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Send a Lincoln Letter
Lesson has children write letters to family and friends as well as learn more about the local post office. Following a reading of Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers, about a young girl in 1860 who wrote a letter to Abraham Lincoln and received a response, children will write their own letter and then mail it at the post office. Part of the resource “A Letter to Abraham Lincoln.”
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): PreK–3
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Shutter Bugs
Online game for beginning readers. Players are equipped with a virtual camera on a cartoon tour of the National Zoo. They snap pictures of animals whose behavior best corresponds to new vocabulary words.
Provider: Smithsonian Science Education Center
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Silhouettes and Interiors
Self-discovery lesson in which students examine genres of art and literature and create personal poetry and collage.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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SITES Publication Search
Search the resources of the Smithsonian Institution’s Travelling Exhibition Service, including books, posters, and curriculum guides for purchase or download. Includes several free resources.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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Grade(s): General audience
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Smart Growth: Reshaping Communities (4-8)
Activity introducing students to different aspects of smart growth as they explore a model community, engage in creative problem solving, and create presentations on this topic.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center Teaching Kits
Teaching kits employing the approach of the Smithsonian’s museum lab school contain art prints, children’s literature, and objects with lesson plans appropriate for the classroom or museum. Designed for young children. Purchase required.
Provider: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Smithsonian Latino Center Educator's Guides and Bilingual Materials
Explore various approaches to classroom curriculum using bilingual materials. Includes online exhibitions, teacher's guides, family guides, and more. Bilingual English/Spanish.
Provider: Smithsonian Latino Center
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Grade(s): General audience, All grades
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Smithsonian Ocean: Our Water, Our World
In this companion book to the Sant Ocean Hall at the National Museum of Natural History, author Deborah Cramer reveals the myriad ways the sea is essential to all of us.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): General audience
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SOIL, A Design You'll Dig: Designing A Habitat for Worms
Teacher-created lesson in which students design a habitat for worms. The worms serve as composters for home or school. Nutrient cycles and the importance of decomposition are discussed.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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SOS Handbook
Document previewing a larger body of curriculum-friendly resources that explore public sculpture through the lenses of history, visual arts, conservation science, and literature.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Speaking of Pictures: Thomas LeClear´s Interior with Portraits
Find this image´s "hot spots" to gain insight and background on the artist and the artwork.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Spreading the News
Lesson in which students follow a guided Internet hunt as they play the role of a newspaper reporter trying to research, write, and publish an article about the history of the Star Spangled Banner. Intended to teach how to better synthesize ideas and facts in written and artistic products. Part of the resource, “Making the Star Spangled Banner.” Targets grades 3-5.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Stop Signs, Musical Notes, Letters & Logos: Designing Symbols
Activity in which students engage in active problem solving as they create a design for a symbol that tells something about their identity.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Survey Savvy
Lesson plan in which students conduct a survey to gather information about the viewpoints of the exhibition Design for the Other 90%. They present their findings to the class.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Symbols in a Story: What's What?
Interactive in which players go deep inside the painting "Achelous and Hercules" by American regionalist Thomas Hart Benton. The artist set the Greek myth in rural Missouri, giving it a new figurative meaning. The activity introduces the literary devices of symbol, simile, and metaphor.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Symbols in Art: Who's Who?
Interactive in which players try to match three figures from classical mythology with the visual symbols of their stories.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The Gettysburg Address
Online exhibit telling the story of the Gettysburg Address by focusing on the last handwritten copy of the speech, a manuscript that usually resides in the Lincoln Bedroom of the White House. Includes background information, printable version of the manuscript, transcripts in English and Spanish, and an interactive document that features actor Liam Neeson reading the address.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The Adventures of Hamza
Website introducing the story of Hamza, uncle of the Prophet Muhammed, told through the illustrated book created between 1556 and 1572 under Mughal Indian emperor Akbar. Includes the historical context of the book, pictures from the book organized by character, and excerpts to go along with the pictures.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): All grades
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The Art and Life of William H. Johnson
Set of four lessons (grades K–2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12) in which students examine works by African American painter William H. Johnson. Younger students list elements of the pictures, identifying colors and shapes and such objects as farm equipment, crops, and animals. Older students compare Johnson’s work with that of painter Allan Rohan Crite.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): All grades
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The Blues and Langston Hughes
Set of four lessons (grades K–2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12) that introduce the blues stanza, both in music and in the blues-based poems of Langston Hughes. Younger students compose their own three-line blues poems, Older students listen for details of the Great Migration in recordings of rural and urban blues.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): All grades
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The Japanese American Internment: How Young People Saw It
Set of four lessons (grades K–2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12) that address the Japanese American internment camps through primary and secondary sources. Younger students read or listen to Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki. Older students compare and contrast letters from teenage internees. By examining this historical event from multiple perspectives, students gain a more complete understanding of the nuances and human elements of history.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): All grades
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The Mind Behind Design (4-8)
In this lesson plan, students analyze submissions to the annual People’s Design Award. They discuss the reasons why designs are created and who is impacted by design.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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The Mind Behind Design (9-12)
In this lesson, students analyze submissions to the annual People’s Design Award. They discuss reasons that new designs are created, the value of design in society, and who is impacted by design.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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The Object of History
Online resource designed to improve students’ knowledge of standard topics in U.S. History and to improve their ability to understand material culture objects as types of historical evidence. Includes an introductory essay entitled Looking at Artifacts, Thinking about History; 6 sections that each focus on an object from the museum; an archive of curator commentary; an online tool to create virtual exhibits; and lesson plans and teacher resources.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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The Sirenia: Dugong, Manatee, Steller’s Sea Cow, and Relatives Bibliography
Serves as an introductory guide to publications on the sirenia. Divided into three categories: technical, general, and periodicals. Includes several references for young school children.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The Smithsonian Folklife and Oral History Interviewing Guide
Online version of booklet provides guidelines for collecting folklife and oral history. Offers interview advice, sample questions, ways to preserve and present one’s findings, further readings, glossary, sample information and release forms.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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The Voices of Voting: How Do We Judge Design? (4-8)
This lesson examines the parameters of the voting process in the annual People’s Design Award. Students use a discerning eye to compare and critique artworks.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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The Voices of Voting: How Do We Judge Design? (9-12)
This lesson examines the parameters of the voting process in the annual People’s Design Award. Students use a discerning eye to compare and critique artworks.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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The Way of Water in the World
Lesson plan looking at global issues of water shortage and contamination. Students conduct Internet research and work in small groups to find solutions to these problems.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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The World of Edith Wharton
Website presenting the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Edith Wharton (1862-1937), punctuated with pictures from the National Portrait Gallery.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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