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Infinity of Nations: Culture Quest
Players earn virtual badges as they learn about Native cultures throughout the Americas, from Alaska to the tip of Argentina. Ten badges correspond to ten regions: Arctic, Northwest Coast, Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, California, Mesoamerica, Amazon, Andes, and Patagonia.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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Innovations That Stand the Test of Time (4-8)
Lesson in which students examine a socially conscious piece from the Cooper-Hewitt exhibition Design for the Other 90% and then give a presentation about it.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Innovations That Stand the Test of Time (9-12)
Lesson in which students examine a socially conscious piece from the Cooper-Hewitt exhibition Design for the Other 90% and then give a presentation about it.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Inside/Out: Growing Old in the United States
Virtual exhibition exploring stories of the lives of elderly Latinos, focusing on aging and perceptions in the Latino community. Information divided between research data and case studies. Includes interviews and classroom activities.
Provider: Smithsonian Latino Center
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Investigating Longitude and Latitude
Lesson plan using longitude and latitude to determine locations of expedition sites and viewing sites for the 2004 Transit of Venus. Extension activity includes investigating Global Positioning System (GPS).
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Islands of Song: Music of the Bahamas
Audio and visual recordings explore the history and cultural significance of Bahamian music
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Kawésqar Community Education Guide (9-12)
Teacher's guide on the Kawesgar of South America. Includes four lessons where students compare their community to the Kawesqar, explore the importance of oral traditions in maintaining disappearing cultures, look at how environmental change affects the Kaqesqar, and imagine they are time travelers from 2000 years in the future observing an “indigenous” culture.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Key Ingredients: America by Food
Website exploring the history of American food from Native American traditions to modern regional cooking. Incorporates complete teacher resources, "cookbook project" that permits visitors to search for recipes, a timeline allowing visitors to look up foods by date or region, and food recommendations across the country.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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Grade(s): General audience
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Kiowa Drawings
Drawings offer a unique source of information on tribal social and artistic traditions. Includes sections on Fort Marion, anthropological illustrations, Silver Horn images , 20th century art, and suggested resources.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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La Nueva Canción: The New Song Movement in South America
Webpage introduces the movement of political song called nueva canción. Recordings of works addressing poverty, imperialism, democracy, human rights, and religious freedom are included. Clips of live performances are also offered for further exploration.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Legendary Beauties
Online exhibit telling the story of how Theodore Roosevelt and the famous artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens worked together to redesign America’s money. Reveals how this collaboration transformed traditional coinage into unprecedented works of art symbolizing Roosevelt’s progressive ideals and led to the design of what many regard as the most beautiful American coin every produced. Visitors can rotate and zoom in on objects for detailed examination and a glossary helps visitors understand challenging vocabulary.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Legendary Coins and Currency Homepage
Online exhibit showing how major events in U.S. history have played a role in the evolution of it's money and how a select few pieces of currency have become important symbols of the American experience. This highly interactive exhibit includes a game, timeline, and the ability to rotate and zoom in on objects from the National Numismatic Collection. A glossary helps visitors understand challenging vocabulary.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Legendary Coins and Currency Timeline
Interactive timeline introduces a unique and interesting perspective on American history as one navigates chronologically through objects included in the Legendary Coins and Currency online exhibit. Spans the years 1652 to 1974 and includes artifacts from every era of American history. Clicking on images in the timeline will allow visitors to rotate and zoom in on objects for detailed examination.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Legendary Firsts
Online exhibit displays some of the famous “firsts” in the history of American money. This highly interactive resource allows students to rotate and zoom in on objects and includes a glossary to help visitors understand challenging vocabulary.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Legends of the Human Spirit
Online exhibit showing how crises in American history have challenged Americans to adapt their conceptions about money and find creative solutions to economic problems. Discusses the use of paper money during the American Revolution, Confederate currency, and emergency currency used during the Great Depression. This highly interactive resource allows visitors to rotate and zoom in on objects for detailed examination. A glossary helps visitors understand challenging vocabulary.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Let’s Dance Like an Eagle: Zeybek Dance in Turkey
Lesson plan examines the geography of Turkey with a focus on Anatolia and Zeyback. Includes activities to identify rhythmic patterns in Turkish music and sample Zeybeck dance.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Letters from the Heart
In this lesson plan, students consider ways to create positive social change, then write letters to share their thoughts with a larger community.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Listening to the Water Nations
Cultural geographer Doug Herman discusses perceptions of water in traditional indigenous cultures. He also considers contemporary water issues that most immediately and severely affect indigenous people
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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Living Maya Time
Bilingual website devoted to the Mayan calendar, which includes middle-school lesson plans on Mayan astronomy and mathematics. The Maya themselves weigh in on the end-of-the world scares associated with the calendar.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Lost in the Coin Vault
Interactive game has players enhance their analytical skills as they decipher clues and closely examine objects from the National Numismatics Collection in order to solve mysteries and escape from the coin vault. A fun way to learn about currency and explore American history.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8
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Lu’au: A Hawaiian Feast
Virtual exhibition on the music, food, dancing and other traditions of the Hawaiian lu’au. Includes audio and video, as well as recipes.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Made You Look
Lesson in which students look at how design affects their everyday lives by analyzing marketing and advertising media.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Minds of Our Own
Video documentary based on recent research, as well as the pioneering work of Piaget and others. Shows that many things we assume about how children learn are simply not true.
Provider: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Music of the Seventh Continent
Lesson in which students learn about the culture and music of Madagascar ""experientially,"" by performing a traditional song. Includes a map of Madagascar.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Save Our African American Treasures: Protecting Family History
Lesson plan explores what can be learned from everyday objects. Students discuss the importance of protecting historical objects and learn how to preserve their own family items, such as photographs and documents.
Provider: National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Grade(s): 4–8
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School Redesign and Multiple Intelligences
Teacher-created lesson in which students look at ways that school design can be adapted to various learning styles.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Smithsonian in Your Classroom: Native American Dolls
Lesson plan presenting the perspectives and experiences of Native doll makers. These voices encourage students to draw connections between dolls from the National Museum of the American Indian and Native cultures, communities, and environments.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Songs to Make Winter Bright: Traditions of Singing at Christmas and Other Winter Holidays
Webpage discusses the role of music in winter traditions around the world and in the United States. Focuses on Christmas and Chanukah. Includes music samples and audio slideshow.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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South Africa, Free At Last: The Freedom Songs of South Africa and the Civil Rights
Lessons in which students take part in musical activities while learning the history of South African "freedom songs." They look at correlations, both musical and historical, to the African American civil rights movement.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Strings of the North: National Instruments of Sweden, Norway, and Finland
Webpage introduces the ways that musical instruments serve as symbols of national identity and pride. Listen to audio clips and discover the unique characteristics of the Swedish nyckelharpa, the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, and the Finnish kantele.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Grade(s): General audience
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