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Study Tours, Resident Associates Program
Program offering study tours to local areas of interest, including Civil War sites, parks and nature preserves, and other cultural and artistic organizations. Also at the Resident Associates Program you can find all-day seminars, eight-week courses, evening seminars, and study tours on topics such as art, archaeology, cooking, history, philosophy, science, and world cultures.
Provider: The Smithsonian Associates
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Style and Status Teacher' Guide
“Asian Art Connections” teacher's guide related to the online exhibit, Style and Status: Imperial Costumes from Ottoman Turkey. Includes an introduction, classroom activity, and featured objects looking at the social contexts of clothing in Ottoman Turkey.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Style and Status: Imperial Costumes from Ottoman Turkey
Online exhibit explaining the cultural significance of fabric and clothing for the Ottoman rulers (1281-1924). Includes pictures of the robes, information on Ottoman style, the social significance of the robes and contexts where they would be worn, and many links to sites about the Ottoman Empire.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): General audience
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Suburban Strip
Online exhibit presenting the origins and impact of the suburban strip mall. By moving commercial life out of the central business districts, suburban strips contributed to the economic decline of downtowns. As more people moved into the suburbs these shopping centers also became centers of social life. This is the fourteenth section of the online exhibition America on the Move.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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Tea for Two (4-8)
Activity examining how certain items can link family and friends together in unique and interesting ways. Analyzes how historic artifacts have helped people connect in the past.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Tea for Two (9-12)
Activity examining how certain items can link family and friends together in unique and interesting ways. Analyzes how historic artifacts have helped people connect in the past.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Teaching and Learning Anthropology
Resources for teachers from the Department of Anthropology. For general anthropology, specific areas, and Native American anthropology. Includes online bibliographies, contact information, teaching activities, and publications and products for purchase.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The Art of Tattooing
Online exhibition that takes an anthropological look at a tattoo studio in Washington, D.C. Considers tattooing as both art and ritual.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 9–12
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The Country Blues: Rural Soul Music of the Southern USA
Webpage asks, “What’s the blues?” Through audio and video clips of the Mississippi Delta country blues, listeners learn how the country blues evolved as a representative expression of African American life.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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The Filipino American Story
Curriculum guide for middle school. Through the integration of curriculum, culture, and technology, this project aims to educate teachers and students on Filipino American history and culture.
Provider: Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
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The Grand Generation: Interviewing Guide and Questionnaire
Webpage explaining the techniques of and guidelines for conducting oral history. Shows how to conduct an interview with an elderly relation or friend, gather the proper equipment, brainstorm questions, and preserve the final product.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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Grade(s): General audience
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The Horse in Blackfoot Indian Culture
Digital Version of the book The Horse in Blackfoot Indian Culture by John C. Ewers. Ewers chose the horse as the starting point for his verbal picture of Blackfoot culture and works from the hoof up, taking readers from the fundamentals of hobbling and shoeing through the intricacies of social status, political organization, religion, and economic relations.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): 9–12
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The New Old World: Antilles Living Beyond the Myth
Photographic exhibit of the Native people and communities of the Antilles (Cuba, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Trinidad, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico) challenges the myth of indigenous extinction. Includes image gallery, video introduction, and exhibit brochure. Bilingual English/Spanish.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): General audience
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The Roots and Branches of Virginia Music: The Past Is Present
Webpage celebrates the four hundredth anniversary of Jamestown, Virginia, with an essay and audio and video recordings of old-time string music, bluegrass, blues, gospel, and country.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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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 Ways of Living, Ways of Giving Teaching Poster
Teaching poster featuring the Kwakwaka´wakw people of British Columbia, Canada. Includes lessons and activities about different value systems. Examines Kwakwaka’wakw traditions, such as the potlatch, which express concepts of wealth, values of giving, and the importance of cultural continuity.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 4–8
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They’re Ghana Love It! Experiences with Ghanaian Music for Middle School General Music Students
 Lessons in which students try their hands at the music of this West African nation. Includes interpretive movement and percussion performance.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Throat Singing
Webpage focuses on one of the oldest forms of music--a gutteral singing or chanting in Central Asia, Canada, and South Africa. Includes music samples, videos, and throat singing lesson.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Tooting the Horn of Africa: A "Cornucopia" of Music from Somalia
Lessons in which students sing and play traditional music of Somalia and try to recognize and transcribe the pentatonic scale.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Tracking the Buffalo: You Be The Historian
Online interactive about the stories told on buffalo hides by the Native Americans of the Great Plains. Focused on a particular painting, this interactive leads viewers to their own conclusions through subtle hints and clues and lets them compare their conclusions to those of Smithsonian historians.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Transforming the Waterfront
Online exhibit on the impact of using containers on the commercial shipping industry. Their use streamlined freight handling, slashed the cost of transporting cargo of all kinds, and made imported goods cheaper. This is the seventeenth section of the online exhibit America on the Move.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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Traveling Through Time and the Consideration of Design
This lesson plan traces the history of design. Students research the environmental and societal influences on design, and then create styles for the future.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Treasures of American History: American Identity
Online exhibit highlighting objects from the Smithsonian collection that give insight into what it has meant to be an American. Explore the diverse roots of American culture as well as common experiences shared across lines of race, ethnicity, and region. These objects show the many ways in which Americans have defined themselves, through artistic expression, ethnic traditions, work, play, home, and community life. Includes a Spanish translation.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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T-Shirt Design for Real
Teacher-created lesson in which students design T-shirt graphics. They then produce actual T-shirts and sweatshirts to be sold for fundraising.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Undercover Detectives in Search of the Good Citizen
Teacher-created elementary lesson in citizenship that begins with the story "Buster’s Dino Dilemma" by Marc Brown.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Unexpected Legends
Online exhibit about legendary American currency, famous either through printing accidents, errors, or unscrupulous Mint employees producing unauthorized currency. This highly interactive resource allows visitors to rotate and zoom in on objects. A glossary helps visitors understand challenging vocabulary.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Video Ethnographies
Video clips from Smithsonian Folklife Festivals show performances by musicians and dancers from around the globe. The artists discuss their techniques and the cultural significance of their craft. Clips are organized by country.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Vietnamese American Heritage Project
Curriciulum guide for middle school aids teachers in incorporating Vietnamese American history and culture into their classes.
Provider: Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Voices of Discovery
Program sharing the human resources of the Smithsonian Institution with communities outside of the nation’s capital by enabling Smithsonian scholars of art, history, and science to serve local communities. Smithsonian experts visit your town to lead events—lectures, performances, and hands-on activities—that are tailor-made for learners of all ages.
Provider: The Smithsonian Associates
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Grade(s): General audience
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Voices of Struggle: The Civil Rights Movement, 1945 to 1965
Webpage honoring African-American history and music with a look at the profound cultural contribution of the Civil Rights Movement. Features recordings of songs and leaders of the Movement.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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