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Música del Pueblo
Bilingual online exhibit featuring a diverse range of Latin American and Latino musics. This interactive exhibit invites visitors to meet musicians, learn about the world of meaning behind the songs, and sing the songs, tap the rhythms and experience the panorama of diverse expression we call musica latina. Includes 24 high-quality videos arranged by thematic category.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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The Making of a Homemaker
Online exhibition displaying images and text from domestic guidebooks of late-nineteenth-century America. These books gave advice on how to keep a healthy and happy home, but also prescribed appropriate moral and religious outlooks, had information on a wide variety of topics, often discussed manners, and gave many home remedies.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Barn Again! Celebrating an American Icon Teaching Guide
Lesson plans connected to the Barn Again! Traveling exhibit which looks at barns as a symbol of America. These lessons promote the development of critical thinking skills by involving students in analyzing a variety of primary resources, conducting local history research projects, and synthesizing their discoveries for presentation to a classroom or community audience.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Art to Zoo: Perfectly Suited: Clothing and Social Change in America (1995)
Lessons that encourage students to think about the interaction of clothing and society, both past and present. Focus is on nineteenth-century clothing and its reflection of middle-class ideals.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Afghan Rubậb: The Lion of Instruments
Lesson in which students analyze and play (on guitar and drums) the traditional Afghan music played on rubậb and tabla. Includes a discussion of the censorship of traditional music under the Taliban.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Egypt: The Bedouin Culture
Lessons in which students pick out the sounds of traditional Bedouin instruments and replicate the rhythms of the music. In an extension, they learn about a Bedouin tradition of shadow puppets.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 4–8
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One Flute, Two Flute, Red Flute, Blue Flute: Nigerian-Style Flute Music
"Lessons for intermediate-level music learners. Students identify musical elements (steady beats, rhythm, melody, harmony) in traditional Nigerian flute music. Includes maps of Nigeria and the continent of Africa. "
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Performing Ethiopia: Playing, Singing and Improvising Music from the Abyssian Kingdom
Lesson that introduces students to the history and culture of Ethopia through its traditional music. Concludes with an arrangement and composition exercise.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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A Sound Legacy: 20 Years of Folkways Records at the Smithsonian Institution
Learn about the history of Folkways Recordings and its incorporation into the Smithsonian Institution. The webpage includes video and audio clips of significant Folkways recordings.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Borders and Identity
Explores identity along the United States/Mexico border through history, belief, arts, and occupational traditions. Focuses on stories of residents. Includes video, cultural map, teacher/student guide, and classroom exercises. Bilingual English/Spanish.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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