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Audrey Antee
0
 

Beya - my space collection

Take this collection, and make it your own by finding at least 5-10 more "space" objects and artifacts.

evelia soza
5
 

Egyptian Afterlife

Shawna,Sophia,Nae

Shawna McNeil
8
 

Egyptian art and fashion

Colin Ewing, Owen Fielding, Alexander Victoria.

Colin Ewing
8
 

Gilded Age

#teachinginquiry
The collection allows students to investigate whether the Gilded Age was prosperous for everyone. By examining these images students will be able to decipher that not all people benefited during this time. They will be guided by the following supporting questions, 1) When was the Gilded Age and who coined that name?, 2) Why was there massive and rapid economic growth during this time?, 3) Did everyone benefit from the expansion of industrialization?
Lisa Major
22
 

Joseph McCarthy and J. Edgar Hoover

Joseph is the senator for Wisconsin who claimed there were communists working in the state department. Made numerous accusations and many believed him. J. Edgar Hoover is the head of the FBI from 1935 to 1972.

Mack p
5
 

The Four Justices

My objectives in this lesson are threefold. The first is for students to understand what is a portrait and what is a group portrait. The second objective is for them to be able to recognize the difference between a painting and a photograph. Third I want them to be able to create a group portrait that depicts them in the future in a sucessful job or career. This collection was created in conjunction with the National Portrait Gallery's 2016 Learning to Look Summer Teacher Institute. #NPGteach:Portrait;NationalPortraitGallery;

Tags: #NPGteach:Portrait;National Portrait Gallery;
Fylis Peckham
7
 

University of Brasilia art deco

a collection that gaves a glimpse about the basic aesthetic of the yearly 20's and 30's, the aesthetic of the modern century,luxurious, industrial and geometric.

giovanna adolfo
13
 

You Might Remember This Movie Quiz Question #7

These still pictures remind me of a motion picture. Which one? Click the question mark and take the quiz to see.

Smithsonian Movie Quiz
5
 

!930s and 1920s artifacts

The purpose of this project to show my knowledge on 1920s - 1930s artifacts. To show my understanding of the most important artifacts and events of this era.

pamela luna
10
 

"...Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!"

This teaching collection includes resources such as postage stamps, artworks and dramatic readings related to Patrick Henry, a Founding Father of the United States, who famously ended his speech at the Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775, with the phrase "...give me liberty or give me death." Also included are suggested Speech Analysis Questions from ReadWriteThink to support careful examination of Henry's speeches. Guiding Question: How did this speech inspire change in the colonies? Use textual evidence to support your answer.
Ashley Naranjo
8
 

"American Democracy: The Great Leap of Faith"

This collection serves as a preview for the third seminar session of the 2018 Smithsonian-Montgomery College Faculty Fellowship Program. This year's theme is “We the People: America’s Grand and Radical Experiment with Democracy.”

National Museum of American History curator Harry Rubenstein will take Fellows on a tour of the National Museum of American History’s new exhibition American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith. He'll conclude with a special presentation of objects from the Political History collections.

#MCteach

Philippa Rappoport
5
 

"An Unnoticed Struggle: A Concise History of Asian American Civil Rights Issues" | Complementary Resources

This topical collection can be used as a complement to the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) Resource, "An Unnoticed Struggle: A Concise History of Asian American Civil Rights Issues" (https://jacl.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Unnoticed-Struggle.pdf). Each section of this collection aligns with the historical events, impactful legislation and profiles of individuals outlined within the JACL's resource. 

This collection can be used to support a deep dive into the featured topics and provides sources that will be helpful in answering compelling and supporting questions, taking into consideration multiple perspectives represented in the sources. 

#EthnicStudies *This collection was created to support Unit 1: Precious Knowledge--Exploring notions of identity and community, Historical Foundations and Civil Rights of the Austin ISD Ethnic Studies Part A course.

This Smithsonian Learning Lab collection received Federal support from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. 

Ashley Naranjo
47
 

"Becoming Dolores": A School/Museum Program to Engage Families through Art and Technology

This collection details a photography and community engagement project that the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access did with educators from the National Portrait Gallery and the Fairfax County Family Literacy Program. It includes assets and resources designed to help teachers (art, English, social studies, and media technology), museum educators, and community-based informal learning educators recreate the program as is, or design their own, based on the specific needs of their classroom or learning community. 

For our project, pairs of native Spanish speaking immigrant moms and their middle school children did a five-day (15 hours total) training session at their school and at the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery. They learned about Dolores Huerta, portraiture, and photojournalism through the exhibition, "One Life: Dolores Huerta." Participants took portraits of themselves, critiqued each other's work, and created photo exhibitions about their communities and important issues, that were displayed at the Hispanic Heritage Month Family Day at the National Portrait Gallery.

Dolores Huerta, the "co-architect" of the American Farm Workers Movement and mother to eleven children, proved to be a huge inspiration to the participants. Before the workshop, 33 percent of the parents and none of the children saw themselves as able to make change in their community; after the workshop, 100 percent of parents and children reported seeing themselves as able to make change in their community. In addition, 100 percent of the mothers and 80 percent of the children reported that they believed they had increased their artistic skills.

#LatinoHAC, #EthnicStudies 

This collection supports Units 2 (What is the History - Civil Rights Movements) and 3 (Critical Geography and Current Issues) of the Austin ISD Ethnic Studies Part A course, and Unit 3 (Local History and Current Issues) of the Austin ISD Ethnic Studies Part B course. "What would you advocate for to beneficially change your community? How can you advocate to create change within your community?" "How do you understand the concept of community advocacy? What is needed for an individual to cultivate personal change?"

This Smithsonian Learning Lab collection received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. 

Philippa Rappoport
15
 

"Birdland"~The Inspiration Behind the Song

Are you playing "Birdland" in your jazz band?  If so, this collection brings the piece, and the inspiration behind it, to life.  

~Listen to one of the original "Birdland" performances

~Read about one perspective of Weather Report and their lead musician

~See how the Jazz Club and Charlie Parker tie in 

~See portraits of the Jazz Musicians who have a connection with this piece 

~Learn how Bebop was created and about the men who made it happen

Angela Berger
11
 

"Blacks in the Westward Movement," "What Can You Do with a Portrait?" and "Of Beetles, Worms, and Leaves of Grass"

The premier (1976) issue of Art to Zoo contains three sections on three different subjects: the experiences of African Americans in westward expansion, the use of portrait art in the classroom, and the ordinary lawn as a habitat for plants and animals. Click the PDF icon to download the issue.

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
7
 

"Calculators"

Any item used to calculate sums, differences, products, or quotients. Items are aides to calculation (abacus), manual (slide rule), mechanical (adding machine, difference engine), electric (electronic adding machine), and electronic (calculator and computer).

#MCteach

Amy Shell-Gellasch
37
 

"Cape Cod Morning": A Study in Perspective and Mood in Art and Literature

This collection represents a series of lessons associated with a set of three Hopper Paintings


#SAAMteach

Kathleen Dollard
8
 

"Conversation Circles" across the Atlantic

This workshop is a collaboration between the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C., the School of the Arts, English and Drama - Loughborough University (UK) and Tate Exchange in London.

"Conversations Circles" is an ongoing free drop-in program for adults to practice their English and learn about American history and culture through the art of portraiture, that is designed and coordinated by the National Portrait Gallery and the DC Public Library.

During this particular workshop, the group that meets weekly at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC will be virtually joined by a group in London, that is already involved in a one-day storytelling workshop facilitated by researchers from Loughborough University as part of the Tate Exchange program.

Tate Exchange is an entirely new program for Tate Modern that explores how art makes a difference in society. Tate Exchange will occupy an entire floor of the new Switch House building of the new Tate Modern in London and also has an online platform for wider public engagement. The program runs from September to June every year and aims to open up the museum to new, more diverse audiences. 

Loughborough University is one of the Associates that support Tate Modern to deliver this program.
More info on the program here: http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/t...


Antonia Liguori
12
 

"Crossing the Delaware": Who is portrayed in American history?

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. 

#EthnicStudies

Ashley Naranjo
7
 

"Diary, December 12, 1941": Japanese American Internment, Propaganda, and Superheroes

This folder contains a lesson concept, lesson materials, related Project Zero thinking routines, and some optional related / extension resources for a six-day middle school unit that explores Japanese-American internment and WWII government propaganda through Roger Shimomura's "Diary, December 12, 1941." This collection is intended for teachers and can be modified to fit a shorter or longer period of time.  #SAAMteach

#historicalthinking

Alexandra Hartley
19
 

"Diary: December 12, 1941," internment in America, and the literature of exile

Beginning with Roger Shimomura's "Diary: December 12, 1941," students will engage with a variety of primary and secondary documents, works of art, and interviews as an entry point into Mohsin Hamid's contemporary work of magical realism, Exit, West.  

Aerie Treska
28
 

"Explore with Smithsonian Experts" Film Series

This video series, Explore with Smithsonian Experts, connects students and teachers with the skill and technique of Smithsonian experts who describe their work at our nation's museums. In each short film, experts introduce new ways to observe, record, research and share, while using real artifacts and work experiences.

Keywords: entomology, arthropod, insects, beetles, ants, scientific method, verification, President Abraham Lincoln, March on Washington, The Wright Brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, flight, astrophotography, cosmos, astronomy, abstract art, El Anatsui, portraits, portraiture, President George Washington, Gertrude Stein, Gordon, Pocahontas, LL Cool J, Kehinde Wiley, Nicholasa Mohr, Dolores Huerta, Puerto Rico, Luis Muñoz Marín, Rudolfo Anaya, urban photography, Shifting States: Iraq, Luis Cruz Azaceta, choreography, dance, Japanese American incarceration (internment) camps, World War II, Queen Kapi'olani, Hawaii, diplomacy, Ecuadorian boat seat, Anansi spider, Ángel Suárez Rosado, baseball, Latino community 

#EthnicStudies

Ashley Naranjo
39
 

"Give It Your Best"': Civilian Contributions to the Home Front

This 1988 issue of Art to Zoo introduces students to efforts on the home front during
World War II, as illustrated by media messages. Students take on a wartime persona by
writing a V-mail letter. Included is a facsimile of a V-mail form. Click the PDF icon to download.

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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