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Critical Thinking Skills Through Vatican Stamps
Designed to support Catholic-school curricula, this guide to the Postal Museum’s collection of Vatican stamps can help introduce medieval and Renaissance art, Church history, Bible stories, or the lives of the saints.
Provider: National Postal Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Department of Anthropology Outreach
Webpage for the Anthropology Outreach Office, which promotes understanding of the field of anthropology and the research conducted in the Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology. Lists publications and teacher's packets on a variety of anthropological topics. All materials are free of charge.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): All grades
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Department of Anthropology: Archaeology, Ethnology, and Physical Anthropology Collections
Homepage for the archaeology, ethnology, and physical anthropology collections of the Department of Anthropology. Searchable online database includes 97 percent of the cataloged specimens that are currently in the Ethnology and Archaeology collections. New records are added as specimens are cataloged. Includes information on how to order photographs of items in the collection.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): General audience
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Design a CSA Food Market
Teacher-created lesson in which students design a system of community-supported agriculture (CSA). Includes such math applications as measurement and geometry.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Design for Social Justice
Following a reading of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines, students identify social injustice in their own communities through both traditional and hands-on research and design a solution for those problems.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Designing Connections: Bringing Communities Together
Lesson encourages students to examine the ethnic and socio-economic divides within their high school and community. They design an architectural structure or event to connect two distinctly different communities in their high school and write an essay to explain their proposal and to persuade the community to use their design.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Designing the Small Farm of the Future
Teacher-created lesson in which students consider means of “sustainable farming.” Complements social studies lessons on the role of agriculture in the development of civilizations through history.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Discovering Our Delta: A Learning Guide for Community Research
Short video shows students how to conduct research in their communities and communicate the results of that research to classmates and others. Includes a student guide and teacher guide (in PDF form). Video available for purchase.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Discovering the East of China: Chinese Music in Elementary School
Unit that introduces regional Chinese music. Students "travel" through the eastern part of the country.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Dwellings Around the Globe
Activity exploring dwellings across the globe. Students conduct collaborative research on cliff dwellings, igloos, longhouses, and yurts and reflect on these dwellings': underlying environmental and cultural conditions.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Earth 2U, Exploring Geography—People Power! Making Geography
Two-sided poster/teaching guide. Depicts the elements that make up physical and cultural geography. Also includes a lesson plan on cultural geography.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries
Online exhibit describing the age of discovery and highlighting Portuguese conquests and trade agreements on the Indian Ocean and in Africa, China, Japan, and Brazil. The Portuguese voyages of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries led to the first real interaction amongst the world’s peoples, creating an unprecedented interchange of knowledge, techniques, imagery, and ideas which inspired the creation of great works of art.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Encyclopedia Smithsonian
Links to Smithsonian fact sheets, images, websites and bibliographies organized alphabetically by topic. Includes topics in American and world history, the sciences, arts, and culture.
Provider: Office of Visitor Services
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Grade(s): General audience
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Every Object Tells a Story (9-12)
Lesson in which students learn the stories behind socially conscious designs in the Cooper-Hewitt's Design for the Other 90% exhibition. They then create their own stories about a piece.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Expeditions: 150 Years of Smithsonian Research in Latin America
Website documenting the early years of Smithsonian expeditions into Latin America, looking particularly at the complex and rich relations among scientists in the Americas. Searchable by region or explorer. Sections include biographies, images, artifacts, and diary entries.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Facing East: Portraits from Asia
Online exhibit following portraiture from across Asia, from the sculpted head of an Egyptian pharaoh to contemporary photos of Korean students and everything in between. These portraits collected from the Freer Sackler Galleries convey the distinct conceptions of self that emerged in specific artistic, cultural, geographic, and historical circumstances.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Food Mapping
Teacher-created lesson in which students analyze the “food system” in their community. They look for solutions to any ecological or social problems inherent in the system.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Galaxy of Knowledge
Gateway to Smithsonian Institution Libraries’ online collection. Collections are divided thematically: American Discovery, Art and Design, Industry and Technology, and Mosaic of Science. Includes lectures, podcasts, digital versions of rare books, bibliographies, online collections, and online exhibits on a wide range of topics.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): General audience
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Global Legends
Online exhibit about legendary gold coins that represent the passionate quest for gold on the American frontier. Shows how the discovery of gold, both in the southeastern United States, and later in the West, had a major effect on American ideas about the creation and use of money. This highly interactive resource allows visitors to rotate and zoom in on objects. A glossary will help visitors understand challenging vocabulary.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Going Global
Online exhibit looking at globalization in America. Discover how fast and inexpensive shipping, near-instantaneous communication, the spread of multinational corporations, and the mass migration of people looking for work have fueled America's global sensibility. This is the eighteenth section of the online exhibition America on the Move.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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Going on a Treasure Hunt
Teacher-created lesson that introduces maps to kindergarteners. The children learn about symbols and compass directions as they create a map to help another group find a treasure hidden in the classroom.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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History and Culture Books, Catalogs, and Posters from SITES
Choose from a selection of books and posters for purchase made in conjunction with SITES traveling exhibitions. Historical and cultural topics range from the American presidency to contemporary China and Latin Jazz.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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Grade(s): General audience
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Hosay Trinidad
Ethnographic film about Shi’ite Muharram rites on the island of Trinidad. Demonstrates the role that performances, religious observances, and rituals play in the presentation of self and other in private and public settings. Video available for rent or purchase.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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How have we imagined other worlds?
Space-themed science fiction shares many characteristics with that other great American genre, the western. In the 1930s and 1950s, science fiction franchises like Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, Captain Video, and Space Patrol spawned a slew of merchandise similar to that of Roy Rogers, Red Ryder, and Davy Crockett. In this webinar, curator Margaret A. Weitekamp presents space-themed toys from the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in a discussion how these toys encouraged our imaginations and our fascination with the “space frontier.”
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): All grades
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Identity by Design
Online exhibition celebrating tradition and change in Native women’s dresses. Describes the technical and cultural dress making traditions interspersed with many historical and contemporary pictures, quotes, videos, interactives.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): General audience
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Improve the Lives of the Homeless in New Orleans
This lesson plan encourages students to discuss issues of poverty and homelessness. In groups, they consider the challenges facing New Orleans and propose solutions. They research the viability of those solutions and create a business plan to make them possible.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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In Our Own Voice: Songs of American Indian Women
Webpage traces the history of music performed by American Indian women. Selections represent traditional music and music resulting from contemporary and Christian influences. Includes film clips of live performances.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Indian Music and the Sitar
Lessons in which students “internalize” traditional Indian music by taking part in it. They listen to it, dance to it, and even play sitar music and ragas.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Indigenous Geography
Website exploring universal themes (origins, economy, language, ritual, etc.) from the perspectives of Native communities throughout the Western Hemisphere. Includes lesson plans, essays, and videos organized by theme or community. Intended to teach students about different perspectives. Bilingual English/Spanish.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): General audience
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Infinity of Nations
Online exhibit explores cultural traditions from 10 regions throughout the Americas
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): General audience
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