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When It Rains, It Pours: Sounds of a Tropical Rain Forest in America and the Birth of the Science Series

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Fall/Winter 2012: Sounds and Soundscapes

When the Rain Sings

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Lesson plan suggesting ways to incorporate the book When the Rain Sings: Poems by Young Native Americans in language arts studies. The poems (in the form of dialogues between objects, photographs, and the written word) demonstrate the importance of imagery in storytelling. Students may examine thematic connections or respond with creative writing exercises.

Where Have You Been, Where Are You Going?

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Downloadable activity page. Students list the states they've visited and the modes of transportation that brought them there.

Where Is the Science?: Design as an Introduction to the Scientific Method

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Activity in which students learn the steps of the scientific method through the process of design.

Where's Everyone Going?

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Interactive game asking players to match a variety of vehicles with their destinations and time periods. This game is included in the online exhibit America on the Move.

Whistler's Neighborhood: Impressions of a Changing London

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Online exhibit that features a Victorian street map of Chelsea, an area said to be "owned" by James McNeill Whistler because of his many paintings and etchings of its steet scenes. Those scenes can be viewed by clicking on the map.

Who Represents You?

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Lesson has students gather data from three websites about the people that live in your home state and those who represent you in Congress. An online tool makes comparing this information easy. Part of the resource 'Winning the Vote for Women.' Targets grades 1-4.

Who Stole the Teepee?

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Image gallery shows ways in which Native culture has been transformed by tourism, the realities of reservation life, and the missionary schools that attempted to 'civilize' Native children. Also discussed are the realities of contemporary Native life, far removed from the popular conceptions. Tension between maintaining traditions and the demands of an ever changing world are explored.

Who Was James Smithson? From Smithson to Smithsonian Classroom Activities

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Lesson plan. Learn of the circumstances surrounding James Smithson's generous gift to the United States and examine primary source materials from Smithson's life. Includes printable resources for student activities.

Who owns music?

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The ownership of music is a legal question, but also an ethical and even philosophical question, which Smithsonian Folkways Recordings must wrestle with as it gathers the music of cultures around the world. In this webinar, Folkways' D. A. Sonneborn tells stories of the music makers he's met�_�including truck drivers in Ghana playing on hubcaps, air pumps, and their trucks' horns�_�in a session that considers the idea of ownership in its largest sense.

Whose Shoes?

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Activity exploring the meaning of objects. Students conduct research on the history of shoes and write an imaginary story about a pair of shoes.

Wild Animal Science

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In this lesson plan, students investigate the relationships between animal characteristics and environment. They go on to 'invent' a new animal.

Wine, Worship, and Sacrifice: The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani, Treasures from Georgia

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Online exhibit presenting a collection of ancient artifacts from Colchis, which reveals an intermingling of Greek and Persian motifs with local styles and traditions. Looking at these objects gives us a glimpse into the ancient land of Colchis (modern-day Georgia) and its principal city of Vani. Includes images of Georgia, a slideshow of objects in the Wine, Worship, and Sacrifice exhibit, and an interactive look at the dig site where these objects were found.

Winning the Vote for Women

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Parent's guide with activities and suggested readings to teach children about women's suffrage. Children are asked to take a trip or conduct a phone interview with a member of the League of Women Voters, a group created in 1920 to help organize women's votes and encourage their active participation in civic life.

Wisconsin Powwow / Naamikaaged: Dancer for the People

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Two-video set shows how powwows incorporate historical traditions and modern innovations. Focuses on the Ojibwe people. Includes historical background, transcription of soundtrack, classroom questions, and suggestions for further reading and listening. Available for purchase.

Wisconsin’s Solidarity Sing Along: Making Old Labor Songs New

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Summer/Fall 2014: Labor

Within These Walls Homepage

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Online exhibit telling more than a dozen family stories from a 200-year-old house in Massachusetts acquired by the Smithsonian. Reveals the methods historians and curators used to learn about this house's past, the ways that it changed over time, and the people who lived in it.

Women Breaking Musical Barriers: She Isn't Supposed to Play That

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Website traces the history and diversity of women in music through text, video recordings, and audio recordings.

Women and Science at Science Service

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Exhibit highlighting the careers of five women pioneers in the field of science journalism. Features noteworthy female staff members and writers at the nonprofit news organization Science Service during the 1920s who helped changed the view of women in science.

Women in Aviation and Space History

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This online exhibition serves as a 'gallery guide' to the history of flying women, from the pioneering days to the space age.

Women of Our Time

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Interactive gallery displaying photographs of some of twentieth-century America's most famous and influential women. Includes audio commentary by the exhibit's curator and documentary video about the evolution of photographic portraiture.

Women's Role in the Civil War

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Lesson plan on the ways in which women served in the Civil War, often as nurses, spies, or vivandieres. Students will explore these stories through a video clip and close examination of two dresses and a woman's uniform. Includes background information, guided analysis questions, and full-color primary sources. Accompanies the exhibit The Price of Freedom: Americans at War. Targets grades 3-6.

Women's Roles in Post World War II

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Teacher-created lesson in which students follow the design process as they imagine a more equitable labor market in the years following the war.

Wonder Bound: Rare Books on Early Museums

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Exhibit of books discussing the collection, exhibition, and preservation habits of early museums, galleries, and their libraries. Includes enlarged images of many resources.
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