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Indian Music and the Sitar
Lessons in which students “internalize” traditional Indian music by taking part in it. They listen to it, dance to it, and even play sitar music and ragas.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Infinity of Nations: Culture Quest
Players earn virtual badges as they learn about Native cultures throughout the Americas, from Alaska to the tip of Argentina. Ten badges correspond to ten regions: Arctic, Northwest Coast, Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, California, Mesoamerica, Amazon, Andes, and Patagonia.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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Investigating Longitude and Latitude
Lesson plan using longitude and latitude to determine locations of expedition sites and viewing sites for the 2004 Transit of Venus. Extension activity includes investigating Global Positioning System (GPS).
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): 4–8
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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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Listening to the Water Nations
Cultural geographer Doug Herman discusses perceptions of water in traditional indigenous cultures. He also considers contemporary water issues that most immediately and severely affect indigenous people
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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Living Maya Time
Bilingual website devoted to the Mayan calendar, which includes middle-school lesson plans on Mayan astronomy and mathematics. The Maya themselves weigh in on the end-of-the world scares associated with the calendar.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Music of the Seventh Continent
Lesson in which students learn about the culture and music of Madagascar ""experientially,"" by performing a traditional song. Includes a map of Madagascar.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 9–12
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South Africa, Free At Last: The Freedom Songs of South Africa and the Civil Rights
Lessons in which students take part in musical activities while learning the history of South African "freedom songs." They look at correlations, both musical and historical, to the African American civil rights movement.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 9–12
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The Filipino American Story
Curriculum guide for middle school. Through the integration of curriculum, culture, and technology, this project aims to educate teachers and students on Filipino American history and culture.
Provider: Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
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The Roots and Branches of Virginia Music: The Past Is Present
Webpage celebrates the four hundredth anniversary of Jamestown, Virginia, with an essay and audio and video recordings of old-time string music, bluegrass, blues, gospel, and country.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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