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Beginning Botany with Camas

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Interdisciplinary extension to lessons describing the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Examines the fundamental principles of botany by studying the history and characteristics of the camas plant.

Evaluating Historical Sources�_�From Smithson to Smithsonian Classroom Activities

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Lesson plan has students identify methods historians use to study the past and learn the relative strengths of a variety of primary source materials. Includes student worksheets, teacher resource pages, and suggested further reading.

Meet Me at Midnight: An Art Game for Kids

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Interactive online children's adventure that takes place in an animated Smithsonian American Art Museum. Includes a parent and educators guide and a lesson plan based on the activity.

Gallery Guide: Royal Riches

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Gallery guide discussing art and culture in the Ancient Near East, the region from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea to present-day Afghanistan. Includes a history of Near Eastern art and additional resources.

Classroom Ready Activities from Chandra X-Ray Observatory

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Classroom-ready activities that allow students to explore scientific concepts, using the Chandra mission as a vehicle for learning. Aligned with National Science Education Standards and Project 2061 Benchmarks for Science Literacy.

Mali Empire and Djene Figures

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Curriculum resource, developed for use in the classroom, that examines the history, art, and culture of the ancient Mali Empire. Provides suggestions for integrated classroom activities to accompany the material.

Human Origins Program: In Search of What Makes Us Human

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Website presenting scientific knowledge concerning human evolution. Includes evidence for human evolution, the hypothesized genesis of human characteristics, early human species, a look at human fossils, early human behaviors, human evolution research, lesson plans, educators guide, students section, multimedia resources, and current news in evolution.

The Pichs Collection: Exploring the History of Cuba through Postal Stamps

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Webpage with an overview of Cuban postal history from the pre-philatelic period to 1939 with folded letters, stamped envelopes, and historic postcards from the Pichs Collection. A second section describes Cuban aviation and airmail history.

The Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Age

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Online exhibition celebrating the Wright brothers' invention of the Wright Flyer, the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard.

Baga Drum, A Figurative Drum from Cote d'Ivoire

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Curriculum resource exploring the relationship among form, iconography, and function in African society, as well as the role of women and music in Baga society. Integrated classroom activities are provided.

Giant Pandas at the National Smithsonian Zoo

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Webpage providing information about the pandas at the National Zoo. Includes live camera views, still images, bibliography, panda facts, panda updates, archived videos, and links to children's sites.

Between Fences Teaching Guide

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Lesson plan exploring how the fence is entwined with American history, politics, industry, and daily life. Four lesson plans look at differing concepts of property between Native Americans and English colonists, the 'Texas Fence Cutting War' to explore how industrialization generated tensions between participants in old and new economic systems, how barbed wire solved the Great Plains 'fence crisis,'and Robert Frost's 'Mending Wall.'