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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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Land and Native American Cultures
Introduces students to the use of land in Native American communities through several case studies. Addresses subsistence, crafts, mythology, and ritual. Includes teacher/student guide, photographs, resources, slides, and activity questions.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Latino Virtual Gallery
Exhibits Latino/a contributions to the history, arts, and culture of America from a Latino/a perspective. Includes current and archived exhibitions on Argentina, Panamanian passages, Mexican treasures of the Smithsonian, the Division of Community Education of Puerto Rico, LEGACY: Spain and the United States in the Age of Independence 1763-1848, and the Day of the Dead. Bilingual English/Spanish.
Provider: Smithsonian Latino Center
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Grade(s): General audience
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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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Looking Both Ways Tools for Teachers
Supports the online exhibition Looking Both Ways: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiq People. Options for the materials in booklet, video, or CD form. Ordering information provided.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Looking Both Ways: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiiq People of Southern Alaska
Interactive exhibit on the heritage and identity of the Alutiiq people of Southern Alaska. Learn about the people, see where they live, and view the objects that express their culture.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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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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North American Indian Traditional Stories and Mythology Bibliography
List of references on North American Indian traditional stories.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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North American Indians Teacher Packet
Includes bibliographies, leaflets, photographs, information, and classroom activities.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Remember Me Fondly
Lesson in which students compare the ways in which American and Mexican cultures express ideas of remembrance and honor ancestors.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Repatriation Office
Explains the collaborative process between museums and cultural representatives to determine the disposition of human remains and cultural objects under the law. Includes a basic definition, current projects, and FAQs.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 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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Selected References on Arctic and Subarctic Prehistory and Ethnology
Bibliography providing an introduction to the current literature, in English, on Arctic and Subarctic prehistory and ethnology.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 9–12, General audience
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Selections from the Field Journal of William Duncan Strong (Honduras, 1933)
Discusses the experience of international travel, and the study of human civilizations. Includes images of journal pages, detailed descriptions, and suggested further reading.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Selections from the National Anthropological Archives
Collection of scanned anthropological images categorized by region and culture group, ranging from Oceania to American Indian to African cultures. Includes photographs, drawings, documents, paintings, and more.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): General audience
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Video Conferencing
This webpage provides information on classroom videoconferencing and thematic tours of the American Art Museum. Tours focus on visual literacy, learning about history, or celebrating cultural heritage.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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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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Smithsonian LVM Interactive
Media archive on Latino identity. Students explore art, culture, environmental science, and more. Includes 3D games, "augmented reality," and videos.
Provider: Smithsonian Latino Center
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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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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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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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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Tales of Lienzos
Virtual exhibition describes the Charreria tradition in Mexico and the United States, through personal narratives of Charras and Charros (cowboys). Includes contemporary and historical photographs and museum collections. Some parts bilingual English/Spanish.
Provider: Smithsonian Latino Center
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Grade(s): 4–8
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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 Canela Indians of Northeastern Brazil
Describes ways of life of this aboriginal people and the influence other cultures have had on them. Includes maps, daily life, rituals, literature, artifacts, festivals, environment, photography, and Smithsonian research.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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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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