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The Adventures of Hamza
Website introducing the story of Hamza, uncle of the Prophet Muhammed, told through the illustrated book created between 1556 and 1572 under Mughal Indian emperor Akbar. Includes the historical context of the book, pictures from the book organized by character, and excerpts to go along with the pictures.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): All grades
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The Art of African Exploration
Online exhibition includes compelling images from the European imperialist period. In primary-source documents, photographs, maps, and drawings, see Africa’s animals, peoples, and landscapes through the eyes of the explorers.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): General audience
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The Kristen Ollies Collection
Collection of stamps of Queen Elizabeth II. Started by third grader Kristen Ollies in 1999. Follows Queen Elizabeth's life through Ollies' collection. Intended to inspire others to begin stamp collecting.
Provider: National Postal Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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The Life and Music of Celia Cruz: A Bibliography
Bibliography related to the online exhibit ¡Azúcar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz. Includes books about the music and culture of Cuba, salsa, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Latin and Caribbean music, and lesson plans that are part of the online exhibit.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The New Old World: Antilles Living Beyond the Myth
Photographic exhibit of the Native people and communities of the Antilles (Cuba, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Trinidad, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico) challenges the myth of indigenous extinction. Includes image gallery, video introduction, and exhibit brochure. Bilingual English/Spanish.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): General audience
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The Pichs Collection: Exploring the History of Cuba through Postal Stamps
Webpage with an overview of Cuban postal history from the pre-philatelic period to 1939 with folded letters, stamped envelopes, and historic postcards from the Pichs Collection. A second section describes Cuban aviation and airmail history.
Provider: National Postal Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes from South India
Online exhibit featuring bronze sculptures from the South Indian Chola dynasty, which ruled from the ninth to the thirteenth centuries. Includes video narration on bronze casting process, description of the religious figures often turned into bronze statues, background on the religious ceremonies and festivals which use bronze statues, and history of the Chola dynasty.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The Ways of Living, Ways of Giving Teaching Poster
Teaching poster featuring the Kwakwaka´wakw people of British Columbia, Canada. Includes lessons and activities about different value systems. Examines Kwakwaka’wakw traditions, such as the potlatch, which express concepts of wealth, values of giving, and the importance of cultural continuity.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 4–8
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They’re Ghana Love It! Experiences with Ghanaian Music for Middle School General Music Students
 Lessons in which students try their hands at the music of this West African nation. Includes interpretive movement and percussion performance.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Tooting the Horn of Africa: A "Cornucopia" of Music from Somalia
Lessons in which students sing and play traditional music of Somalia and try to recognize and transcribe the pentatonic scale.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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