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Anthropology Teaching Activities: Exploring Historic Cemeteries
Student activity shows how anthropologists use gravestones as cultural artifacts which show variations in time and place that reflect changes in culture. Students will visit a cemetery and explore the gravestones.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Anthropology Teaching Activities: Fieldwork in the Classroom
Interview project matching anthropology students with ESL students to conduct field interviews. Could be used as an investigative tool for any facet of cultural anthropology.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Anthropology: Summer Fieldwork Opportunities
Leaflet suggesting ways in which teachers, students, and the general public can become personally involved in the field of anthropology through field schools and research organizations.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): General audience
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Arctic Social Sciences
Webpage provides information about representative projects in Arctic social sciences that have been funded by the National Science Foundation. Includes current research projects/news and a section on ethics specific to working with Arctic peoples.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): General audience
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Arctic Studies Center
Main website for the Arctic Studies Center provides research, exhibits, collections and resources based on the study of northern peoples, their history and their environment. Includes Tools for Teachers section with classroom materials for sale.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): General audience
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By Aeroplane to Pygmyland: Revisiting the 1926 Dutch and American Expedition to New Guinea
Online exhibition presenting interpretive essays, expedition diaries by two American participants, photos and films, source material, and project information about the scientifically important 1926 Dutch and American expedition to New Guinea.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Camping with the Sioux: Fieldwork Diary of Alice Cunningham Fletcher
Website presenting the fieldwork of ethnologist Alice Fletcher, who lived with the Sioux Indians. Includes photo gallery, journal excerpts, folktales, and bibliography.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): General audience
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Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage – Explore Culture
The education page of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Access education kits, curriculum materials, videos, and recordings for classroom and other educational uses.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Changing Cultures and Environment in the Arctic: Prehistory to Modern Times
Description: How have peoples in the past dealt with changing climate and environment? Is the Arctic a “bell-weather” for climate impacts on the wider world? In this webinar, anthropologist William Fitzhugh leads an exploration of the impact of climate change on northern peoples, both ancient and modern. Using case studies of groups like the Vikings, the ancient Mongolians, Eskimos, and modern residents of arctic regions, he discusses a range of human interactions with the environment.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Commemorations Across the Disciplines
Lesson exploring how cultures commemorate people and events. Students research how commemorations are created through music, painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, and poetry. They collaboratively create a commemoration celebrating a person or an event of their choice, and host a festival to share their work.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Connecting Cultures: Music of the Mekong River
Webpage discusses the cultural importance of the Mekong River, tracing its path through China, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Listen to selections of musical recordings. Includes a movie clip and a map of the river.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, General audience
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Crossroads of Continents
Combines modern research in North Pacific anthropology and archeology with important objects from early collections. Development from end of last Ice Age to modern day. Includes interactive virtual tour.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, General audience
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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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Department of Anthropology: Anthropology Conservation Laboratory
The laboratory gives professional care to collections; prepares collections for exhibit and loan; and implements preventive conservation projects. Describes the scope of work, recent projects, and biographies of staff.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 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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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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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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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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Henry Wood Elliott: American Artist in Alaska
One of the first American artists to work in Alaska. Produced images that inspired efforts for seal conservation and document Native American life in Alaska. Includes additional recommended sources.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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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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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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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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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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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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John Wesley Powell Library of Anthropology
Homepage for the John Wesley Powell Library of Anthropology, one of 20 branches in the Smithsonian Institution Libraries’ system. Supports the research, publication, exhibitions, and public programming of the Department.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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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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