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Campfire Stories with George Catlin: An Encounter of Two Cultures: A Guide for Teachers
Teachers’ page using art, artifacts, and primary source texts to bridge American history, geography, art appreciation, environmental conservation, and multicultural studies. Features lesson plans.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Atmosphere: Change Is in the Air
In this online exhibition students discover how the ever-changing atmosphere transports substances around the globe, protects life from destruction, and supports millions of chemical reactions. Choose from several interactive features including an “Atmosphere Design Lab.”
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Music as Environmental Advocacy
Smithsonian archivist Jeff Place looks at the lives and works of musicians who have spread a message of appreciation and personal responsibility for our rivers, lakes, and oceans.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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Water from Space
National Air and Space Museum geographer Andrew Johnston discusses how satellites are used to map our water resources and to observe “water cycles.”
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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Inventing Our Way Out of the Climate Change Problem? Innovative Youth Tackle the Issue
Can new inventions address climate change? In this webinar, Smithsonian educator Tricia Edwards introduces the work of inventors concerned with sustainability issues, as well as to her own work in bringing young inventors and research scientists together on environmental projects.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Using Technology for Design and Evaluation
Activity in which students trace the history of a community park or another area. They use technology to evaluate how the design process affects change over time.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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A Virtual Field Trip to the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Do you find climate change to be a complicated topic to bring into the classroom? In this webinar, Smithsonian educator Mark Haddon helps you make sense of the subject! Haddon designs environmental education programs that integrate research methods and data collecting at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC).
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Annotating Change in Satellite Images
Lesson plan where students observe and analyze land use change over time, using before and after satellite images to create an animated view. Identifying, outlining, and marking areas of change in the images results in a color-coded map that shows the location and geographical extent of change. This technique can be used with deforestation, urbanization, changes in the shoreline, and flooding.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Arctic: A Friend Acting Strangely
Online exhibition considering the Arctic's changing climate and what the changes mean for its wildlife, its people, and the rest of the planet. Includes articles, classroom activities, eyewitness accounts, and an account of the history and effect of global warming.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): General audience
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Arctic: A Friend Acting Strangely Classroom Activities
This companion to the exhibition Arctic: A Friend Acting Strangely includes seven activities for classroom use. Students look at changes in the Arctic's climate, which have been observed by both polar scientists and polar residents—changes that impact the Arctic's wildlife and its peoples.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8
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