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Celebrity Caricatures
Online exhibit featuring portraits of famous Americans exaggerated for humor or criticism. Features artists Al Hirschfeld, Miguel Covarrubias, and some of their contemporaries as well as works from Vanity Fair.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): General audience
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Character Composite Portrait
Lesson plan serving as an introduction to Roberto Clemente. Use symbols to construct a character composite portrait. Aligned to national language arts standards. Bilingual English/Spanish.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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Design Your Own Performance
Lesson plan has students analyze images relating to Celia Cruz and then design a performance to understand the role of aesthetics and style in the performing arts. This lesson is a resource included in the online exhibition entitled ¡Azúcar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8
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Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn: Jazz Composers
Online exhibit examining two jazz standards, each one its author’s most-recorded piece: Caravan, written in 1936 by Duke Ellington and Juan Tizol, and Take the “A” Train, composed in 1941 by Billy Strayhorn. Brief biographies of the composers, primary source documents, and media clips show the process involved in writing and recording two of the most celebrated jazz pieces ever written.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Echoes of Elvis
Companion website to the in-gallery exhibit on entertainer Elvis Presley, both as a man and an icon. His image has been the subject of artwork in all mediums and by artists all over the world. His face is both of a man who lived, but also an iconic image, reflecting the views and passions of the artists who portray him.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): General audience
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Latin Rhythms and Cultural Heritage
Two lesson plans encourage students to explore the concept of heritage and their own cultural heritage through music. Students look at Roberto Clemente, who has very proud of his Puerto Rican heritage and at Puerto Rican music.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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Grade(s): General audience
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Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy
Online exhibit presenting portraits and a biography of jazz pioneer Louis Armstrong.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Marilyn Monroe, Korea, 1954
Website presents a series of newly discovered color photographs of Marilyn Monroe by amateur photographer David Geary that suggest how Monroe was viewed by everyday people.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Meet Our Museum Podcast: The Sioux City Ghosts
Podcast discussing the Sioux City Ghosts, an African American travelling baseball team and swing band from the 1930s. The Teacher's Guide includes links to the podcast in two formats and related images.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Oh Freedom! Teaching African American Civil Rights through American Art at the Smithsonian
Interactive website that offers fresh ways of teaching about the Civil Rights Movement by making connections between history and art. It includes nearly 40 artworks, from a 1908 portrait of Booker T. Washington to the “Hope” portrait of President Obama. Web 2.0 tools bring teachers together to discuss the materials and to share lesson plans and activities.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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