Educators Smithsonian Education
Educators|Families|Students
icon These are your results.
They are sorted by the overall rating that users like you have assigned to each resource.
icon You can help improve the sorting for other users by scoring resources you know. Click on the stars found underneath each result to rate it from 1 to 5. If you have advice for others, click on "Add a review" and share your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions.
icon Subscribe to your results.
To be notified when new resources matching your search are available, subscribe using RSS.
icon You can subscribe to be notified when any new resource is available by subscribing to this RSS feed.
icon Not finding what you are searching for?
Try searching again and putting the word or words you are looking for "within quotation marks."
icon Would you like to share these resources on your learning platform? Contact us so we can help you get started or find the metadata through the Learning Registry.
icon Please email us with any questions, comments, or suggestions.
181 to 210 of 295 Per Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Learning to Look
In this activity, students hone their observational skills by studying works of American art, learning the difference between observation and interpretation.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): 4–8
Overall Rating:  

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
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
Overall Rating:  

Looking at Art with Toddlers
Article for parents describes ways to engage toddlers in art, at home or on visits to a museum. Learn how to help stimulate a toddler’s aesthetic development and build literacy skills.
Provider: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): PreK–3
Overall Rating:  

Looking Both Ways Tools for Teachers
Supports the online exhibition Looking Both Ways: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiq People. Options for the materials in booklet, video, or CD form. Ordering information provided.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
Overall Rating:  

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
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): General audience
Overall Rating:  

Make Your Own Buffalo Hide Painting
Lesson on the culture of the Native American people of the Great Plains has students create their own buffalo hide paintings using a printable outline. Inspired by the Great Plains Indians, they will draw pictures representing important events in their lives and their family history, or draw a hide with a geometric design. Images of actual buffalo hide paintings provide inspiration.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): All grades
Overall Rating:  

Masterful Illusions: Japanese Prints from the Anne van Biema Collection
Website showing a number of Japanese prints known as ukiyo-e or pictures from the floating world. Kabuki actors play a starring role in the collection, whose costumes and art are captured on woodblock prints which sold very well in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
Overall Rating:  

Masters of Brass: Lost-Wax Casting in Ghana
This video showcases two Ghanaian artists who create figurative sculpture and jewelry using the ancient technique of lost-wax casting. Available for a three-week loan at no charge.
Provider: National Museum of African Art
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
Overall Rating:  

Meet Me at Midnight
Online game magically takes players to the Smithsonian American Art Museum after hours. Artworks are mixed up—all because of the troublesome Root Monster! To get back home, the players have to solve mysteries—and help their new friends find their artworks.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
Overall Rating:  

Meet Me at Midnight: An Art Game for Kids
Interactive online children�s adventure that takes place in an animated Smithsonian American Art Museum. Includes a parent and educators guide and a lesson plan based on the activity
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): 4–8
Overall Rating:  

Memory and Imagination
Website with artwork by Frank Day of the Maidu tribe in California, who focuses on the preservation of his people’s cultural traditions. Includes scenes of tribal history, ceremonies, and customs.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): General audience
Overall Rating:  

More Than Words: Illustrated Letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art
Online exhibit of 180 illustrated letters by American artists of all kinds, from Samuel Morris to Andy Warhol, who can't help illustrating what they write, whether business correspondence, thank-you notes, or love letters. Students might find inspiration, whether for an art or a writing lesson.
Provider: Archives of American Art
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
Overall Rating:  

My People, Our People
Teacher resource combining activity and discussion exercises with sculpture, painting, poetry, and music of African American artists.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
Overall Rating:  

National Portrait Gallery
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery homepage.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): General audience
Overall Rating:  

National Portrait Gallery Collections Search
Search the National Portrait Gallery's collections from this webpage, which includes more than 12,000 records of portraits, grouped by specific themes.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): General audience
Overall Rating:  

National Portrait Gallery Portrait Search
Webpage offering searching of the Catalog of American Portraits, which covers collections across the United States and abroad. You may also perform a biographical search for portrait sitters and artists to find names, dates, and works of art.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): General audience
Overall Rating:  

National Portrait Gallery Publications: Books and Catalogs
This webpage lists catalogs for past and current exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery. These items may be purchased online directly from the site.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): General audience
Overall Rating:  

Native Americans
Online presentation examining the lives of important Native Americans, captured in portraits. Brief biographies accompany the paintings.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): General audience
Overall Rating:  

Off the Map: Landscape in the Native Imagination
Online exhibition featuring Native art work in which landscape is an “imaginary construct.” Students consider the relationships between American Indians and the land.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): General audience
Overall Rating:  

Oh Freedom! Teaching African American Civil Rights through American Art at the Smithsonian
Interactive website that offers fresh ways of teaching about the Civil Rights Movement by making connections between history and art. It includes nearly 40 artworks, from a 1908 portrait of Booker T. Washington to the “Hope” portrait of President Obama. Web 2.0 tools bring teachers together to discuss the materials and to share lesson plans and activities.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
Overall Rating:  

Online Coloring Book
Activity encourages children to color in postal-themed works of art.
Provider: National Postal Museum
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): PreK–3
Overall Rating:  

Out of This World
Online exhibition of works from the museum's collection of space-related paintings and artful photographs. It is divided into four parts: the beginning of spaceflight in 1957, the moon landing in 1969, the first images of the “whole Earth” from space in 1972, and the photographing of our home galaxy in 1992.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
Overall Rating:  

Paint By Number: Accounting for Taste in the 1950's
Online exhibit revisiting the hobby of “Paint by Number” kits from the vantage point of artists and entrepreneurs who created the popular paint kits, the cultural critics who reviled them, and the hobbyists who happily completed them and hung them in their homes. Looking at the rise of paint-by-number kits as a popular hobby in the 1950s will provide insight into the debate over increased consumerism in post World War II America and a window into the history of creativity, leisure, and domesticity in America.
Provider: National Museum of American History
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Overall Rating:  

Panoramas: The North American Landscape in Art
Online exhibition celebrating the diverse landscapes of the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and comparing the historical outlooks of the three countries through a variety of visuals and activities.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): General audience
Overall Rating:  

Paper Airplane Contest Science Demonstration
Science demonstration at the National Air and Space Museum exploring the concept of “stability” through a hands-on activity in which students construct paper airplanes and compete for a prize.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
Overall Rating:  

Paper Airplane Design I and II Learning Lab
Science demonstration at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center exploring the concept of stability through hands-on student participation in experimental design, data collection, and graphing to create and test paper airplanes.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
Overall Rating:  

Parades: Freer Ceramics Installed by Gwyn Hanssen Pigott
Online exhibit detailing celebrated Australian ceramic artist Gwyn Hanssen Pigott's installation of Freer ceramics from ceramic storage , creating ceramic still lifes focused on color, form, pattern, and relationship rather than historical or cultural significance Although working with the art of others, her groupings show a unique sensibility and new connections amongst the objects.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
Overall Rating:  

Philippe Halsman: A Retrospective
Online exhibit presenting the first historical survey of the work of photographer Philippe Halsman's sparkling portraits of celebrities, intellectuals, and politicians. Recounts his career with a chronology and selected works.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): General audience
Overall Rating:  

Pick a Pet (PreK-1)
Students design informational materials to educate people on the importance of matching a new pet to the family's lifestyle and living arrangements.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): PreK–3
Overall Rating:  

Pick a Pet (PreK-3)
Students design informational materials to educate people on the importance of matching a new pet to the family's lifestyle and living arrangements.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): PreK–3
Overall Rating:  

295 Result(s) returned
Top Rated Resources
George Washington: A National Treasure
National Portrait Gallery
Idealabs: Prehistoric Climate Change (and Why It Matters Today)
Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
Maps on Stamps
National Postal Museum
A Walk on the West Side
Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
African American Artists: Myth and Modern Society
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian Institution

Websites A-Z

Adult Learning

Shop
Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies ©2003 Smithsonian Institution About UsContactSite MapHelpPrivacySubscribe