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Arts of the Islamic World Teacher's Guide
This downloadable guide introduces the Islamic world through art. Includes an overview of Islamic beliefs and holidays; and a look at the art of calligraphy, architectural objects, and everyday objects of trade and culture. Includes lesson plans by grade level and suggestions for additional resources.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
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Ancestor Worship Today
Website presents the research of a group of Chinese American teenagers who looked into their own communities for modern examples of ancestor worship. Includes photos and interviews gathered by the teens.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Magic and Technology in Early Modern Europe
Written version of Anthony Grafton's 2002 lecture titled, “Magic and Technology in Early Modern Europe.”.In his lively and entertaining presentation, Grafton showed how “the notion of a mathematical or artificial magic” rose from the ancient art of natural magic, embodied in such things as prayers and talismans, to the complex optical, hydraulic and mechanical devices that “not only rivaled, but actually outdid, the creative powers of nature itself.” The machines and automata that emulated nature and the movement of living beings were so astonishing at first that the engineers had to seek independent authoritative testimony that the devices were the product of engineering skill, not occult practices.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): 9–12
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North American Indian Ritual and Religion Bibliography
List of references on Native American rituals and religions.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Edge of Enchantment
Exhibit presenting the pictures and stories of the people of Huatulco and Huamelula as they talk about their families, the beliefs and practices that sustain their sense of who they are, the ceremonial landscapes to which they remain rooted, and the development and migration now changing their world. Shows and describes many of the places in Mexico known as encantos or enchanted places.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): General audience
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Agayuliyararput: Our Way of Making Prayer
Native Alaskan Yup´ik material presented from a Yup´ik perspective. Highlights 27 Yup´ik objects. Includes background essay, images of masks and costumes, and videos of performances.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Gallery Guide: Arts of the Islamic World
Website examining both the diversity of Islamic art and its distinguishing features. Includes background information on calligraphy, abstract design, the creation of manuscripts, and object decoration.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Speak To My Heart: Communities of Faith and Contemporary African American Life
Virtual exhibit examines faith and spiritual traditions in the African American community and the church as an agent of community and economic development. Includes short articles, interviews with community members, and extensive resources.
Provider: Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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In the Beginning: Bibles before the Year 1000
Online exhibit exploring the early years of the Bible through biblical artifacts, including pages and fragments written in Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Arabic, Syrian, Armenian, and Ethiopian. Discusses how the bible evolved gradually through the cultural interactions and exchanges of many different societies, which books were selected as cannon and which were apocryphal, how Christianity spread, and the bible as an iconic image. Includes audio interviews with curator Michelle P. Brown.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Origin Stories of the Plains Indians
Webpage about creation stories of the Arikara, Hidatsa, and Mandan Indians and how they are depicted on a buffalo hide painting. The parts of the painting that depict the Native American creation stories are highlighted and described in an interactive buffalo hide painting.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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