invisible air. Begins with a visual demonstration to illustrate the existence of air. Students then brainstorm, design, and create an invention that shows air.

Air Transportation ��� Past, Present, and Future

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Guided tour at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center exploring the evolution of aircraft that contributed to the growth of the air transportation industry.

Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People

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This online tour explores the Ainu: Spirit of a Northern people exhibit. This exhibit explores the ancient origins of the Ainu of Northern Japan and their evolving relations with the Japanese. Each room has an audio tour and highlighted objects.

Agustín Lira & Alma at the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

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Agustín Lira & Alma chronicle the experiences and hidden histories of Chicano, Indigenous, and immigrant communities integral to California’s cultural fabric. They performed at the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival's Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert, an annual event that honors the legacy of Smithsonian Folklife Festival co-founder Ralph Rinzler and his support of “citizen artists.”

Agayuliyararput: Our Way of Making Prayer

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A web exhibition about the Alaskan Yup'ik people. View native masks, lessons learned by the exhibit curator, audio and video of interviews and performances, and general information on the Yup'ik..

Agayuliyararput: Our Way of Making Prayer

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Native Alaskan Yupユ_ᆱik material presented from a Yupユ_ᆱik perspective. Highlights 27 Yupユ_ᆱik objects. Includes background essay, images of masks and costumes, and videos of performances.

African Voices

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Website exploring the diversity and global influence of African culture. Includes interactive historical timeline from pre-history to the present, an exploration of overarching themes, highlighted African art, interviews with modern Africans, a bibliography, and interactive maps.

African Vision + Highlights: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection

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This online exhibition features a timeline, an at-home activity guide, and a video introduction to the exhibition

African Savanna

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Webpage exploring the East African savanna, a dry tropical grassland, focusing on predators such as lions and cheetahs and grazing and browsing animals like zebras and gazelles. Includes fact sheets.

African Music in the USA: The Music of African Immigrants

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This webpage documents the musical influence of immigrants from Mali, Guinea, Somalia, Kenya, and other African countries. Video and audio recordings highlight the traditions and changes that have kept African culture alive in the United States.

African Music in the USA

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Historical context and cultural meaning for examples of African music and musicians in the USA. Includes music samples and videos of performances.

African Gold: Selections from the Glassell Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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This online exhibition contains pieces made primarily by Akan artists living in Ghana and the neighboring Cote d'Ivoire.

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.
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