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angels

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jen stebbing
3
 

Geronimo

Students will take a look at how artists have portrayed the famous Native American,Geronimo.

Karen Gibbs
9
 

Crossing the Delaware Collection by Ashley Naranjo

This collection highlights variations on a theme through works of art: George Washington Crossing the Delaware, George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware and Shimomura Crossing the Delaware. Comparisons of these works could serve as springboards for discussions about identity, immigration, "master" or dominant narratives in history, and hero myths.

“History matters because it has contemporary consequence,” declared historian Jennifer Guiliano, explaining to an audience how stereotypes affect children of all races. “In fact, what psychological studies have found, is when you take a small child out to a game and let them look at racist images for two hours at a time they then begin to have racist thoughts.”

The assistant professor affiliated with American Indian Programs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis went on to explain what that means to parents who have taken their kid for a family-oriented excursion to a sporting event with a racist mascot.

“We’re taking children who are very young, exposing them to racist symbology and then saying ‘But don’t be a racist when you grow up,’” Guiliano says. “This is the irony of sort of how we train and educate children. When we think about these issues of bringing children up, of thinking about the impact of these things, this is why history matters.”

Guiliano was among the speakers at a day-long symposium, “Mascots, Myths, Monuments and Memory,” examining racist mascots, the fate of Confederate statues and the politics of memory. The program was held in Washington, D.C. at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the National Museum of the American Indian.

Lonnie Bunch, the founding director of the African American History museum, says this all came about after a conversation with his counterpart Kevin Gover at the American Indian museum. Bunch says he learned that the creation of Confederate monuments and the rise of racist Indian mascots in sporting events occurred during the same period in American history, between the 1890s and 1915. This gathering was one way to help people understand the how and why between that overlap.



#EthnicStudies

Sher Anderson Petty
10
 

diamonds

the hope diamond is evil.

jen stebbing
6
 

cats

cats: good pets :)

jen stebbing
8
 

The Portraits

This Learning Lab consists of all portraits found within student programs at the National Portrait Gallery.

Nicole Vance
121
 

Mission Vieja: The First Site of La Purisima Mission 1787-1812

Established on December 8, 1787 La Purisima Mission is the eleventh of twenty-one missions in California.  Between 1787 and 1812, La Purisima Mission thrived in terms of population and economic growth as well as increases in farming and livestock operations.

December 21, 1812 changed everything.  A large earthquake followed by a series of large rainstorms destroyed the mission site.  The year 1812 is now known as The Year of the Earthquakes.

Following the devastating earthquake of 1812, the Mission Padres sought permission to relocate La Purisima Mission to a site located four miles away.  Construction at the current location began in the spring of 1813.

Today, the original site of La Purisima Mission is known as "Mission Vieja" or the "Old Mission".  Visitors can still see some of the original walls and entry way to the church.  A vast majority of the site is covered by a neighborhood that was constructed during the mid-1900s.     

Katherine Matista
8
 

UNC BIOL101L Mollusc Collection

Collection of mollusc images/specimens (specifically chiton, snails, clams, and squid) for the adaptation and variation lab.
Audrey Kelly
125
 

How cold was the Cold War?

This is a collection for my final project on the Teaching Historical Inquiry through Objects course.
Maria Mitchell
18
 

Love, Deuce, All, Tennis for the Win!

I created this collection for families to do together while schools are closed. I will be making a collection a day while we are out of school. Today we will be exploring tennis. The idea is for families to look at the items in the collection and consider what they see in the objects and paintings, what they think, and what they wonder. Families can also watch a video about tennis as well as a video about Wimbledon's Greatest Moments. At the end of the collection I have provided a few ideas for families about what to do next.

If you want to learn more about more about See Think Wonder you can click here to see a video of a teacher using the routine in her classroom.

Ellen Rogers
30
 

Montana Landscape

Montana Landscape through pictures and paintings.

Jim Blow
7
 

Stitched Stories of Texas

Quilts can keep you warm, be works of art, tell a story about an event in the makers life or commemorate a historical event.    These quilts made by Texas women are examples of their desire to commemorate and remember the stories of their lives and the lives of others.  Some of the quilts have been passed down through family-others are contemporary.  Each has a unique story to tell and highlights the culture and craftsmanship of a particular time in history.

 

Texas Folklife
42
 

Riding on a Carousel

OBJECTIVES

  • Look carefully at a variety of carousel animals 
  • Identify the animals 
  • Compare and contrast the animals 
  • Talk about which animals people typically ride
  • Talk about real vs pretend
  • Create a model carousel
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
26
 

Sink Float

OBJECTIVES:

  • Experiment with objects to see if they sink or float
  • Learn that boats float
  • Discuss how sometimes boats sink and learn the word shipwreck 
  • Look closely at the 3D model of the Philadelphia Gunboat (a boat which sunk and was then later brought to the surface and into the Natural History Museum)
  • Make ships out of aluminum foil and experiment to see how many pennies can go on the boat before it sinks
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
22
 

Hot Air Balloons

OBJECTIVES:

  • Explore the differences between the positions up and down
  • Imagine what it would look like to float high in the sky
  • Identify the parts of a hot air balloon—basket and envelope 
  • Experiment with hot air balloon design
  • Be inspired to create own fabric design
  • Discover that the flame heats the air causing the balloon to float up

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
23
 

Dramatic Play Pirate

Objectives:

  • Be exposed to pirate motifs (eye patch, parrot, jolly roger flag) 
  • Learn that pirate sail ships    
  • Talk about ideas of fair and unfair, hero and wrongdoers 
  • Learn about Anne Bonny and Mary Read two famous women pirates 
  • Explore through play fair and unfair and hero and wrongdoers
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
19
 

Saturn V Rockets

Objectives

  •  Learn that astronauts took rocket ships (Saturn V) to the moon   
  •  Pretend to be on the moon
  •  Imagine being in a place that is different from earth

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
24
 

Saturn V Rockets

Objectives

  •  Learn that astronauts took rocket ships (Saturn V) to the moon   
  •  Pretend to be on the moon
  •  Imagine being in a place that is different from earth

Meredith Osborne
24
 

ABC Easy As 123

I created this collection for families to do together while schools are closed. I will be making a collection a day while we are out of school. Today we will be exploring the alphabet. The idea is for families to look at the items in the collection and consider what they see in the objects and paintings, what they wonder, and compare how they are alike and different. Families can check out alphabets and consider how each of the letters are designed. At the end of the collection I have provided a few ideas for families about what to do next.

If you want to learn more about more about See Think Wonder you can click here to see a video of a teacher using the routine in her classroom.

Ellen Rogers
40
 

Bug at Night

Erica Collins
20
 

Still Life

gdechouette
6
 

Title: Comedy and Humor

#nmahphc

This is a selection of photographs from the Photographic History Collection related to comedy (attempted, performed) and humor (happens, experienced). This Learning Lab consists mostly of four themes:

  1. Professionals who make others laugh (comedians, stand-up comics, actors, writers, vaudevillians),
  2. People laughing or sharing a joke,
  3. Photographs in which the title or subject of those depicted is related to humor, being funny or silly,
  4. Clowns.

For additional objects, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: humor, comedy, funny, comedienne, comedian, funny people, stand-up comedy, performance, stage, show, clothes, clown, clowning around, make-up, costume, skit, The Laughing HusbandFunny Business, vaudeville, colorful personality

Keywords (people): Imogene Coca, Phyllis Diller, Sid Cesear, Bob Hope, Ed Wynn, Bert Lahr, Charlie Chaplin, Robert Klein, Bing Crosby, Henny Youngman, Johnny Carson, Jack Benny, George McGovern, Thomas Eagleton, Sargent Shriver, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, President and Mrs. William Clinton, Palidor the Clown

Keywords (photography): press print, film still, portrait, gelatin silver print, toned print, real photo postcard, mounted photograph, snapshot


NMAH Photographic History Collection
53
 

Subject: Popular Music since 1960

#nmahphc

This is a selection of photographs from the Photographic History Collection related to popular music.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords (subject): performer, singer, rock star, rock band, folk music, rap music, pop music, boombox, listening to music, Victor Maymudes, Elvis Impersonator, Woodstock, Altamont

Keywords (photography): album cover, portraiture, color photography, documentary photography, fine art photography, photojournalism, Glen Friendman, Janet Moscasca, Ethan Russell

Performers and bands included in this Learning Lab Collection include:

  • Almas Fronterizas
  • Beatles
  • Chuck Berry
  • Beastie Boys
  • Black Flag
  • Judy Collins
  • David Crosby
  • Clive Davis
  • Bob Dylan
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Art Garfunkel
  • Bill Graham
  • Arlo Guthrie
  • George Harrison
  • Mick Jagger
  • Janis Joplin and Big Brother Holding Company
  • Jefferson Airplane
  • John Lennon
  • Lovin' Spoonful
  • Paul McCartney
  • Nico
  • Yoko Ono
  • Carl Perkins
  • Purple Haze
  • Otis Redding
  • Lou Reed
  • Keith Richards
  • Rolling Stones
  • Linda Ronstadt
  • Run DMC
  • John Sebastian
  • Frank Sinatra
  • The Byrds
  • The Who

NMAH Photographic History Collection
55
 

Subject: Musical Instruments

#nmahphc

This is a selection of photographs from the Photographic History Collection of people with musical instruments. This Learning Lab collection includes conductors, orchestras and bands. It includes professionals, amateurs, communities, school, and military associations. 

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords (subject): guitar, electric guitar, steel guitar, banjo, lute, mandolin, piano, piano forte, saxophone, trumpet, tuba, ukulele, harp, zither, drum, snare drum, drum kit, violin, fiddle, cello, bass, harmonica, squeeze box, harpsichord, dulcimer, clarinet, kazoo, marimba, tambourine, stringed instruments, brass instruments, woodwind instruments, concert, band, orchestra, music, musicians, performers, conductors, soloist, pianist, violinist, fiddler, sheet music, music stand, high school band, military band, all-women band, Taps, famous people, celebrity, folk music, community dance, classical music, entertainment, school performance, musical instruction, practice, performance, art made with musical instruments, musical instrument made with scrap metal, musical instruments depicted in artworks

Keywords (photography): carte-de-visite, cabinet card, press print, portraiture, head shot, advertising, collectible, color carbro, gelatin silver print, fine art photography, documentary photography, snapshot, real photo postcard, stereoview, stereograph, digital photography, translucent composite, tintype, cyanotype, color photography, printing out process

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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