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Getting to Know Your Client I
First of a two-part teacher-created design lesson. Students examine Roman designs--functional and aesthetic--as a prelude to their own design project.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Give Me Shelter
In this lesson plan, students investigate the meaning and importance of shelter. They gather used materials to construct a shelter of their own invention, one that protects against sun and the elements. In a wrap-up discussion, they compare and contrast the functionality of their designs.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Going Green School Campaign
Teacher-created lesson in which young students make an environmental assessment of their school, looking for “green” alternatives.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Going on a Treasure Hunt
Teacher-created lesson that introduces maps to kindergarteners. The children learn about symbols and compass directions as they create a map to help another group find a treasure hidden in the classroom.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Got Gas? How Much?
Teacher-created lesson in which students demonstrate the biochemical process by allowing baker's yeast to ferment and release carbon dioxide gas. They design a device to capture and measure the gas.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Habitat for the Other 90%
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.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Hemphill Folk Art Collection
Guide using the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection of folk art as a springboard to activities and questions about art and community history.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Hidden Costs: Mapping the Source and Costs of Raw Materials
Teacher-created lesson in which students look at production-consumption systems through the lenses of geography, science, and economics. They research the source of materials used in common products and then design an alternative system that helps conserve resources.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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High School Bag Design
In this lesson, students incorporate aesthetics with functionality as they work to create a student backpack. They design five bag options for their classmates’ everyday use, presenting orthographic drawings.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum: Calico & Chintz
Online exhibition and image gallery displaying twenty-two rare pieced- and whole-cloth quilts made before 1850 in America from European fabrics.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum: Masters of Their Craft
Online exhibition featuring artworks in clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood that testify to the renaissance in American studio crafts. Includes artists such as Dale Chihuly and Beatrice Wood.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Housing Naturally: Habitat as Model
Teacher-created lesson in which students create housing designs based on the habitats of animals.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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How Does Your Garden Grow?
Teacher-created lesson in which first-graders use all five senses to focus on the characteristics of a variety of plants. They then design a garden to delight the senses.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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How Was Your Day? Creating Mixed Media Designs
Students learn about the daily life, history, and beliefs of different countries and express their understanding by designing a mixed-media composition.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Hypothetical Heights
Teacher-created lesson in city planning that begins with a question: “What would it take for you to come back and live in your neighborhood after graduation?”
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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I Like It! Discovering Your Personal Style (4-8)
Activity designed to help students become aware of the wide range of design styles and choices in everyday living. Students explore their personal preferences as they investigate interior design styles.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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I Like It! Discovering Your Personal Style (9-12)
Activity designed to help students become aware of the wide range of design styles and choices in everyday living. Students explore their personal preferences as they investigate interior design styles.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Identity by Design
Online exhibition celebrating tradition and change in Native women’s dresses. Describes the technical and cultural dress making traditions interspersed with many historical and contemporary pictures, quotes, videos, interactives.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): General audience
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If these walls could speak…
Activity in which students research the uses of various local buildings in order to design models of the buildings’ past, present, and future.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Imaginary Spaces: Designing a Play Space
In this lesson, students get an introduction to architecture and space design by creating an imaginary play space.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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In the Round-Architecture Form and Function
Lesson in which students learn about the relationship between form and function in architecture by creating polygonal structures that serve a particular function. Addresses the ways that architecture affects everyday life.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Innovations That Stand the Test of Time (4-8)
Lesson in which students examine a socially conscious piece from the Cooper-Hewitt exhibition Design for the Other 90% and then give a presentation about it.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Innovations That Stand the Test of Time (9-12)
Lesson in which students examine a socially conscious piece from the Cooper-Hewitt exhibition Design for the Other 90% and then give a presentation about it.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Jazz It Up!
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.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Just Go!
Teacher-created lesson that introduces young children to a physical law: pushing or pulling puts a body in motion.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Kinder-Pictionary
Teacher-created lesson in which young children design a visual dictionary. They draw the pictures to accompany the words.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Le Garde-Meuble
Collection of images from “Le Garde-Meuble,” a bimonthly periodical published in Paris, exerted an enormous influence throughout the world by promoting French styles in furniture, fabrics, and interior decoration for a nearly a century, beginning in 1839 during the reign of Louis Philippe and ceasing in the waning years of the Third Republic around 1935. Includes images from 1841 – 1851 depicting a wide variety of furniture types and styles.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Le School Sac
In this lesson plan, students sketch their back packs, list the contents, and evaluate their use of this space. They then design a new bag, considering the best material to use and the compartments it will have.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Learning in Comfort (4-8)
Activity in which students research school rooms from the past and create a design for a school desk that is tailored to the specific needs of today's students.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Learning in Comfort (9-12)
Activity in which students research school rooms from the past and create a design for a school desk that is tailored to the specific needs of today':s students.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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