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Lights, Sounds, Fabrics & Daisies: Careers in the World of Design
Activity in which students investigate the broad range of jobs that can be found in the world of design. Explores sound design, landscape architecture, structural design, lighting design, and more.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Living and Working in Space
Teaching poster that provides information on the environmental conditions and challenges of a career in space. Includes instructions for a number of classroom activities and projects.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Lost in the Coin Vault
Interactive game has players enhance their analytical skills as they decipher clues and closely examine objects from the National Numismatics Collection in order to solve mysteries and escape from the coin vault. A fun way to learn about currency and explore American history.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8
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Mail Call!
Postal history booklist for young readers. Browsable by age: preschool, 5-9 years, 10-12 years, and young adult.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): All grades
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Modern Maritime America 1950-Present
Section of the online exhibit On the Water: Stories from Maritime America focused on the importance of shipping in today’s global economy and the types of ships that transport goods throughout the world. Visitors will learn of their personal connections to maritime enterprise and the role global shipping plays in their everyday lives.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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On the Water Collection Search
Search engine for objects from the Smithsonian collection featured in the exhibit On the Water: Stories from Maritime America. Representing a broad sweep of American maritime history, these objects were collected over more than a century and reflect broad patterns of technological, economic, social, and cultural change.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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On the Water: Stories from Maritime America
Online exhibit highlighting the importance of martime activity throughout US history. Focused on ships and the lives of the men and women who lived, worked, traveled, and died on them. Includes objects from the Museum’s collections, audio and video clips, oral histories and narrative accounts, an interactive collections search, learning resources, and an extensive list of web links.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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On Time: How America Has Learned to Live by the Clock
Online exhibit exploring the changing ways we have measured, used, and thought about time over the past three hundred years. Learn how improvements in time-keeping technology have led to the increased importance of efficiency, punctuality, and regimentation in American life. Exhibit has five chronological sections demarcating shifts in America’s relationship to time and related advancements in technology.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Parcel Post: Delivery of Dreams
Exhibit that reflects on the beginning of the parcel post and its effect on the national economy. Features items from across the Smithsonian.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): General audience
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Picturing Business in America: Hedcuts in The Wall Street Journal
Online exhibition exploring The Wall Street Journal’s distinctive portrait heads, known as "hedcuts" or "dot-drawings,” that have attained the status of an American icon, readily identifiable with the business publication.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): General audience
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