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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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Stampin’ Ground
Lesson has students design and produce cards and/or wrapping paper inspired by techniques used in African and Asian cultures. They create stamps for transferring a repeating image.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Telling Our Own Stories Through Corridos
Lesson plan using the lyrics and music of corridos along with the accompanying website to analyze written texts, visual images, and objects to develop students’ understanding of various themes, regions, and perspectives of North American history. Students look at music as a primary source of history by interviewing family members about the songs they grew up with and comparing these songs to narrative corridos.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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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 Puerto Rican Carnival Homepage
Parent’' guide designed to teach children about the carnival traditions of Puerto Rico. Includes hands-on activities such as creating carnival masks and a list of recommended readings.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): PreK–3
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African Art Museums
List of museums in the United States with collections of African Art. Searchable by state.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): General audience
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Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People
This online tour explores the Ainu: Spirit of a Northern people exhibit. This exhibit explores the ancient origins of the Ainu of Northern Japan and their evolving relations with the Japanese. Each room has an audio tour and highlighted objects.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Archive of African Artists
Online exhibit featuring a sampling of exhibition announcements and gallery brochures for 21 African artists from eleven countries. The National Museum of African Art Library maintains a fast-growing collection of more than 3,300 files on contemporary African artists. No other library in the United States is developing or maintaining this type of collection.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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