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Art to Zoo: Airplanes and Airports: How to Take Off Without Ever Leaving the Ground (1982)

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Lesson plan that provides insight on how airplanes and airports profoundly affect our lives. Includes lessons on the forces of flight and how to create a model airplane.

Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity

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The history and use of kente in Africa, and contemporary kente and its manifestations in the United States.

Chandra X-ray Observatory Photo Album

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Collection of images observed in X-ray light by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. Includes black holes, active galaxies, supernovas, neutron stars, etc.

Islands of Song: Music of the Bahamas

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Audio and visual recordings explore the history and cultural significance of Bahamian music

Paredon Records: Activist Songs and Speeches from 1970-1985

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Webpage documents Barbara Dane and Irwin Silber's mission to promote social and political activism through Paredon Records. Listen to music and spoken-word recordings as you learn about the role of music in political activism in the latter half of the twentieth century.

Tapestry of the Times - Episode 33 - “Ready, Aim, Fire”

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For better or for worse, we live in a world stocked with guns, and whatever your opinion on the issue, there’s a song to match. Calypso master Mighty Sparrow sings of Trinidadian gun smugglers and Kentucky songster George Davis sings about staring down the barrel at a shotgun wedding plus more.

The Cosmos in Miniature: The Remarkable Star Map of Simeon De Witt

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Online exhibit telling the story of early American science includes a digital reproduction of the oldest surviving Anglo-American star map. This map, created in 1780, reflects a story of scientific curiosity and the practical applications of astronomy in colonial America. Focuses on the map's creator, Simeon De Witt, and the scientific context in which he lived.

Anthropology Teaching Activities: Zoo Labs

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Five suggested activities for students to do at any zoo while observing primates. Includes a taxonomy of common primates. Observation activities include: Locomotion, Communication, Mother-Infant Interaction, General Behavior, and Dominance/Submission Behavior.

Universe! An Educational Forum Exploring The Horizons of Space, Time, and Matter

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Website that fosters partnerships for teaching and learning about the structure and evolution of the universe. Includes information on our solar system, the big bang, black holes, dark energy, and current NASA missions. Teacher resource section with activities, images, educational research, and teaching/learning guidelines.

Silhouettes and Interiors

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Self-discovery lesson in which students examine genres of art and literature and create personal poetry and collage.

Primary Source Search

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Searchable database of primary sources from the Smithsonian. Organized by artifacts, documents, and photographs, and by major topics in American history.

Picturing Business in America: Hedcuts in The Wall Street Journal

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Online exhibition exploring The Wall Street Journal's distinctive portrait heads, known as "hedcuts" or "dot-drawings,' that have attained the status of an American icon, readily identifiable with the business publication.

Route 66 - The People's Highway

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Online exhibit examining the impact of Route 66 and the highways on American life in the 1920s and 1930s. This is the tenth section of the online exhibition America on the Move.

Asian Elephants

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Website about Asian elephants at the National Zoo, how they are cared for, and how zoos are working to save Asian elephant populations from becoming an endangered species.

Cai Guo-Qiang: Traveler

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This online exhibition features two installation works by artist Cai Guo-Qiang, who integrates aspects of Eastern history into contemporary contexts. Includes an interview with the artist.

Flaco Jiménez and Max Baca Discuss Legends & Legacies

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The music of GRAMMY-winning conjunto artists Max Baca and Flaco Jiménez is steeped in the traditions of their families and region.

Sounding Revolution: The Daring İlhan Mimaroğlu

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Winter/Spring 2017: Experimental

Indigenous Motivations

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Art show that reveals how Native artists continue to be influenced by tradition, innovation, and art - translating traditional themes into modern terms through many artistic mediums. Focuses on recent acquisitions to the collection. Includes quotes by artists and an extensive image collection.

Art to Zoo: Nineteenth-Century Family Portraits: Looking into Home, Sweet Home (1988)

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Lesson plan in which students analyze portraits for an idea of the family structure that was changing with industrialization, urbanization, immigrations, and other trends.

Micro Observatory On Line Telescopes

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Encourages students to explore the universe with telescopes they control over the internet. Enables students and teachers nationwide to investigate the wonders of the deep sky from their classrooms.

Giant Pandas for Kids

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Webpage providing information about giant pandas just for kids. Includes fact sheets, activities, and additional links.

Small Mammals Facts

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Webpage defines characteristics of the mammal family. Includes links to animal fact sheets which provide scientific information and images. Some highlighted animals have additional links.

Tracking the Buffalo: Stories From a Buffalo Hide Painting Homepage

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Website exploring the role buffaloes played in the lives of Native Americans of the Northern Plains. Includes online interactive, printable activities, a map, information about the art of buffalo hide paintings, origin stories of three tribes, a teacher's guide, and a bibliography of related books appropriate for all ages.

All the President's Children

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Online activity matching clues with the images of children who lived in the White House in order to learn about their lives in the presidential mansion. Part of the online exhibit The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden.
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