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Wu Man- “Kazakh Song”

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Pipa musician Wu Man performs "Kazakh Song" and discusses her collaborations with Uyghur musicians on the Smithsonian Folkways release Music of Central Asia Vol. 10: Borderlands.

X-Ray Images 101

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Introduction to the uses of x-ray astronomy and the science behind it.

Yes! I Wanna! Learn Music From Botswana!

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Set of three lessons. Students listen critically to traditional music from Botswana and then sing and compose in the style.

Yes, Thank You!

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In this lesson plan, students design a sign that fosters positive human interactions. To determine the tone of the message, they evaluate public messages. They experiment with different texts and colors before creating the final product.

Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of an American Future Teaching Guide

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Six lessons on the 'history of the future' (how we have envisioned the future). Imagine and plan a future city, explore aspects of heritage to pass on to the future, and analyze how the design of the built environment will shape life in the future.

Yiddish Song Smuggling

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Winter 2016: Music and Migration

You Are What You Hear: Hearing through a Recordist’s Ears

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Summer 2015: UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music

You Can Count on Art

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You Can Count on Art

You Can Didjeridu It: Experiences with Australian Aboriginal Music

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Students will be introduced to the three pieces of Aboriginal music from the Northern Territory of Australia. They will perform rhythms with body percussion and on rhythm instruments. They will listen for particular melodic patterns and show them through drawing as well as singing on neutral syllables. They will act out the story of a song.

You Can, Too

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Lesson asks students to discuss an episode from Freedom on the Menu, a work of children's literature about the Greensboro sit-ins; identify a problem in their local community, and then volunteer to help with a service project. This project is intended to show how community service is an important part of being a good citizen. Targets grades K-4.

You'll Sing a Song, and I'll Sing a Song

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Ella Jenkins's best-selling recording of international songs that encourage singing and rhythmic participation. Recommended for early education by Teacher magazine. $10.00 for audiocassette, $15.00 for CD.

You're a Grand Old Group

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Teacher-created lesson that introduces young students to the idea of symbols through a study of the U.S. flag--a symbol made up of symbols.The children get into groups to create their own symbolic flags.

You've Got Chocolate on My Peanut Bar

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This lesson plan asks students to design, innovate, invent. and work cooperatively in groups. They build bridges made of toothpicks and Dot candies, testing each structure's strength.

Your School, Your Future

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Unit of teacher-created design lessons in which students look at their role as "users" of the school environment.

Youth Town Hall with the Greensboro Civil Rights Pioneers: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Woolworth Lunch Counter Student Sit-In (Lecture Video)

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Archived webcast where three members of the Greensboro Four reflect on their experiences as nonviolent protesters during the civil rights movement and answer audience questions. The three surviving members of the Greensboro Four, Jibreel Khazan (formerly Ezell Blair, Jr.), Franklin McCain, and Joseph McNeil were part of a bold action which ignited student involvement in the civil rights movement when they staged a sit-in at the Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, on February 1, 1960. Targets grades 7-12.

Zebra Lineup

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Downloadable PDF activity sheet on which children identify three zebras by their unique stripe patterns.

Zen and the Design of Homework Desks

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Second of a two-part introduction to design. Students use what they've learned about Roman design as they set about designing a "home workspace" for homework. Their clients, it turns out, are themselves, but they also consider modifications they might make if, for instance, they were designing for a student with special needs.

Zoo Habitat Design

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Teacher-created lesson in which young students apply knowledge of animal adaptations in the design of a zoo habitat--one that meets the needs of a specific animal.

Zoo Jobs

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Listing and short description of many of the professionals necessary for the operation of the Zoo. Includes suggestions for how to learn more about the careers.

Zoos: A Historical Perspective

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Online exhibition with a collection of pamphlets and guide books published by zoos over the past century has been collected by the National Zoological Park branch of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries. This online sample of these items, which includes maps, drawings and photographs of zoos from over 30 states and 40 countries is intended to highlight the value of this resource for both zoo and cultural historians.

Zydeco est Gumbo: An Introduction to Zydeco Music

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In this unit, students will explore Zydeco Music and its French Canadian and Afro-Caribbean roots. Through cultural enrichment, attentive and engaged listening, stories, and dance, the students will gain a better understanding of Zydeco music in relation to its history and culture.

goSmithsonian.com

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This website is a portal to maps, museum information, and special events and exhibitions. Plan a visit in which you'll experience the best the Smithsonian has to offer.

www.me.com

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Activity in which students create an autobiographical comic book or graphic novel to go on a blog Web site.

“"Bandera Mía” (Flag of Mine)" by Suni Paz from Bandera Mía: Songs of Argentina

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Suni Paz deftly combines her message of cultural awareness and personal awakening with an unshakable optimism. As part of the progressive Latin American music movement known as nueva canción, Suni has created music with a conscience out of her commitment to and passion for social justice and education. "Bandera Mía" (Flag of Mine) speaks to the conflicting meanings the Argentinean flag has for those who fled the country's 1976-1983 military dictatorship. The song is from her 2006 Smithsonian Folkways album Bandera Mía: Songs of Argentina, a musical tribute to her homeland.
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