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New York – The Connected City
Online exhibit exploring how early America’s dependence on maritime shipping made New York City and its harbor America’s connecting point to the world. This is the sixth section of the online exhibit entitled America on the Move.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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Smithsonian in Your Classroom: What Is Currency? Lessons from Historic Africa
Lessons that introduce economics by focusing on the currency system of the Akan people of Ghana in West Africa.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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High-End/Low-End: Exploring Price & Value in Design
Lesson plan comparing high-end and low-end versions of everyday objects to consider the role that economics plays in design. Includes analysis, discussion, small group work, and Internet research.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Community Dreams
Online exhibit exploring the impact that the development of coast-to-coast railroads had on life in America. Railroads made it possible for towns and cities to flourish away from the coasts and waterways that had been America’s main transportation networks, creating new social, political, and economic ties. This is the second section of the online exhibition America on the Move.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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Ocean Planet Lesson Plans
Six interdisciplinary lesson plans on aspects of the sea from geography to its influence on literature. Each lesson has the same elements: background information, learning objectives, list of materials; step-by-step procedures, student handouts, and a list of resources.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): All grades
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And Now a Word From Our Sponsors
Lesson plan has students write and produce public service commercials promoting the Transit of Venus and providing information about its safe viewing. Students will be able to identify the components and attributes of commercials including bias and misinformation found in commercials.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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On the Interstate
Online exhibit examining the Federal-Aid Highway Act, the resulting creation of the interstate highway system, and the profound impact these highways had on American lives, commerce, and the landscape. This is the sixteenth section of the online exhibition America on the Move.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 9–12
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American Indian Responses to Environmental Challenges
Multimedia website and lessons on the cultural, economic and scientific motivations behind environmental preservation in four American Indian communities
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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Colombia
Bilingual virtual version of an exhibition at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The site is arranged as a tour of Colombia's ecosystems.It considers ways that cultures arise from landscape and economies from natural resources (especially, in this case, coffee). Suitable for geography classes.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Design a CSA Food Market
Teacher-created lesson in which students design a system of community-supported agriculture (CSA). Includes such math applications as measurement and geometry.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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