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Community Dreams
Online exhibit exploring the impact that the development of coast-to-coast railroads had on life in America. Railroads made it possible for towns and cities to flourish away from the coasts and waterways that had been America’s main transportation networks, creating new social, political, and economic ties. This is the second section of the online exhibition America on the Move.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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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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Geography from Space
Online quizzes that allow students to test their geographical knowledge.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The Look of the Listen
Lesson in which young students sing songs from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings (and provide sound effects) after examining cover art related to the songs. Subjects of the songs include animals and trains.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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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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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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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 Life in Beads Teaching Poster
Teaching poster for grades 4–6. Exploring the traditional art of dressmaking and dress decoration among women of Native American tribes from the Great Plains region. Through the stories and art of contemporary women who continue these traditions, students will learn about materials used in the past and today, as well as the cultural values and meanings behind dress decoration. The poster includes maps, student activities, and a variety of historical and contemporary images.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 4–8
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