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Learning Paragraph Structure Through Design
Teacher-created lesson in which students design a graphic representation of a good paragraph.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Let the Games Begin
Teacher-created lesson in which students work collaboratively to design a game with clearly written instructions. The game requires players to round three- and four-digit numbers to the nearest ten, hundred, and thousand.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Let’s Do the Life Cycle!
Teacher-created lesson in which students look at the “life cycle of products.” They conduct an analysis of one sample product that they use every day, then design a new product that is more “sustainable and earth-friendly.”
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Lia Cook: Material Allusions and Mark Lindquist: Revolutions in Wood
Online exhibition vividly showcasing two artists who bring new tools and ideas to the age-old crafts of wood-turning and weaving, encompassing both ancient themes and modern issues.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Lights, Sounds, Fabrics & Daisies: Careers in the World of Design
Activity in which students investigate the broad range of jobs that can be found in the world of design. Explores sound design, landscape architecture, structural design, lighting design, and more.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Logo Design Basics: School ID
In this lesson, students translate verbal ideas into visual images. They create a logo that meets the objectives and needs of a client. Along the way, the learn to differentiate between fine arts and graphic design.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Logo Design Basics: Your Name Here
In this lesson plan, students learn how font, color, and images can have specific meanings. They create logos with their names to reflect their personalities. They present their final products in order to understand the merits of one’s own design and the designs of others.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Logo Design Basics: School ID
Teacher-created lesson in which students design a new school logo and then apply a theme to the logo.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Logo Design Basics: Your Name Here
Teacher-created lesson in which students use font, color, and image choices to design two logos: one that represents an aspect of their personality and another that represents their interests.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Looking Upwards: Greenroofing & Rooftop Gardening (9-12)
Activity exploring the role of greenroofing and rooftop gardening in contemporary architectural design. Students conduct collaborative research to learn about the history, process, science, and environmental impact of greenroofing.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Looking with “Fresh Eyes”: What Makes a Successful School Design?
Teacher-created lesson that challenges students to examine a familiar surrounding: their school. By using “objectivity of all senses," they determine if the school's design complies with the concept of “form follows function.”
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Lowriding: An American Cultural Tradition
Multidimensional presentation shows how Latinos transformed cars into popular art by employing humor, history and identity, and mechanical prowess. Includes related language arts, social studies, physics, and math activities.
Provider: Smithsonian Latino Center
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Luce Center Media Archive
Visitors to the site can watch artist interviews and create a personal collection from the museums’ online catalogue.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Made You Look
Lesson in which students look at how design affects their everyday lives by analyzing marketing and advertising media.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Magazine Cover Gallery
Virtual gallery of World War II magazine covers in the “United We Stand Campaign” online exhibit. Themes include the war effort, the ideals that were fought for, the diverse audiences that were targeted, and the varying uses of cover design by different companies. Explore these subjects through the use of authentic magazine covers, objects from Smithsonian collections, a timeline, and brief video news clips.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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Making a Treasure Your Own (Part II of “A Treasure at Our Doorstep”)
This lesson plan is a continuation of “A Treasure at Your Doorstep.” In this lesson, students use the knowledge gained in Lesson One in a well-organized essay about the architecture and art at the Curtis Center. They learn to “paint sensory pictures” with words and to critique their own work.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Making and Breaking the GRID
This graphic design lesson explores the importance of grid patterns in everyday life. Students organize information and draw conclusions about the importance of patterns in society.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Making School a Better Place
Unit of teacher-created writing and speaking lessons in which students identify problems at school and choose one problem that they might solve.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Maloof on Maloof
Online exhibition celebrating the life and work of Sam Maloof, America’s most widely admired contemporary furniture craftsman. Relates his story through images and his own words.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Masters of the Building Arts—Activity Guide
Activity guide explores the artistry and skill of master craft workers in the building trades and their important contributions to our architectural heritage. Features hands-on activities. User-friendly, student-oriented materials. Downloadable.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Measuring Rainfall
In this lesson plan, students learn how rainfall is measured. They design their own rain gauge, using limited resources.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Medieval Marshmallows
Teacher-created lesson in which students learn of Newton's laws of motion by designing and constructing a catapult. The catpult launches marshmallows.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Microbiology Design Challenge
Teacher-created lesson in which students design a product that would help make clean drinking water available in the developing world.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Mission to Mars
Teacher-created lesson in which students use what they've learned about body systems (circulatory, digestive, skeletal/muscular, cardiovascular, and nervous) to design a product that will help astronauts travel to Mars.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Mushrooms Can Save the World
Teacher-created lessons in which students consider solutions to environmental problems based on the role of fungi in ecosystems.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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My Building, My Community
In this lesson plan, students explore the community outside their classroom walls. They take photos of buildings in the neighborhood and re-create a building using geometric shapes.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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My Community
Teacher-created lesson in which young students delve into the history of their community by interviewing someone who attended their school in the past. They then design maps showing how the school might have been arranged in the past.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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My Owl Babies Miss Momma
Teacher-created lesson in which young children listen to "Owl Babies" by Martin Waddell and then design a home for owl babies.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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My Rube Goldberg
Lesson looking at the work of cartoonist Rube Goldberg, who drew outlandishly complex machines that carried out very simple tasks. Students create their own Goldberg-like invention while exploring elementary concepts in physics.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Nagayati: Arts and Architecture among the Gabra Nomads of Kenya
This video presents the arts and architecture of the Gabra nomads in northern Kenya, focusing on the roles of women as designers, builders, owners, and users. Available for a three-week loan at no charge.
Provider: National Museum of African Art
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Grade(s): General audience
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