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Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program Multimedia
Webpage displaying videos, photos, interactives, and audio from the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program.
Provider: Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
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Grade(s): General audience
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Smithsonian Folkways Magazine:
Website that introduces an indigenous American art form. Includes audio samples of the work discussed, from ragtime to modern.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Smithsonian in Your Classroom: Native American Dolls
Lesson plan presenting the perspectives and experiences of Native doll makers. These voices encourage students to draw connections between dolls from the National Museum of the American Indian and Native cultures, communities, and environments.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Smithsonian Source: Civil Rights
Section of SmithsonianSource.org intended to supplement the materials you currently use for lessons on the civil rights struggle. Includes a variety of teaching strategies and guidelines, a video in which Smithsonian curators examine a photograph of civil rights leader Medgar Evans, DBQs, lesson plans organized by grade level, and primary-source documents from the Smithsonian collections.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): All grades
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Smithsonian Source: Native American History
Section of SmithsonianSource.org intended to supplement the materials you currently use for lessons on Native American history. Includes a video on Lakota winter counts, six high school DBQs, and primary source documents from Smithsonian collections.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Still Cookin’ by the Fireside: African Americans in Food Service
Website describes food history and culture as a part of the political economy of African Americans from the Colonial era to the present. Includes historical photos, extensive bibliography.
Provider: Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Stories of Freedom & Justice: Learning Resources
Webpage of resources – lesson plans, videos, family activities, and instructional media related to the nonviolent civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. Featured resources include videos and a teacher’s guide for the Museum's Join the Student Sit-Ins program, literacy-based family activities on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the student sit-ins in Greensboro, North Carolina, and an archived webcast of an oral history of the three surviving members of the Greensboro Four.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): All grades
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Students Sit for Civil Rights Homepage
Parent's guide with activities based on reading Freedom on the Menu, a work of children’s literature about the Greensboro sit-ins that played an important role in the civil rights movement.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Textiles of the North American Southwest
Explores the weaving traditions of the American Indian and Hispanic residents of the North American Southwest. Descriptions and images of woven objects. Includes maps, glossary, timeline. Bilingual English- Spanish.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The Adam Francis Plummer Diary: A Living History
Website presents the diary of Adam Francis Plummer, born into slavery in 1819 in Maryland, in a digital format with a transcription of the diary, images and descriptions of the other materials in the Plummer-Arnold Family Collection, essays, and a glossary. Includes teachers’ guide for middle and secondary students.
Provider: Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The Alutiiq Education Guide
Education guide with two lesson plans about the Alutiiq (also know as the Sugpiat people) people of Alaska. The first lesson brings together storytelling telling and archaeology to examine the Alutiiq from oral traditions and the scholarly perspective. The second lesson looks at the Alaskan ecosystem and the ways the Alutiiq people have learned to survive. Targets grades 4-8.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 4–8
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The Art and Life of William H. Johnson
Set of four lessons (grades K–2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12) in which students examine works by African American painter William H. Johnson. Younger students list elements of the pictures, identifying colors and shapes and such objects as farm equipment, crops, and animals. Older students compare Johnson’s work with that of painter Allan Rohan Crite.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): All grades
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The Art of Being Kuna
Online exhibit on the indigenous Kuna of Panama uses images and descriptions of clothing. Includes bibliography and an interactive “how to make a mola”.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): General audience
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The Battleground-Separate and Unequal Education
Online exhibit showing how laws and customs led to separate and unequal education for people of color in the United States and the efforts made by citizens to guarantee equal education in the century before the Brown v. Board of Education decision. The Battleground: Separate and Unequal Education is the second section of the online exhibition entitled Separate is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education. Targets grades 6-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The Blues and Langston Hughes
Set of four lessons (grades K–2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12) that introduce the blues stanza, both in music and in the blues-based poems of Langston Hughes. Younger students compose their own three-line blues poems, Older students listen for details of the Great Migration in recordings of rural and urban blues.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): All grades
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The Canela Indians of Northeastern Brazil
Describes ways of life of this aboriginal people and the influence other cultures have had on them. Includes maps, daily life, rituals, literature, artifacts, festivals, environment, photography, and Smithsonian research.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 9–12
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The Enduring Emancipation: From President Lincoln to President Obama
Webinar. Webinar in which the founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, Lonnie Bunch, discusses the Emancipation Proclamation and its legacy.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The Great One: Roberto Clemente Walker
Online exhibit presenting the life of baseball player Roberto Clemente, who has been honored twice on stamps. Includes images of artifacts and stamps with descriptive captions. Bilingual English-Spanish.
Provider: National Postal Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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The History and Experience of African Americans in America’s Postal Service
Online exhibit presenting the life of baseball player Roberto Clemente, who has been honored twice on stamps. Includes images of artifacts and stamps with descriptive captions. Bilingual English-Spanish.
Provider: National Postal Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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The Horse in Blackfoot Indian Culture
Digital Version of the book The Horse in Blackfoot Indian Culture by John C. Ewers. Ewers chose the horse as the starting point for his verbal picture of Blackfoot culture and works from the hoof up, taking readers from the fundamentals of hobbling and shoeing through the intricacies of social status, political organization, religion, and economic relations.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): 9–12
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The Korean Americans: A Century of Experience Curriculum Guide
Curriculum guide exploring topics in Korean history and literature, and the experiences of Korean adoptees. Targets grades 6-8.
Provider: Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
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Grade(s): 4–8
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The Past Half Century: Achieving Equality
Lesson plan has students analyze political cartoons and letters to the editor in order to identify and examine the range of reactions to the Brown v. Board Supreme Court decision and the ways in which the Court’s mandates were enacted or blocked. Students will also be asked to connect a more recent civil rights or education issue to the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The Seneca Falls Convention
Website presenting the story of the landmark Seneca Falls Convention accompanied by portraits of several of the women involved.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): General audience
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The Smithsonian Folklife and Oral History Interviewing Guide
Online version of booklet provides guidelines for collecting folklife and oral history. Offers interview advice, sample questions, ways to preserve and present one’s findings, further readings, glossary, sample information and release forms.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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The Struggle for Justice
Online exhibit documenting the struggle for rights including civil rights, labor rights, women’s rights, American Indian rights, disabled rights, and gay/lesbian rights. Important figures in these movements are highlighted through their portraits. Includes lesson plans aimed at grades 7-12 and video clips by CNN’s Soledad O’Brien guiding visitors through the exhibition.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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To Honor and Comfort: Native Quilting Traditions (PDF)
Guide and lessons on Native American quilters, their communities, and quilt stories. Follows quilting traditions, designs and imagery across many indigenous peoples. For middle school students, but adaptable for all ages. For museum visits or independent use.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Tracking the Buffalo: You Be The Historian
Online interactive about the stories told on buffalo hides by the Native Americans of the Great Plains. Focused on a particular painting, this interactive leads viewers to their own conclusions through subtle hints and clues and lets them compare their conclusions to those of Smithsonian historians.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Two Perspectives on the Battle of Little Bighorn and Greasy Grass
Lesson plan has students analyze historical perspectives on the Battle of Little Bighorn/Greasy Grass, also known as “Custer's Last Stand.” Students will interpret primary sources, develop critical thinking questions about the perspectives represented in the sources, and synthesize the data into a single version of the battle's history. Targets grades 6-9.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Vietnamese American Curriculum
Curriculum guide facilitates integrating Vietnamese American history and culture into the classroom. Unit topics include: “Introduction to Vietnamese Americans,” “Exit Saigon: from Refugees to Resettlement,” “Enter Little Saigon: Vietnamese American Contributions,” and “Culture and Community.” Targets grades 6-9.
Provider: Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Voices of Struggle: The Civil Rights Movement, 1945 to 1965
Webpage honoring African-American history and music with a look at the profound cultural contribution of the Civil Rights Movement. Features recordings of songs and leaders of the Movement.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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