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Word Art with King's Words

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Lesson in which students examine one or more of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s letters or speeches and turn powerful words and phrases into word art using the online tool, Wordle. Part of the resource 'Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nonviolence.'

Word Play: Contemporary Art by Xu Bing

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Interactives based on the artwork of contemporary Chinese artist Xu Bing, who focuses on mixing language with fine art. Includes images and animations highlighting stand-out installations and interviews with the artist.

Word Search

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Game encourages children to find hidden terms and names. Organized by topic and difficulty.

Word Wake

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Teacher-created lesson in which students hold a spooky Halloween funeral to lay to rest spelling and grammatical errors in their own writing.

Work Hard and Work Smart: Designing for Athletes

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Lesson in which students design a sports bag for athletes, investigate varied sports and consider their design needs, and engage in problem solving to create a new design.

Work Hard and Work Smart: Designing for Athletes (4-8)

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Activity in which students design a sports bag for athletes, investigate varied sports, interview people involved in varied sports, and engage in problem solving as they create a new design.

Work Hard and Work Smart: Designing for Athletes (PreK-3)

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Activity in which students design a sports bag for athletes, investigate varied sports, interview people involved in varied sports, and engage in problem solving as they create a new design.

Working Together: Cooperative Design

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Teacher-created lesson in which students take nature as a model for a class design project.

Working with the Short-Handled Hoe: Organizing Farmworkers after World War II

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Lesson plans examining the short-handled hoe and its connection to agriculture and the organizing of Latino farm workers after World War II. Includes an introduction to doing history with objects, three lesson plans focused on Cesar Chavez and the struggle of Latino farm workers for social justice, and annotated links related to farm workers, Cesar Chavez and the Bracero program.

World Habitat Classroom Activities

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Teacher-created lesson in which students consider whether everyone in their community has access to adequate shelter. They write a persuasive paper on the subject.

World War I Overview

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Short video overview of the First World War, taken from newsreel footage. Includes the declaration of war and invasion of Belgium by Germany, U Boats and naval warfare, trench warfare, United States entrance and the end of the war. This video accompanies The Price of Freedom: Americans at War online exhibit and is meant for use with the 'The Soldiers Experience' lesson plan. Targets grade 2 - 12.

World War II Cartoons

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Video showing a sample of cartoons from World War II that helped explain the war to children and encouraged families to do their part in the war effort. This video accompanies The Price of Freedom: Americans at War meant for use with the 'Mobilizing Children WWII' lesson plan. Targets grades 2-12.

World War II Overview: North Atlantic and North Africa

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This video, an overview of the Allied efforts in the North Atlantic and North Africa, was compiled from original video footage to accompany The Price of Freedom: Americans at War online exhibit and is meant for use with 'The Soldiers Experience' lesson plan. Targets grades 2-12.

World War II: National Air and Space Museum Gallery Guide

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Short outline of the Museum's most memorable displays and artifacts related to World War II and military aviation.

Woven Together

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Meet the Nuu-chah-nulth people of British Columbia. Discover what Nuu-chah-nulth weaving and whale hunting have to do with one another. Learn to speak Nuu-chah-nulth words. Try an easy weaving activity at home using the same styles as the Nuu-chah-nulth.

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.

Write a Letter

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Online activity for creating personal stationery using images from the National Postal Museum.

Writing the Kindergarten Constitution

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Teacher-created lesson in which kindergarteners vote on the best solution to a class problem.

Written in Bone: Forensic Files of the 17th Century Chesapeake

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This online exhibition presents history through 'bone biographies' of the colonists who teetered on the edge of survival at Jamestown, Virginia, and wealthy and well-established colonists of St. Mary's City, Maryland. Based on the work of Smithsonian forensic anthropologists working in the Chesapeake Bay area.

Written in Bone: Forensic Files of the 17th Century Chesapeake Educator's Manual

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This teacher's guide to the Smithsonian's Written in Bone exhibition offers four activities for students in grades 5-12. Students learn about forensic anthropology as they analyze primary sources and build vocabulary and comprehension. Includes information on 'bone biographies,' anatomy, and colonial American history.

Written in Bone: The Secret in the Cellar

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In this 37-page 'webcomic,' an anthropology intern named Ana helps to solve a colonial-era murder case. It all begins when Ana, expecting to find 'an old jug or two' on her first dig, discovers a human skull. The story is based on actual work by Smithsonian forensic anthropologists studying human remains from Jamestown, Virginia, and St. Mary's City, Maryland.

Written in Stone: Inscriptions from the National Museum of Saudi Arabia

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Examines 54 museum objects that bear ancient inscriptions.

Written in Stone: Inscriptions from the National Museum of Saudi Arabia

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Examines 54 museum objects that bear ancient inscriptions. Discusses reason and content for carved writing. Includes images in color, black/white, and line drawings, as well as background essay and interpretations.

Wu Man and Master Musicians Explore Musical Connections Between China and Central Asia

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In these exuberant recordings, pipa master Wu Man and her Uyghur, Tajik, and Hui collaborators explore connections between the musical worlds of China and Central Asia.
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