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Apples and Onions
Teacher-created lesson that introduces young students to symmetry and asymmetry, and to patterns and design in nature.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Archaeological Study
Teacher-created lesson that uses the design process to introduce the difference between archaeology and anthropology.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Art and Philosophy Books, Catalogs, and Posters from SITES
Choose from a selection of books and posters for purchase from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. All materials are companions to SITES exhibitions, which range from National Geographic's Greatest Portraits to American Glass and Designs for the Twentieth-Century Future.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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Grade(s): General audience
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Artist and Society
Teacher-created lesson in which each student designs a "system" that shows the impact that society had on a given artist and the impact that this artist might have had on others in an artistic movement. The system might be a flow chart, a diagram, or a timeline.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Behind the Designs
Online exhibit considers what makes a good magazine cover design. The cover designs behind popular magazines published during World War II invite comparison of the artistic and design philosophies behind the magazines and how they were the “United We Stand” campaign to generate support for the war effort.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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Bottlecaps to Brushes: Art Activities for Kids
Eight children’s art activities related to and illustrated with works from the museum’s collections. Based on the book Bottlecaps to Brushes by Lynn-Steven Engelke.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): All grades
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Build-A-Bird
Teacher-created lesson on the anatomy and evolutionary adaptations of birds. Students look at depictions in art to get a deeper understanding of anatomy, then consider connections between physical traits and habitat. Finally they create an imaginary bird in its environment.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Campus Architectural Survey or “I Never Really Noticed That Before”
Teacher-created lesson in which students examine their school buildings, looking for often-overlooked physical detail. They begin by computing the area of the campus, the average area of the classrooms, and the volume of each room.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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CAN You Do It?
Teacher-created lesson in which students examine the physics of can openers to see if they can improve the design.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Cardboard Structure: Pyramids
Teacher-created lesson in which students design a chair based on pyramid shapes.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Carousels, Carnivals, and Cotton Candy: Design for Fun
Lesson activity in which students design a carousel for an amusement park, work in groups, conduct research, develop a presentation, write a paragraph, evaluate design features, and draw an artistic rendering.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Chairs, Chairs, Everywhere (4-8)
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): 4–8
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Chairs, Corduroys, Cottages, & Cars: Exploring the Diversity of Design
Lesson has students examine submissions to the People's Design Award and create theme-based exhibitions highlighting examples from the award’s website.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Chairs, Corduroys, Cottages, & Cars: Exploring the Diversity of Design (4-8)
In this lesson, students examine the annual submissions to the People's Design Award and create theme-based exhibitions highlighting examples from the award’s website.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Civil Issues and Design
Teacher-created lesson in which students use the design process to identify civil issues at their school (rights, responsibilities) and to propose solutions to problems.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Civil War Battle Project
Teacher-created lesson in which students focus on one battle of the war and design their own version of the events.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Classification of Cerealites
Teacher-created lesson in which students design a dichotomous key for classifying types of cereal.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Cleopatra: Lost & Found
Virtual tour of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Cleopatra: Lost & Found exhibit. Includes information about conservation of the exhibit’s pieces and biographical information on the artist, Edmonia Lewis.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Coast-to-Coast Book Design, Part 1: What Is a Book?
In this first of four lessons on book design, students learn the vocabulary of book design which is reinforced through a non-linear power-point presentation in game show (Jeopardy!) format.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Coast-to-Coast Book Design, Part 2: What IS Design?
In the second lesson of four on book design, students are further introduced to the vocabulary and concepts of design. Students look at the designed objects in their life, then focus on book design specifically.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Coast-to-Coast Book Design-Part 3: Brainstorming the Book
In part three of a four-part unit on book design, students learn about the steps for publishing a book, examine the design elements of “A-B-C” books, and begin brainstorming ideas for their own page in an “A-B-C” book the class will publish.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Coast-to-Coast Book Design-Part 4: Let's Create the Pages!
In the last of a four-part unit on book design, students create pages for the class’ “A-B-C” book, the class votes on the pages to be included in the final product, and the class publishes the book.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Collars, Curtains & Kings: Exploring the History of Lace
Lesson explores the history of lace, how and where lace is made, and the role of lace in women's lives. Students create a lace mural highlighting what they learn.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Collars, Curtains & Kings: Exploring the History of Lace (9-12)
Activity teaching students about lace. Explores the history of lace, how lace is made, where lace is made, and the role of lace in women’s lives.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Commemorative Historical Magazine
Teacher-created lesson in which high-schoolers design and produce a publication similiar to Time magazine's special retrospectives. After researching the causes and events of World War II, they write articles, select illustrations, and create an appropriate cover and layout.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Community Centered Neighborhood Development
Teacher-created lesson in which students use the design process to find if there are alternatives to suburban sprawl.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Complementary Superheroes
Teacher-created lesson that uses the art of comic books to introduce young students to the color wheel and primary and secondary colors.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Composting Conundrum
In this lesson plan, students use a graphic organizer to determine what might be involved in composting food scraps from the cafeteria. They learn new vocabulary, work in groups on a design solution, and build a prototype of a food collector.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Cooper-Hewitt Educator Resource Center
Extensive listing of Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum's educational resources. Includes lesson plans, videos, design resources, books and articles, and curriculum guides. Promotes design-based learning and connects concepts to real-world applications.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
“Think like designers” while exploring museum exhibitions. Trained educators are available to give tours and to facilitate workshops on design. Intended to foster an awareness of design and its impact on our
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Grade(s): All grades
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