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¡Azúcar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz: Printable Exhibition
Printable edition of the online exhibit ¡Azúcar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz. Celia Cruz is an influential and legendary musical figure both in her native country of Cuba and in the United States. Visitors can connect her story to a variety of subjects including immigration, history, geography, music theory, music history, and art. Available in English and Spanish. Targets grades 6-12
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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¡Qué Viva el Mariachi!: Music, Meaning, and Movimiento
This webpage offers a sampling of mariachi recordings and an essay on the music’s significance and historical background. Explore further with movie clips of live performances.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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1812: A Nation Emerges
Online exhibition on an epic scale. Portraits and biographies of the war's leading players (and the leading opponents of the war) add up to a complex national portrait. The cast includes former president Thomas Jefferson, future presidents Andrew Jackson and William Henry Harrison, Shawnee leader Tecumseh, first lady of first ladies Dolley Madison, and the pirate Jean Laffite.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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A Sound Legacy: 20 Years of Folkways Records at the Smithsonian Institution
Learn about the history of Folkways Recordings and its incorporation into the Smithsonian Institution. The webpage includes video and audio clips of significant Folkways recordings.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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A Visual Journey: Photographs by Lisa Law 1965-1971
Online photo exhibit of Lisa Law's photographs, which provide glimpses into the folk and rock music scenes of the 1960s, California's blossoming counterculture, and the family-centered and spiritual world of commune life in New Mexico. Examine themes of the 1960's counterculture through the eyes of someone who lived, witnessed, and recorded life on the frontier of cultural change. Also included is a “What Else Was Happening” timeline of pivotal events in American history and popular culture from 1963 to 1973.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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African Music in the USA
Historical context and cultural meaning for examples of African music and musicians in the USA. Includes music samples and videos of performances.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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African Music in the USA: The Music of African Immigrants
This webpage documents the musical influence of immigrants from Mali, Guinea, Somalia, Kenya, and other African countries. Video and audio recordings highlight the traditions and changes that have kept African culture alive in the United States.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Artful Cooking
Teaching kit using Maurice Sendak's Chicken Soup with Rice as a starting point in a conversation about the diversity of food. Connects art reproductions (e.g., Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol) to simple objects like chopsticks and a soup spoon. Lesson plans feature language, science, music, and motor activities, as well as art enrichment. Based on the philosophy and approach of the Smithsonian's museum lab school. Purchase required.
Provider: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Arts in Conservation Education
Online exhibition that presents ten "case studies" of collaborations between artists and conservation educators across the U.S. The Center for Folklife invites educators--and artists--to share their own ideas.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Being Creative with Hindustani Vocal Music
Lessons that introduce the traditional music of northern India. By the end, the students should be able to sing scales and improvise over a drone.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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