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Wolastoqewiyik Education Guide
Teacher's guide focusing on the First Nations community of New Brunswick, Canada. Contains two lessons aligned to national standards exploring the interdependency of all living things from the Wolastoqewiyik perspective and the importance of rivers to communities like First Nations.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Earl’s Canoe: A Traditional Ojibwe Craft
Documentary preview illustrating the process of canoe-making within Native American traditional culture. Includes discussion of respect for nature in the Ojibwe Nation. Purchase required.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Harvest Ceremony: Beyond the Thanksgiving Myth (PDF)
Information sheet for use in lessons on the first Thanksgiving. Includes which Native peoples met the Europeans in 1621, the harvest celebration, the Wampanoag today, the importance of corn, and a Johnny cake activity.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Art to Zoo: Life in the “Promised Land”: African-American Migrants in Northern Cities, 1916-1940 (1990)
Lesson plan introducing students to the experience of African Americans who migrated from the rural South to the urban North between the world wars. Students write an article or essay based on an interview with a friend or family member with a migration experience.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8
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African Americans in Aviation: The 1940’s – A Decade of Change
Teaching poster challenging students to analyze primary documents related to the struggles of African Americans to gain equal opportunity in the field of aviation.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Across Borders: Beadwork in Iroquois Life
Online exhibit focusing on the Kahnawake, near Montreal, and the Tuscarora, near Niagara Falls. Explores links between beadwork and the spiritual, the economic, and the political worlds of the Iroquois. Includes narrated creation story, highlighted objects, and downloadable images.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): General audience
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A Critical Bibliography on North American Indians, for K-12
Resource list on North American Indians organized by culture area and tribe and further divided into nonfiction and fiction, biographies, and traditional stories. Includes an introduction, preface, and foreword by Native American educators. Provides questions for critically evaluating different perspectives of history.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): All grades
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Brown v. Board of Education Electronic Field Trips
Videos of electronic field trips to the museum providing viewers with a 20-minute tour by curators of the exhibit Separate is Not Equal: Brown v Board of Education, followed by a 30-minute videotaped question session about court decision and its legacy. One video targets middle schoolers; the other high schoolers.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Pre-Visit Guide for Teachers
Several lesson plans organized by grade level intended to familiarize students with the themes and objects of the National Museum of the American Indian in preparation for a visit. Can also be used at the New York City Heye Center or independently.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Música del Pueblo
Bilingual online exhibit featuring a diverse range of Latin American and Latino musics. This interactive exhibit invites visitors to meet musicians, learn about the world of meaning behind the songs, and sing the songs, tap the rhythms and experience the panorama of diverse expression we call musica latina. Includes 24 high-quality videos arranged by thematic category.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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National Museum of the American Indian Teacher Self-Guide: Listening to Our Ancestors
Self-guide for the Listening to Our Ancestors exhibition includes questions to consider, item searches, and drawing activities for students to complete.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Speak To My Heart: Communities of Faith and Contemporary African American Life
Virtual exhibit examines faith and spiritual traditions in the African American community and the church as an agent of community and economic development. Includes short articles, interviews with community members, and extensive resources.
Provider: Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The Making of a Homemaker
Online exhibition displaying images and text from domestic guidebooks of late-nineteenth-century America. These books gave advice on how to keep a healthy and happy home, but also prescribed appropriate moral and religious outlooks, had information on a wide variety of topics, often discussed manners, and gave many home remedies.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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African American Pioneers in Aviation Teacher Guide
Teacher's guide designed for use on its own or as part of a museum visit includes activities that focus on the challenges and successes of African American aviators.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Let Your Motto Be Resistance
Online exhibition features over 30 prominent figures in African American resistance across 150 years of U.S. history. Provides biographies, images, and educational activities relating to each person.
Provider: National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Resources for Teaching American History: Civil Rights
Multimedia site includes teacher-selected primary sources, a video on Medgar Evers, elementary-school lessons on Rosa Parks and desegregation, and Advanced Placement DBQs on Brown v. Board of Education.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Buffalo Hide Paintings
Webpage on the significance of buffalo hides to Native Americans of the Great Plains and the symbols they painted on them.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Math Quilts
Lesson in which students examine geometric quilt patterns to learn how math may have been used to help slaves escape to freedom. They slide, flip, and turn geometric shapes to create their own quilt with map of how to “escape” the classroom and head to the school front door.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Origin Stories of the Plains Indians
Webpage about creation stories of the Arikara, Hidatsa, and Mandan Indians and how they are depicted on a buffalo hide painting. The parts of the painting that depict the Native American creation stories are highlighted and described in an interactive buffalo hide painting.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Facts about Americanos: Latino Life in the United States (Datos sobre Americanos: La vida latina en los Estados Unidos)
Teaching guide describing the role of Latin Americans in U.S. culture. Includes color images, pie and bar charts, and population demographics. Bilingual (English/Spanish).
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Changing Gender Roles on the World War II Home Front
Lesson plan examining changing gender roles on the American home front during World War II. Students analyze photographs and wartime advertisements related to “Rosie the Riveter,” then conduct their own research project on women during World War II. Targets grades 6-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Tracking the Buffalo: Stories From a Buffalo Hide Painting Homepage
Website exploring the role buffaloes played in the lives of Native Americans of the Northern Plains. Includes online interactive, printable activities, a map, information about the art of buffalo hide paintings, origin stories of three tribes, a teacher’s guide, and a bibliography of related books appropriate for all ages.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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African American Pioneers in Aviation
Research and teaching website that challenges students to analyze primary documents related to the struggles of African Americans to gain equal opportunity in the field of aviation.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Booming Out
Small photographic exhibition portraying the history and contemporary lives of Mohawk ironworkers, who have worked on practically all of New York City’s major construction projects.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): General audience
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Continuum 12 Artists
Online exhibition presenting new work by contemporary Native artists. Represents diverse media including painting, sculpture, prints, photography, video, and installation pieces. Includes essays on the artists and online galleries of their work.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): General audience
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Wisconsin Powwow / Naamikaaged: Dancer for the People
Two-video set shows how powwows incorporate historical traditions and modern innovations. Focuses on the Ojibwe people. Includes historical background, transcription of soundtrack, classroom questions, and suggestions for further reading and listening. Available for purchase.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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James Luna: Emendatio
Site presents images and video of contemporary Native artist James Luna, who has given a performance and designed two installations on Indian life. These installations challenge the idea that there is a disconnect between the indigenous world of the past and the present. The artist also looks at religion through Pablo Tac, a Luiseno who went to Rome to study for the priesthood.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Map of the Plains Indians
Printable map showing the territories occupied by various Plains Indian tribes as well as many other tribes in what is now the continental United States. Useful for anyone wanting to learn more about Native Americans.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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A Landmark in American Justice
Lesson plan has students examine both the integrationist and segregationist arguments from Brown v. Board of Education. Students explore the arguments by role playing as a reporter covering the landmark case, then focusing on the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision by analyzing a photograph from that time.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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A Life in Beads Teaching Poster
Teaching poster for grades 4–6. Exploring the traditional art of dressmaking and dress decoration among women of Native American tribes from the Great Plains region. Through the stories and art of contemporary women who continue these traditions, students will learn about materials used in the past and today, as well as the cultural values and meanings behind dress decoration. The poster includes maps, student activities, and a variety of historical and contemporary images.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 4–8
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