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George Washington: A National Treasure
Comprehensive study of the Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington. Features an interactive guide pointing to the symbolic, biographic, and artistic elements of the painting, a biography of Washington’s life, kids’ activities, teachers’ guides, family tips, and tour details.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): General audience
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African American Artists: Education and Equity
Set of lesson ideas based on paintings that depict African Americans in school and library settings. All of the works are from the period following Plessy v. Ferguson.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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African American Artists: Masking Matters
Set of lesson ideas for a study of the art and literature of the Harlem Renaissance. Students create abstract works inspired by poetry and music, and write poems and stories based on paintings.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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African American Artists: My People, Our People
Set of lesson ideas based on an overview of African American history. Students bring artworks into comparison with poetry and music.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Comic Book Hero
Lesson has studens look at a comic from the 1950s and 60s about nonviolence in the civil rights movement and to think about ways those tips could help them today. Reading and discussion questions culminate in a list of do’s and don’ts of nonviolence in a handy “pocket card.” Part of the resource “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nonviolence.” Targets grades 3-5.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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George Washington: A National Treasure -- Teacher Guide
Teacher's resource guide provides lesson plans; including suggested objectives, procedures, related standards in historical thinking, and worksheets, using Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George Washington to introduce students to the events that shaped Washington’s life.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The Civil War and American Art: Teacher’s Guide
Set of teacher-created lesson plans based on a sesquicentennial exhibition. Includes many ideas for using art to teach American history or vice versa. Might serve as an introduction to using art as a primary source.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Smithsonian in Your Classroom: Portraits, Visual and Written
Lessons introduce students to the lives and works of Louisa May Alcott and Samuel Clemens through portraits as well as through their writings. Students come away with a better understanding of how the events of one’s life can be an inspiration for creative writing.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Mr. President: Profile of Our Nations Leaders
Website with brief biographies, vital stats, and National Portrait Gallery paintings of all presidents, from Washington to the present. A site for research, homework help, or just browsing.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): General audience
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Smithsonian in Your Classroom: Abraham Lincoln: The Face of a War
Lessons in which Smithsonian portraits of Lincoln introduce a study of the Civil War. Analysis of the portraits—the famous “cracked-plate” photograph, two plaster “life masks,” and an eyewitness drawing of Lincoln’s arrival in the enemy capital of Richmond, Virginia—leads to an analysis of the times.
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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