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Chant Advedissian: A Contemporary Artist of Egypt

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Online exhibition presenting the life and works of Chant Advedissian, and the ways in which he incorporates Egyptian identity and experience into his art.

Educational Activities for Antonio: 25 Years of Creative Collaboration

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Educational activities related to online exhibit of works by two fashion illustrators.

Bonkers for Bailecitos in Bolivia

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In this series of three lessons, students will exercise critical listening, singing, dancing, and playing instruments to traditional music of Bolivia. They will improvise rhythms, compose a song, and draw connections across a wide variety of disciplines.

Leveraging for a Better Lunch Line Experience

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In this lesson plan, students consider how to solve the problem of delays in the school cafeteria line. They work in groups to test, evaluate, and refine ideas for an improved flow.

Guide to Doing History with Objects

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Essay explaining how artifacts are a valuable resource for historians by showing typically unseen elements of history. It teaches how to look at artifacts and think about the ways they shape and reflect our history. Part of the resource, 'The Object of History.'

Archaeological Study

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Teacher-created lesson that uses the design process to introduce the difference between archaeology and anthropology.

Cardboard Structure: Pyramids

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Teacher-created lesson in which students design a chair based on pyramid shapes.

Crash Test Physics

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Teacher-created lesson in which students design and test a "CO2-powered balsawood dragster," using prior knowledge of kinematics. The object is to keep an egg unbroken in a crash.

Cutting Corners: Parts 1 & 2

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Teacher-created math lesson in which students use their knowledge of optimization in a study of commercial packaging.

Design a Better Classroom Workplace

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Teacher-created math lesson in which students find a more efficient arrangement for their classroom. They use area formulas to identify any problems with the existing arrangement. They use volume formulas to design a solution.

Digging It--A Garden, That Is

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Teacher-created lesson in which students design a community garden to benefit the hungry in the community.

Empowered Barbie

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Teacher-created lesson in which students redesign Barbie products to make them 'more empowering and positive for girls.'

Fly, Fly Away

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Teacher-created lesson in which students use everyday materials to design and build a kite--one that is based on their research into kites through history. After testing the kite, they "go back to the drawing board" to improve on it.

Habitat for the Other 90%

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Teacher-created lesson in which students design a product or service that meets the needs of people living in a particular natural habitat. They also keep in mind the needs of the habitat.

Jazz It Up!

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Teacher-created lesson that seeks to instill an appreciation of jazz and its history and to inspire students to pass along that appreciation to others. The emphasis is on the work of Louis Armstrong.

Microbiology Design Challenge

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Teacher-created lesson in which students design a product that would help make clean drinking water available in the developing world.

Rocket Science

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Teacher-created lesson in which young students learn of Newton's laws of motion by designing and launching an air-pressure rocket. The rocket is a plastic bottle.

Stopping Deforestation in the Amazon: A Publicity Campaign

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Teacher-created lesson that complements a unit on South America. Students design an environmental public-service campaign.

Teen Smoking: Designing a School Anti-Smoking Publicity Campaign

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Teacher-created lesson in which students create the visuals for the campaign, based on their research into the effects of smoking.

The Life Album Project: Who I Am Through Music and Visual Art

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Teacher-created lesson in which students examine CDs to see how words, images, and sound fit together in a marketing piece.

Versatile Furniture

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Teacher-created lesson in which students design a piece of furniture that has more more than one use (e.g., a chair that can also be used as a bookshelf).

Viewing Device: New Perspective

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Teacher-created lesson inspired by a viewing device designed by Albrecht Durer. Students design their own simple device for viewing perspective.

What's in a Name? Designing Personal Identity

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Teacher-created lesson in which teens research the etymologies of their names and then make those names "look more like them" by designing personal logos.

By Aeroplane to Pygmyland: Revisiting the 1926 Dutch and American Expedition to New Guinea

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Online exhibition presenting interpretive essays, expedition diaries by two American participants, photos and films, source material, and project information about the scientifically important 1926 Dutch and American expedition to New Guinea.
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