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A More Perfect Union: Japanese-Americans and the U.S. Constitution Homepage
Online exhibit focused on the experiences of Japanese Americans who were placed in internment camps during World War II. Explores a period of history when racial prejudice and fear upset the delicate balance between the rights of citizens and the power of the state. This story is told through through interactive galleries that combine photographs, objects, oral histories, and first-person accounts. Includes a comment board, a search engine with more than 800 artifacts from the Smithsonian collection, related activities, additional web sites, and bibliography, and additional resources.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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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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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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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Discovering the East of China: Chinese Music in Elementary School
Unit that introduces regional Chinese music. Students "travel" through the eastern part of the country.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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