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A World of Lines: A Resource Kit Using Children’s Literature, Objects and Art
Teaching kit employing the approach of the Smithsonian’s museum lab school includes art prints, children’s literature, objects, and lesson plans with activities. Lesson begins with Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson, leading to an exploration of the many types of lines that make up the world through simple objects such as yarn, string, and pipe cleaners. Reproductions of famous artworks broaden the exploration. Purchase required.
Provider: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Alerta Sings & Canciones para el Recreo/Children’s Songs for the Playground
Acclaimed Folkways childrens’ recordings with easy-to-learn songs from Latin America, the Caribbean, Argentina, and Chile. Accompanied by children singing and Latin American instruments. 20-page booklet, lyrics in English and Spanish.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Music of Ghana: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Ghana’s Independence
Webpage discusses how Ghana’s musical traditions remain intimately attached to the survival of communities. Video and audio clips demonstrate the ways that the music marks the cycles of life, animates religious rituals, and communicates social values.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Música del Pueblo
Bilingual online exhibit featuring a diverse range of Latin American and Latino musics. This interactive exhibit invites visitors to meet musicians, learn about the world of meaning behind the songs, and sing the songs, tap the rhythms and experience the panorama of diverse expression we call musica latina. Includes 24 high-quality videos arranged by thematic category.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Smithsonian Folkways Lesson Plans
Webpage provides interactive map for finding lesson plans from around the globe. Includes student activities, lesson plans, Heritage Month features, and teaching kits.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Treasures of American History: Creativity and Innovation
Online exhibit highlighting objects in the Smithsonian collection that document the creative spirit that has characterized the United States. Examines creativity in many forms, from the reinvention of daily and business life to the redefinition of popular culture and the creation of artistic masterpieces. Includes a Spanish translation.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Borders/Fronteras
Uses artifacts to explore the borderlands, from the outlaw ballads of the Scots-English border to the heroic corridos of south Texas. Includes images, interviews, music, and discussion questions. Bilingual English/Spanish.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 9–12
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The Look of the Listen
Lesson in which young students sing songs from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings (and provide sound effects) after examining cover art related to the songs. Subjects of the songs include animals and trains.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Afghan Rubậb: The Lion of Instruments
Lesson in which students analyze and play (on guitar and drums) the traditional Afghan music played on rubậb and tabla. Includes a discussion of the censorship of traditional music under the Taliban.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Música Latina: Exploring Hispanic Heritage through Music
Webpage includes an essay on the growing Latino community in the United States and the infusion of Latin music. Includes musical selections from Colombia, Texas, and Puerto Rico, and film clips of live performances.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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