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Hats Off! A Salute to African Headwear
Online exhibition presenting the history and significance of various forms of African headwear and the people who wear them.
Provider: National Museum of African Art
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Grade(s): General audience
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El Rio: Do-Your-Own Exhibition
Students create a museum exhibition in this lesson, which addresses culture and environment in the Rio Grande/Río Bravo Basin. The materials are adaptable to studies of other cultural-environmental relationships.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Smithsonian in Your Classroom: Decoding the Past: The Work of Archaeologists
Students use the methods of archeologists to identify and interpret artifacts from a contemporary setting.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Let Your Motto Be Resistance
Online exhibition features over 30 prominent figures in African American resistance across 150 years of U.S. history. Provides biographies, images, and educational activities relating to each person.
Provider: National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Saris, Kimonos, Togas & Smocks: Exploring Clothing Across Cultures (9-12)
Activity in which students conduct collaborative Internet research on the social purposes of clothing, learn about different types of clothing, and create a presentation.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Objectivity
Activity examining historic artifacts to determine if they were designed to help people survive or to create enjoyment.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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New Kid on the Block
This lesson plan uses a public radio story on the “Ukrainian Diaspora” in Chicago (through archived audio) as a foundation for a considering the ways that young people adapt at a new school. Students interview schoolmates who have transferred in the last year. Drawing upon these interviews, they design a program or materials for new students.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Tracking the Buffalo: Stories From a Buffalo Hide Painting Homepage
Website exploring the role buffaloes played in the lives of Native Americans of the Northern Plains. Includes online interactive, printable activities, a map, information about the art of buffalo hide paintings, origin stories of three tribes, a teacher’s guide, and a bibliography of related books appropriate for all ages.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Música Latina: Exploring Hispanic Heritage through Music
Webpage includes an essay on the growing Latino community in the United States and the infusion of Latin music. Includes musical selections from Colombia, Texas, and Puerto Rico, and film clips of live performances.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Neighborhood Rubrics
Lesson in which students use rubrics to rate their neighborhoods and determine what is important in a neighborhood and what needs improvement. They then write a persuasive essay defending their rating.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Paredon Records: Activist Songs and Speeches from 1970-1985
Webpage documents Barbara Dane and Irwin Silber’s mission to promote social and political activism through Paredon Records. Listen to music and spoken-word recordings as you learn about the role of music in political activism in the latter half of the twentieth century.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena
Webpage focuses on two percussion-driven musical traditions from Puerto Rico and the formal and cultural distinctions between the styles. Includes music samples and videos of dance performances to the music.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Silk Road: Connecting Culture, Creating Trust
Website of the Silk Road Project. Inspired by the cultural traditions of the historical Silk Road, the project is a catalyst, promoting innovation and learning through the arts. Various educational resources available.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Smithsonian Folkways: Featured Artists
Webpage includes a selection of biographical information of featured musical artists from around the globe. Through video and audio clips, students connect the artists with their work to recognize the skills involved in music-making.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Wisconsin Powwow / Naamikaaged: Dancer for the People
Two-video set shows how powwows incorporate historical traditions and modern innovations. Focuses on the Ojibwe people. Includes historical background, transcription of soundtrack, classroom questions, and suggestions for further reading and listening. Available for purchase.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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A Monumental Assignment
Lesson in which students explore why communities build monuments, then design their own monuments. They define the concept of community and identify the importance of group symbols.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People
This online tour explores the Ainu: Spirit of a Northern people exhibit. This exhibit explores the ancient origins of the Ainu of Northern Japan and their evolving relations with the Japanese. Each room has an audio tour and highlighted objects.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Alaska Native Collections: Sharing Knowledge
Virtual exhibit allowing visitors to explore Smithsonian collections from these Northern Natives. Digital reproductions of artifacts can be browsed by culture, community, ceremony, or environment. An interactive map tells you about the different Natives of Alaska and where they can be found.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): General audience
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American Indian Languages
Short article surveys the origins, history, relationships, and contributions of Native American languages. Includes suggested reading list.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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An Alutiiq Dance
Webpage focuses on the purposes, forms, and objects related to the winter dances of the Alutiiq Alaskan native culture. Includes an anthropologist’s journals on the dances of the winter festival, photographs of objects from the Fisher collection, and video of an Alutiiq dance.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): General audience
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Anacostia Museum: On-Line Academy
Virtual learning environment on the discovery, interpretation, and preservation of African American history and material culture, featuring video presentations by leading scholars, collectors, and experts.
Provider: Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Anthro Notes
Book for educators covering topics in physical anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and cultural anthropology. Contains articles on recent anthropological research, suggestions for practical teaching activities, and reviews of new teacher resources. Includes a teacher's guide.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Anthropology Explored: Teacher's Guide
This teacher's guide accompanies Anthropology Explored, a collection of 36 essays written in an easy-to-read style by some of the world's leading anthropologists. The chapters trace the emergence of humans, discuss early settlements, and explore the diversity of past and present cultures. Includes chapter summaries, discussion questions, essay questions, and a glossary.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Anthropology on the Internet for K-12
List of web sites with a brief annotation that are valuable to teachers and students interested in the field of anthropology. Sections include – general sources, career information, archaeology, social/cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, linguistics, area studies, museums, virtual exhibits, and electronic publications.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): All grades
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Anthropology on the Internet for K-12
Select list of annotated resources online for students and educators interested in the field of anthropology. Organized by sub-field ie: cultural anthropology, archaeology, area studies, etc.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): All grades
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Anthropology Teacher Resources
A list of free teacher resources put out by the NMNH Department of Anthropology. Includes issues of Anthronotes (publication for educators), leaflets, bibliographies, and teacher packets on a variety of topics within anthropology.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Anthropology Teaching Activities: Mother-Infant Observation
Teacher activities show the importance and intensity of observation for anthropologists. Offers background for studying human and nonhuman primate behavior. Students observe a mother and child and use an experimental framework.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Anthropology Teaching Activities: Studying Community Festivals
Classroom activity explains the anthropological importance of studying festivals. Includes guiding questions to help students observe and report on a community festival.. Example observation and further reading also included.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Anthropology Teaching Activities: Teaching Ethnicity through Expressive Style
Two-part activity. Introduces the anthropological concept of enculturation. Students understand expressive style and how it can reflect culture and ethnicity.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Anthropology Teaching Activities: Church Ethnographies
Activity encourages students to examine religious institutions as the total integration of culture that is valuable to anthropologists. Students do participant observation and write an ethnography.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 9–12
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