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Gee's Quilts

As part of Black Lives Matter in School and Black History Month, our PreSchoolers are studying Empathy and Intergenerational as Guiding Principles. They will be creating an empathy quilt in the style of Gee's Quilts.
Molly France
6
 

Building Global Competency Through Art: Thinking Routines to Uncover Perspectives

This collection was used as part of a professional development session.

Eveleen Eaton
4
 

Dieter Rams Good Design

Back in the late 1970s, Dieter Rams was becoming increasingly concerned by the state of the world around him: “An impenetrable confusion of forms, colours and noises.”  Aware that he was a significant contributor to that world, he asked himself an important question: is my design good design? His answer is expressed in his ten principles for good design.

To understand what makes design good, we first must analyse how designers understand good design. You can do this by exploring the ‘Ten principles of good design’ by Dieter Rams (Vitsoe 2017). 

Learning Goals:

  • Explore the principles of good design developed by Dieter Rams
  • Identify the impact of Dieter Rams on past present and future designs
  • Analyse Dieter Rams objects to identify how the principles of good design are applied
  • Consider how the principles of good design can be used to develop design criteria essential for measuring the success of design ideas
Jasmine Kassulke
27
 

The Things I Carry

This collection of items that Madison got at a young age that have influenced her years later in life. They give us insight into her passions and childhood. Each individual object acted as an introduction to an art form that Madison continued into her late teenage years, and continues today.

Madison McCabe
3
 

Movement

This collection uses Eric Carle's book From Head to Toe to explore how animals and people move. To talk about the book with your child, first read From Head to Toe together (or watch the video in the first box). Next, let your child look at the other animals on the webpage and decide what he/she wants to explore. Encourage conversation and exploration!

This collection was created by Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center faculty member. #SEECStories

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
27
 

Looking at the Moon

Talk with Me!

Having conversations with young children contributes to their thinking and language development. All conversations are good, but research shows that the quality of words children hear matters more than the quantity. Further, what’s best is an exchange; in other words, talk with children, not at them.

The Talk with Me Toolkits give parents and caregivers thematically organized high-quality, authentic materials to make children their conversational partners in discussions that matter. Each online toolkit features captivating videos and real-world photographs, as well as intriguing paintings and other artworks to observe and discuss through conversation prompts.  Hands-on activities and books complete each toolkit. Simple instructions appear right in the toolkits, so you can jump right in. See what interests your child and get started. There’s a lot to talk about!

To read more, see, from the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Usable Knowledge site, The Brain-Changing Power of Conversation.


Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
19
 

STEAM - Annual Regional Early Childhood Summit

This collection contains resources in conjunction with the STEAM presentation by members from the National Air & Space Museum and the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. 

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
13
 

STEAM: Cross-curricular Connections for Young Learners

Artwork, museums, and the community are powerful resources that bring concepts to life with young children. This collection provides examples of how to utilize museums and the community to explore STEM concepts through artwork. 

This collection was created by a Smithsonian Early Enrichment faculty member to support a webinar with the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, presented in October  24, 2018.  


Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
81
 

The Things I Carry

These are three very meaningful objects that represent Harper Buhs. This collection of meaningful objects all relate to family. Each object shows apart of Harper’s life and how it always comes back to family. Many would look at these objects and not think much of it, but to Harper it is about the stories and memories behind them. They all have sentimental value and show to type of person she has become.

harper buhs
3
 

The Things She Carried

A collection of personal objects that delineate Mandy Drew. This collection contains objects that were obtained during her childhood and young adult years. She considers each of these objects to be important and meaningful in her life. The objects symbolize what takes up most of her time, music and family. All of these are things she was raised to hold close and in high standards. With these objects are some key memories of their origin and meaning in her life. 

Mandy Drew
3
 

The Things I Carry

This collection showcases various objects from high school junior Abbi Geiger’s life. Each of these objects may not look very interesting at a glance. However, once you know the importance of each and the valuable lessons that can be learned from them you will never be able to see them the same. This collection showcases a handmade clock, a cross necklace, and a book titled Tuesdays With Morrie. These objects may not look related but they have all worked together in shaping the person that Abbi Geiger is today.

Abbi Geiger
3
 

April and The Things She Carries

A collection of objects that describe and relate to April Hornsey's life. This collection contains objects that she uses every day for different purposes. Each object acts as a window into a different part of her every day routine. One object was bought from a very close friend and mentor, thus adding additional value and meaning to it. Two of the objects are used by April to educate herself in different ways. While all the objects have their obvious differences in purpose and meaning, all of them are used daily by April. They all represent the things April prioritizes and values most in her life; interpersonal relationships, education and learning, sleep, and making memories.  

April Hornsey
3
 

The Things I Carry

Throughout their lives, everyone grows and changes. No one is the same person they were as a child. Eventually, all will grow up and mature into their true selves. Grace Gross is a junior in high school. She is one of many who are still trying to figure out who they are in this world. Along the way, she has come across many things that have impacted her greatly. Several inanimate objects can be used to represent who has become of Grace Gross. Two of which she encounters every day and all of which she holds close to her. These are items that will always be a part of Grace's life as she advances onto new things. 

Grace Gross
3
 

The Things I Carry

This is a collection of personal items that characterize Isabella Garrett. Each of these objects holds a special place in Isabella's heart. Through each object's description you learn a little about Isabella's hobbies and passions. The award shows perseverance through her struggles in band, the "Sound Bible" shows her passion for sound engineering, and the house plant shows how she is constantly growing even through the most harsh conditions. May these objects and descriptions provide a window into who Isabella is as a person. 

Isabella Garrett
3
 

The Things I Possess

This collection contains personal objects that can be found throughout Elizabeth’s room. All of these items show a part of both Elizabeth’s past and present. Many of these objects are things that most people would consider junk and things to throw away. However, to Elizabeth, they hold a lot of meaning and are things that she will keep for a long time. These items allow for more insight to Elizabeth’s personal life and her relationships, as well as her hobbies.

Elizabeth VonBergen
3
 

Happy To Be Nappy

Tangela Mckinnon
14
 

People, Place and Time: How Art Reflects Culture - Collection 3 - Caja De Memoria Viva II: Constancia Colón de Clemente by Adrián Román (

In this collection, designed for a Spanish-speaking classroom, students will explore how art reflects culture when analyzing “Caja De Memoria Viva II: Constancia Colón de Clemente” by Adrian “Viajero” Román. In this three-dimensional multimedia installation, the artist portrays a black Puerto Rican woman who migrated to the United States in the 1940s. This portrait allows the artist (in his own words) “ to embark on a quest to visually represent how precious our memories are and capture the dignity in the people’s struggle and validate their existence.” The collection includes a teacher's guide in English and suggested authentic resources both in Spanish and English to be adapted by teachers of multiple disciplines.

 Students will observe and analyze this three dimensional work of art and they will describe both its exterior and interior. Students will create their own box to reflect their heritage and personal story or that of a Hispanic figure.

This collection is one of three that explore “People, Place, and Time: How Art Reflects Culture.” Products, practices and perspectives displayed in Latinx art, show how our place and history (past) influence who we are (present) and who we want to be (future) in geographical, social, economic, and/or historical contexts. In the three collections, Latin American works of art illustrate how culture shapes the way we see the world, others, and ourselves, and they also raise awareness about Latinx diversity.

The three collections were created by Marcela Velikovsky (Bullis School) and Vicky Masson (Christ Episcopal School) as part of the  2018 Smithsonian Virtual Teacher Curricula Creation Opportunity with the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA), and thanks to the Smithsonian Latino Center's Latino Initiative Pool Funds. The three collections highlight Latino history, art and culture,and use Harvard Project Zero Thinking Routines and Global Thinking Routines strategies.

The Smithsonian Learning Lab collections provide an opportunity to invigorate the World Language (Foreign Language) curriculum as it allows to effectively integrate online museum resources (authentic resources) towards a 21st century curriculum. They facilitate student-centered activities within a variety of themes such as, family and communities, personal and public identities, social values and customs, holidays and celebrations, immigration, ethnic groups, Hispanic Heritage,  image and stereotypes, inequality and discrimination, global issues, religious practices, etc. They also provide the opportunity to analyze art, read portraiture, and investigate art media.

These collections also consider ACTFL standards (Communication, Connections, Comparisons, Communities and Culture), Asia Society Global Competence skills, the Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals), Teaching Tolerance Social Justice standards, the Framework for Developing Global and Cultural Competencies to Advance Equity, Excellence and Economic competitiveness, and Participate Global Competencies.

# National Portrait Gallery  #The Outwin # Adrián “Viajero” Román # Caja de Memoria Viva II # Spanish # Puerto Rico # New York # Empathy # Inequality # Critical thinking # Curiosity # Heritage # Stories #LatinoHAC


Kris Murphy
45
 

My Creative Collection

Linnaea Reedlunn
11
 

Mike's Test Version_Storytelling Training: Creating Your Story

Whether you're participating in the Stories: YES program in conjunction with a Museum on Main Street exhibition or creating digital stories on your own, the six modules in the Storytelling Training Series will help you think through everything to help get started. Ready to start developing your story? In this short course, you'll get some tips on how to create a story board, writing a non-fiction script, and more. 

This training module was created by the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street program, a part of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, in conjunction with the MuseWeb Foundation.

Heather Sanders
27
 

Storytelling Training: Sharing your Story

Whether you're participating in the Stories: YES program in conjunction with a Museum on Main Street exhibition or creating digital stories on your own, the six modules in the Storytelling Training Series will help you think through everything to help get started. In this short course, you'll find tips for posting your stories online for the world to see, from the Smithsonian's Stories from Main Street website to SoundCloud and less common platforms like Clio and izi.Travel. There are also tips about protecting information from people you interview and yourself when using online platforms and social media. 

This training module was created by the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street program, a part of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, in conjunction with the MuseWeb Foundation.

Heather Sanders
17
 

Storytelling Training: Research and Content Gathering

Whether you're participating in the Stories: YES program in conjunction with a Museum on Main Street exhibition or creating digital stories on your own, the six modules in the Storytelling Training Series will help you think through everything to help get started. In this short course, we'll talk about some basic steps for beginning your research. You will learn about local and specific national online resources that will help you gather all the facts!

This training module was created by the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street program, a part of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, in conjunction with the MuseWeb Foundation.

Heather Sanders
31
 

Storytelling Training: What Makes a Great Story?

Whether you're participating in the Stories: YES program in conjunction with a Museum on Main Street exhibition or creating digital stories on your own, the six modules in the Storytelling Training Series will help you think through everything to help get started. In this course, you'll  learn about the parts that make stories compelling, especially non-fiction narratives which are unique stories grounded in real-life perspectives and history. Explore how your story can be both personal and research-based at the same time. Even documentaries start with a script!

This training module was created by the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street program, a part of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, in conjunction with the MuseWeb Foundation. 

Heather Sanders
22
 

Storytelling Training: What is Cultural Storytelling?

Whether you're participating in the Stories: YES program in conjunction with a Museum on Main Street exhibition or creating digital stories on your own, the six modules in the Storytelling Training Series will help you think through everything to help get started. In this short online course, you'll learn about what we call "cultural storytelling" and  what the value of cultural storytelling is to society at large. 

This training module was created by the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street program, a part of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, in conjunction with the MuseWeb Foundation. 

Heather Sanders
16
 

Storytelling Training: Creating Your Story

Whether you're participating in the Stories: YES program in conjunction with a Museum on Main Street exhibition or creating digital stories on your own, the six modules in the Storytelling Training Series will help you think through everything to help get started. Ready to start developing your story? In this short course, you'll get some tips on how to create a story board, writing a non-fiction script, and more. 

This training module was created by the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street program, a part of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, in conjunction with the MuseWeb Foundation.

Heather Sanders
27
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