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What Can You Make from a Buffalo?
Game in which players match objects made by Native Americans from the body of buffalo to the appropriate part of the buffalo’s anatomy. Part of an online exhibit on the Northern Plains Indians.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): All grades
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When the Rain Sings
Lesson plan suggesting ways to incorporate the book When the Rain Sings: Poems by Young Native Americans in language arts studies. The poems (in the form of dialogues between objects, photographs, and the written word) demonstrate the importance of imagery in storytelling. Students may examine thematic connections or respond with creative writing exercises.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Who Stole the Teepee?
Image gallery shows ways in which Native culture has been transformed by tourism, the realities of reservation life, and the missionary schools that attempted to “civilize” Native children. Also discussed are the realities of contemporary Native life, far removed from the popular conceptions. Tension between maintaining traditions and the demands of an ever changing world are explored.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): General audience
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Winning the Vote for Women
Parent's guide with activities and suggested readings to teach children about women's suffrage. Children are asked to take a trip or conduct a phone interview with a member of the League of Women Voters, a group created in 1920 to help organize women’s votes and encourage their active participation in civic life.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Wolastoqewiyik Education Guide (9-12)
Education guide focusing on the First Nations community of New Brunswick, Canada. Includes four lessons on journalism through creating a newspaper on the Wolastoqewiyik, oral traditions, relationships between humans and the natural world, and history as seen through seasons.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Women and Science at Science Service
Exhibit highlighting the careers of five women pioneers in the field of science journalism. Features noteworthy female staff members and writers at the nonprofit news organization Science Service during the 1920s who helped changed the view of women in science.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Women's Role in the Civil War
Lesson plan on the ways in which women served in the Civil War, often as nurses, spies, or vivandieres. Students will explore these stories through a video clip and close examination of two dresses and a woman's uniform. Includes background information, guided analysis questions, and full-color primary sources. Accompanies the exhibit The Price of Freedom: Americans at War. Targets grades 3-6.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Word, Shout, Song
Printable 28-page brochure published to accompany an exhibition. It tells the life story of the academically adventurous Lorenzo Dow Turner, an African American linguist who studied African languages and Arabic to "crack the Gullah code." He went on to study traces of African culture in Latin America.
Provider: Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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