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Black, Striped, White, & Plaid: Changing Patterns
Lesson exploring why objects are typically of a particular color or color pattern. After looking at everyday objects, students use the design process to create a new color or pattern for an everyday object.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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High-End/Low-End: Exploring Price & Value in Design
Lesson plan comparing high-end and low-end versions of everyday objects to consider the role that economics plays in design. Includes analysis, discussion, small group work, and Internet research.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Work Hard and Work Smart: Designing for Athletes
Lesson in which students design a sports bag for athletes, investigate varied sports and consider their design needs, and engage in problem solving to create a new design.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Yes, Thank You!
In this lesson plan, students design a sign that fosters positive human interactions. To determine the tone of the message, they evaluate public messages. They experiment with different texts and colors before creating the final product.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Black, Striped, White, & Plaid: Changing Patterns (4-8)
Lesson asking students to create a new design for an everyday object, using color and patterns.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Cell Game
Lesson in which students create a game that tests peers’ knowledge of cell structure and function. They go through the design process of prototyping, receiving feedback, and redesigning their game.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Josef and Anni Albers: Designs for Living
Online exhibition focuses on pioneering artist Josef Albers and his wife Anni, a prominent textile artist. Showcases both their iconic and their relatively unknown designs for everyday living.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Basic Needs
Activity examining the unique and diverse historical artifacts that people have designed to fulfill their everyday needs in extraordinary ways.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Chairs, Chairs Everywhere… (PreK-3)
Activity designed to help students become aware of the multitude of design variations in everyday objects by conducting surveys, collecting information, and creating a catalog of chairs.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Saris, Kimonos, Togas & Smocks: Exploring Clothing Across Cultures (9-12)
Activity in which students conduct collaborative Internet research on the social purposes of clothing, learn about different types of clothing, and create a presentation.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Smithsonian in Your Classroom: Building Up, Breaking Down (2000)
This issue explores the weathering of buildings, which begins the minute they are assembled. Physical breakdown (such as rock fracture), chemical weathering and pollution are all key ingredients in this discussion of the geology of the built environment.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Elihu Vedder’s Drawings for the Rubaiyat
Presentation of Elihu Vedder’s illustrations for the Rubaiyat of Omar Khay-lam, which set the standard for the artist-designed book in America and England. Includes background information on the artist.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Inventing Our Way Out of the Climate Change Problem? Innovative Youth Tackle the Issue
Can new inventions address climate change? In this webinar, Smithsonian educator Tricia Edwards introduces the work of inventors concerned with sustainability issues, as well as to her own work in bringing young inventors and research scientists together on environmental projects.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Back to Basics (PreK-3)
Activity in which students examine the unique and diverse historical artifacts that people have designed to fulfill their everyday needs in extraordinary ways.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Science TV: Making It Real
In this lesson, students make connections between science and design and ultimately create a mock science television show that addresses social issues.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Stampin’ Ground
Lesson has students design and produce cards and/or wrapping paper inspired by techniques used in African and Asian cultures. They create stamps for transferring a repeating image.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Using Technology for Design and Evaluation
Activity in which students trace the history of a community park or another area. They use technology to evaluate how the design process affects change over time.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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¡Viva la diferencia!
Teacher-created lesson in which the class compares the urban layouts of Philadelphia and Seville, Spain. The essential question: How does the design of a city affect the lives of residents? Students give their answers in Spanish.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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A Kids' Guide to . . .
Teacher-created lesson that involves students in a local historic preservation project.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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A Monumental Assignment
Lesson in which students explore why communities build monuments, then design their own monuments. They define the concept of community and identify the importance of group symbols.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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A New Candidate for Animal Farm
Teacher-created lesson that looks at George Orwell's satire of propaganda and rhetoric in "Animal Farm." Students design a political campaign for a candidate who will offer real freedom to the animals.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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A New Society Project
Teacher-created lesson meant to accompany a study of the "Progressive Era" in America history. Students design their own “progressive society.” The lesson can be adapted to the study of any period.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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A Persuasive Design
Teacher-created lesson in which children research an animal that they think might make a good pet. They then write a persuasive letter to a parent.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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A Tall Ship and a Star to Steer Her By
Lesson explores transportation past and present, and addresses the use of inexhaustible power sources. Students design their own water transportation using inexhaustible power sources such as solar or wind power.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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African Forms in the Furniture of Pierre Legrain
Online exhibition exploring the influence of African chairs and stools on the work of artist Pierre Legrain.
Provider: National Museum of African Art
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Grade(s): 9–12
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All the World Is a Stage Design
Teacher-created lesson in which high-schoolers work as a class to design a stage setting and props. Intended for a Tet celebration, it can be adapted to occasion or any production.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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An Edward Hopper Scrapbook
Virtual scrapbook offering a glimpse into artist Edward Hopper’s life, his friends, and the paintings that have fascinated art lovers worldwide ever since Hopper first came to prominence during the 1920s.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Ancient Mesopotamian Problems: Modern-Day Solutions
Teacher-created lesson in which high-schoolers lend a hand to the seminal civilization by applying modern technology and engineering.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Another Side of Paradise
Teacher-created lesson in which students use the design process to create a sequel to the novel "This Side of Paradise" by Stephen Layne.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Any Nook or Cranny
Teacher-created lesson in which young students design a "reading nook" for the classroom. Measurement is introduced through the design process.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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