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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
 

"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).
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
 

"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
 

"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
5
 

"Hello, America!" Radio Broadcasting in the Years Before Television

This 1986 issue of Art to Zoo introduces the Golden Age of Radio. Students
write and produce their own radio shows and perform them for the class.
Click the PDF icon to download.

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
5
 

"Home and Away": Using museum objects to prompt stories and explore sense of place and belonging

"Home and Away" is a digital storytelling workshop that enhances the 4Cs (Creativity, Critical thinking, Collaboration, Communication) and improves literacy in second-language learners.  In this three-day workshop participants from Spain coming to Washington DC for an international exchange program with Oyster-Adams Bilingual School, supported by American students, will use museum objects as prompts to create videos of personal stories. No technical experience is necessary, but participants of all levels will:

  • learn about the variety of resources available in the Smithsonian Learning Lab.
  • experiment with storyboarding techniques for creative writing.
  • learn how to record and edit an audio file.
  • be supported in the selection of images and the production of a short video.
  • reflect on the Digital Storytelling 5-steps process
  • practice oral and written English language skills
  • enhance identity through personal stories
  • increase visual literacy through close looking at art

This workshop has been organised by the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) in collaboration with Oyster-Adams Bilingual School.

Workshop facilitators are Antonia Liguori (Loughborough University, UK) and Philippa Rappoport (SCLDA).

This activity is part of  “Storying” the Cultural Heritage: Digital Storytelling as a tool to enhance the 4Cs in formal and informal learning, a research project led by Dr Antonia Liguori, appointed as a Smithsonian Fellow with the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) from March 1 to June 30 2018, and is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council UK under the International Placement Scheme.

Antonia Liguori
18
 

"How to" Strategies for Use with Smithsonian Collections

Here are several teaching strategies to help you examine and analyze primary sources.
Ashley Naranjo
39
 

"Let Women Fly!": Female Aviators and Astronauts

Did you know that astronaut Mae Jemison carried a picture of aviator Bessie Coleman in her uniform pocket? Or that astronaut Sally Ride was a major supporter of vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro? Maybe you knew that Jane Briggs Hart was Michigan's first female helicopter pilot and flew her husband, the late Senator Hart, to his political campaign stops as well as being vocal and liberal political activist? Find out about these inspirational women and others in this collection. This topical collection is a great starting point for research about female aviators and astronauts, and includes articles, images, artifacts, and video. Some guiding questions to consider might be:
-Why do you think it was so challenging for female pilots to become accepted? Compare the inclusion of women in aviation to other industries and fields.
-What role did the military play in the growth in the number of female aviators?
-What connections can you find between various female pilots and astronauts?
-Is being the "first" of something a political act? How do many female aviation leaders use their public voice?
Kate Harris
48
 

"Nightstand Portraits"

A Burton Morris inspired activity
Andréa Santos
16
 

"Nightstand Portraits": A Burton Morris-inspired Activity

This teaching resource collection includes an activity, (created by the Heinz History Center's Education Manager, Mariruth Leftwich), highlighting Pittsburgh-native pop artist Burton Morris' "Nightstand Portraits" series as a springboard for students to create their own imaginary "Nightstand Portrait". This could be a portrait of themselves, a historical figure, or even an icebreaker activity for students to introduce each other to the rest of the class.
Ashley Naranjo
8
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