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Doghouses, Doors & Design
Lesson activity engaging students in active problem solving as they create a design for a doghouse. Involves work in collaborative groups, exploration of numerical problems, and explanation of strategies used to overcome design challenges.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Don’t Forget the Three R’s
Teacher-created lesson in which young children conduct a survey to find out if fellow students are recycling. They consider the responses as they design a recycling bin.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Eco-Icons That Electrify!
Teacher-created lesson in which students design symbols to remind schoolmates to conserve energy.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Education, Design & Empowerment: Part One
In part one of this two-part lesson, students examine how design can be a force in transforming lives. Students learn how education can be used to fight poverty and research low-cost educational design innovations.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Education, Design & Empowerment: Part One (9-12)
Students examine how design can be a force in transforming lives. The lesson addresses a growing movement among designers to create low-cost solutions for impoverished people around the world.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Elements of Civilization
Teacher-created world history lesson in which students identify the basics of a society--the necessities they consider universal.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Emergency Shelter Project: Empathy Unit
Lesson in which students design a shelter in response to a natural disaster: a tsunami.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Empowered Barbie
Teacher-created lesson in which students redesign Barbie products to make them “more empowering and positive for girls.”
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Enter If You Will: The People's Design Award
Lesson in which students analyze submissions to the Cooper-Hewitt's People's Design Award, conduct Internet research to learn about the design process, and create their own designs to submit.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Enter If You Will: The People’s Design Award (9-12)
Lesson in which students analyze submissions to the Cooper-Hewitt’s People’s Design Award, conduct Internet research to learn about the design process, and create their own designs to submit.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Entrepreneurship: Creating Products and Systems That Meet the Needs of Your Clients
Teacher-created lesson that introduces economics through the design process.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Environmental Dilemma Part I
Teacher-created lesson in which students devise a plan or create an invention to combat global warming.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Every Object Tells a Story
Lesson in which students learn the stories behind socially conscious designs in the Cooper-Hewitt's Design for the Other 90% exhibition. Students research the exhibit as a whole, then two specific objects within a particular category. They give a presentation on the story behind the object then discuss what they learned.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Every Object Tells a Story (9-12)
Lesson in which students learn the stories behind socially conscious designs in the Cooper-Hewitt's Design for the Other 90% exhibition. They then create their own stories about a piece.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Fashion in Colors
Virtual exhibit tour and commentary explore color as a design element through 300 years of Western clothing, examining the changing perceptions and meanings of color, from eighteenth-century court gowns to couture creations by contemporary masters.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Fastest Way to a Full Belly
Lesson plan asks students to evaluate the functionality of their school cafeteria and design plausible solutions. They must recognize the demands of the cafeteria space, research viable designs, find the dimensions of the cafeteria, and present their proposed changes. .
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500–2005
Virtual exhibit offers a journey through the evolution of Western dining from the Renaissance to the present. Addresses the development of utensil forms, innovations in production and materials, etiquette, and flatware as social commentary.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Fighting for a New Nation
Lesson in which students use the design process to develop a plan for civil solutions that might have averted the Revolutionary War.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Fly, Fly Away
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.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Food Mapping
Teacher-created lesson in which students analyze the “food system” in their community. They look for solutions to any ecological or social problems inherent in the system.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Friction Restriction: Creating a Design Plan to Redesign the Tread of Tennis Sneakers
Lesson in which students design a slip-proof shoe while the teacher fulfills science standards for force, mass, and motion.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Frieze Friends
Lesson plan exploring repeating patterns in the students' communities. Students tour homes, schools, and neighborhoods in search of frieze patterns in architecture, clothing, furnishings, etc., then sketch and present their findings.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Fuel for Change
Teacher-created lesson in which students design a new fuel type, thinking critically about environmental and social impact.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Fun Factory–NOT!
Teacher-created lesson in which students identify social problems during the American industrial revolution and write about possible solutions. Includes roleplaying.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Functional Classroom Design
Teacher-created lesson in which students design a schoolroom arrangement that meets their needs and the needs of three other classes that use the room.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Functional Homes
Lesson in which students observe and reflect on homes built by various life forms. The students try to apply natural designs to human uses.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Gateway to the Arts
In this lesson plan, students redesign any dead space in the school building. They use 3-D modeling software as well as traditional methods to create a proposal based on the needs of their peers and their teachers.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Gene Davis: My Sketchbook
Children´s workbook providing insight into modern art and instructing readers to create artworks inspired by Gene Davis´s paintings.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Geo-Class Mapping My Neighborhood (Classroom Cartographers)
Mini-unit of teacher-created lessons in which young students create a map of the school and its surrounding neighborhood.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Get Behind the Wheel
Teacher-created lesson in which middle-schoolers design a dashboard for a car that will be marketed to the 16- to 23-year-old set.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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