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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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Navigating the Mekong
Website has visitors click on a map to read journals of young people who journeyed by boat through China, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand. Includes lessons, regional recipes, and traditional music. Targets grades 6-10.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Gallery Guide: Royal Riches
Gallery guide discussing art and culture in the Ancient Near East, the region from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea to present-day Afghanistan. Includes a history of Near Eastern art and additional resources.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The Art and Archaeology of Ancient China Teacher's Guide
Teacher's guide introducing important aspects of ancient Chinese art and society. Includes images of objects, background information, lesson plans by teachers, examples of student work, gallery guides, and extensive resource lists. Objects focus on personal adornment, food preparation, ceremonies, writing, industry, and architecture. Teacher's Guide is available in three parts as a PDF file.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Devi: The Great Goddess
Website looking at six aspects of the Indian Goddess Devi. These six aspects are the different forms she takes and the functions these forms have. Includes information on the contemporary and historical worship of Devi, activities for children and families, and a list of resources on South Asian arts and cultures.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Gallery Guide: The Arts of Buddhism
Gallery guide presenting key points about Buddhism in India, Tibet, China, and Japan. Presents examples of the Buddhist art in the Freer and Sackler galleries. Includes a bibliography.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Hiroshi Sugimoto: History of History
Online exhibit featuring contemporary Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto discussing how his artwork reflects ancient art in an interview and written description. He muses on contemporary and ancient art, the nature of history, and Japanese religious history.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Smithsonian in Your Classroom: Japan: Images of a People
Lesson plans bring Japanese and American art into comparison, illuminating the cultural heritage of Japan. Students create Japanese painted screens.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Stampin’ Ground
Lesson has students design and produce cards and/or wrapping paper inspired by techniques used in African and Asian cultures. They create stamps for transferring a repeating image.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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A More Perfect Union: Japanese-Americans and the U.S. Constitution Homepage
Online exhibit focused on the experiences of Japanese Americans who were placed in internment camps during World War II. Explores a period of history when racial prejudice and fear upset the delicate balance between the rights of citizens and the power of the state. This story is told through through interactive galleries that combine photographs, objects, oral histories, and first-person accounts. Includes a comment board, a search engine with more than 800 artifacts from the Smithsonian collection, related activities, additional web sites, and bibliography, and additional resources.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): General audience
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