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Mapping the Mediasphere
Activity in which students examine the ways in which their community consumes media. They observe, photograph, and map media messages in their community.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Puerto Rico Colonial Art
Bilingual English/Spanish guide exploring fifteen artworks and providing the historical significance of each piece.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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The Rainforest
Ecology-based teaching kit provides a unique look at a popular subject. Through Lynne Cherry’s The Great Kapok Tree, children explore artists’ perspectives on the rainforest by investigating their works. Lesson plans include language, science, music, and motor activities as well as extensive art enrichment. Based on the philosophy and approach of the Smithsonian’s museum lab school.
Provider: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Turn Off the Tube
Activity in which students design surveys on teen television viewing habits and create informational materials to inspire teens to watch less television.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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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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Gilbert Stuart
Online exhibition highlighting the life and works of portrait painter Gilbert Stuart. Includes biographic material and a gallery of his works.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Hand-Painted Paper Fruits and Vegetables
Lesson in which students view various media depicting fruits and vegetables in order to create similar images of their own.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Lunder Conservation Center
This website explores the science and technique of art conservation. Includes videos of Smithsonian conservators treating frames, paintings, paper, and objects.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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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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You Can Count on Art
Downloadable PDF activity sheet that asks students to look closely at two American paintings. They count things they find in the pictures: the number of children, the number of birds, etc. The sheet includes a word scramble game and an idea for writing a story based on one of the pictures.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Dreams Can Come True
Lesson about careers in which students create a self-portrait collage representing how they will look as an adult in their chosen career, research the requisite training and education , and write how they plan to attain their dream career.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Classroom Videoconferencing: Artful Connections
Listing of al Smithsonian American Art Museum videoconference field trips for students from kindergarten through college.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Smithsonian in Your Classroom: Japan: Images of a People
Lesson plans bring Japanese and American art into comparison, illuminating the cultural heritage of Japan. Students create Japanese painted screens.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Elihu Vedder’s Drawings for the Rubaiyat
Presentation of Elihu Vedder’s illustrations for the Rubaiyat of Omar Khay-lam, which set the standard for the artist-designed book in America and England. Includes background information on the artist.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Looking at Earth
Online exhibition demonstrating how views of our planet from above have helped us better understand it. Provides examples of satellite imagery and aerial photography used for urban planning and more.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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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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Continuum 12 Artists
Online exhibition presenting new work by contemporary Native artists. Represents diverse media including painting, sculpture, prints, photography, video, and installation pieces. Includes essays on the artists and online galleries of their work.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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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 Closer Look at Conservation: Chinese Commemorative Portraits
Website presenting step-by-step descriptions of the process of restoring and conserving several Chinese portraits before exhibition.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): General audience
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A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist
Online exhibition exploring the career of African American daguerreotypist Augustus Washington, in both the United States and Africa. Includes corresponding lesson plans, his daguerreotypes, and a biography.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): General audience
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A Journey Through Art with W.H. Johnson
A sampling of works by William H. Johnson (1901-1970), one of the most important African American painters in America and a major figure in twentieth-century American art.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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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 Art for the First Time
Museum tour using imaginative strategies and touchable objects—such as textiles, ceramic vessels, and wooden sculptures—to help audiences learn to look at forms, materials, and techniques of African art.
Provider: National Museum of African Art
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Grade(s): General audience
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African Art Museums
List of museums in the United States with collections of African Art. Searchable by state.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): General audience
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African Vision + Highlights: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection
This online exhibition features a timeline, an at-home activity guide, and a video introduction to the exhibition
Provider: National Museum of African Art
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Grade(s): General audience
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American Art: A Journal of the Nation´s Visual Heritage
Website offering instructions for subscribing to American Art, an indispensable resource for scholars, collectors, and museum-goers who want to enrich their understanding of the nation´s art and culture.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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American Kaleidoscope: Themes and Perspectives in Recent Art
Exhibition presenting images and biographical information on contemporary American artists. Divided into the themes of Spiritual Expressions, Shared Concerns, and Historical Perspectives.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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American Landscapes
Tour of twelve great American landscapes highlighting paintings and vistas from the rocky shores of Maine to the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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American Photographs: The First Century
Online exhibition presenting a wide-ranging selection of both familiar and lesser-known early American photographers’ work. Includes images from such photographers as Mathew Brady and Timothy O’Sullivan.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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An Edward Hopper Scrapbook
Virtual scrapbook offering a glimpse into artist Edward Hopper’s life, his friends, and the paintings that have fascinated art lovers worldwide ever since Hopper first came to prominence during the 1920s.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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