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Art and Philosophy Books, Catalogs, and Posters from SITES
Choose from a selection of books and posters for purchase from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. All materials are companions to SITES exhibitions, which range from National Geographic's Greatest Portraits to American Glass and Designs for the Twentieth-Century Future.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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Grade(s): General audience
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Asian Games: The Art of Contest
Interactive website on Asian games, their histories, and cultural contexts. Also notes connections between Asian games and American games today.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): General audience
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Caliphs & Kings: Art and Influence of Islamic Spain
Online exhibit displaying the culture and artwork of Spain during the 8th to 15th centuries, when it was under Islamic control. Includes close-up views and detailed descriptions of selected objects .
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Caravan Kingdoms: Yemen and the Ancient Incense Trade
Online exhibit about the little known cultural traditions of “caravan kingdoms” whose fortune rose and fell with demand for their goods. The focus is on ancient Yemen, whose incense trade led to vast wealth. Objects of religion and culture are shown with relevant background.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Celebrate Cambodia: Khmer Festival and Wedding Music
Lessons that introduce two contrasting examples of the music of the Khmer people. Students particpate in active listening, discussions of cultural context, and performance of ostinati and pentatonic melodies.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Celebrate the Arts of the Silk Road
Collection of links related to the Silk Road. Includes exhibitions connected to the Silk Road, additional links for more information, and events/talks about the Silk Road.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Children’s Book Creations
Lesson plan has students read a Japanese folktale, Momotaro: Boy of the Peach, learn about Japanese culture and story structure, and create a children’s book version of the Momotaro story to share with younger readers.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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China History Timeline
Interactive timeline introduces Chinese history through art from the Neolithic period to the end of the imperial age (1911). Provides a short description of each major period of Chinese history.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Chinese Arts of the Brush
Gallery guide discussing the arts of painting and calligraphy in China - their origins, connection, materials, aesthetics, and artistic philosophy. Includes suggested resources.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Colombia
Bilingual virtual version of an exhibition at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The site is arranged as a tour of Colombia's ecosystems.It considers ways that cultures arise from landscape and economies from natural resources (especially, in this case, coffee). Suitable for geography classes.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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