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Podcasting with Your Students
Article that follows elementary students as they produce podcasts about their field trips. Included is technical advice on podcast.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): All grades
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Discovery Theater
Website for the Discovery Theater at the S. Dillon Ripley Center on the National Mall includes announcements of live theatrical performances at the Smithsonian for young people and their families. Productions vary from puppet shows and storytelling to dances and original plays. Learning guides complement the performances. Group ticket discounts available.
Provider: The Smithsonian Associates
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Grade(s): General audience
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The Transit in Pictures
Lesson plan has students write a screenplay and produce a movie or animation of a Transit of Venus including narration. Includes options for paper flip animation or use of electronic media.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Treasures of American History: Creativity and Innovation
Online exhibit highlighting objects in the Smithsonian collection that document the creative spirit that has characterized the United States. Examines creativity in many forms, from the reinvention of daily and business life to the redefinition of popular culture and the creation of artistic masterpieces. Includes a Spanish translation.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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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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¡Azúcar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz: Printable Exhibition
Printable edition of the online exhibit ¡Azúcar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz. Celia Cruz is an influential and legendary musical figure both in her native country of Cuba and in the United States. Visitors can connect her story to a variety of subjects including immigration, history, geography, music theory, music history, and art. Available in English and Spanish. Targets grades 6-12
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Art and Philosophy Books, Catalogs, and Posters from SITES
Choose from a selection of books and posters for purchase from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. All materials are companions to SITES exhibitions, which range from National Geographic's Greatest Portraits to American Glass and Designs for the Twentieth-Century Future.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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Grade(s): General audience
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Commemorations Across the Disciplines (9-12)
Lesson exploring how cultures commemorate people and events. Students learn how commemorations are created through music, painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, and poetry.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Cosmic Voyage Teachers Guide
Activities in this guide provide students with concrete experiences to help them understand measurements, scale and how scientists work. The activities work well alone or as a supplement to the Imax film Cosmic Voyage. The film is widely available on DVD.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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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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