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Grade Range:
K-4
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities, Reference Materials
Duration:
110 minutes
Date Posted:
3/8/2012
In 1943, Martha Graham, Aaron Copland, and Isamu Noguchi created Appalachian Spring, a ballet that told the story of an American pioneer community. By using this OurStory module, children and adults can enjoy exploring this history through children's literature, museum objects, and hands
Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities
Duration:
15 minutes
Date Posted:
9/25/2012
Use this teacher guide and student worksheet to analyze a small collection of naturalization interviews from the Museum’s YouTube channel. By analyzing the oral histories, students will improve their primary source investigation skills and gain deeper understanding of the motivations for an
Grade Range:
K-4
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities
Duration:
90 minutes
Date Posted:
7/7/2008
Students will analyze images and objects relating to Celia Cruz then create an autobiographical exhibition using personal objects. This lesson is a resource included in the online exhibition entitled ¡Azúcar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz.
Grade Range:
6-12
Resource Type(s):
Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities, Primary Sources, Worksheets
Duration:
10 minutes
Date Posted:
4/2/2012
Louisa Susannah Wells was a female colonist who was loyal to King George III, who was banished from America and returned to England after the War of Independence.  Listen to a dramatic reading of her narrative, and then study the supporting primary sources to answer the discussion questions.
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities, Primary Sources
Duration:
45 minutes
Date Posted:
5/6/2010
Use a video clip and primary sources to develop an understanding of the challenges facing the ground troops during World War II’s Battle of the Bulge, then take on the role of one of those soldiers and write a letter home. This lesson plan (which includes background information and full-col
Grade Range:
1-6
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities
Duration:
20 minutes
Date Posted:
9/4/2012
Believe it or not, some plants can grow without soil.  This type of gardening is called hydroponics. Here's how you can get started growing green. This activity from Spark!Lab includes step-by-step directions, discussion questions, and ideas for extending your learning. Spark!Lab activities
Grade Range:
K-4
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities, Reference Materials
Duration:
30 minutes
Date Posted:
3/15/2010
Discover the beauty in nature in your neighborhood or a local botanical garden in this activity related to First Lady Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson and her work to protect the environment and bring beauty to every community. This activity guide includes tips for finding local botanical gardens, sug
Grade Range:
K-4
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities, Worksheets
Date Posted:
6/10/2008
Students will learn how to start their own collection after reading about Teodoro Vidal, a man who collected objects from Puerto Rico in this OurStory activity. OurStory is a series of modules designed to help children and adults enjoy exploring history together through the use of objects from th
Grade Range:
2-6
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities
Duration:
50 minutes
Date Posted:
6/10/2008
This lesson will help students become aware of, and sensitive to, the Japanese American internment camp experience. By creating a list of things that are important and familiar to them and then choosing what they will take and leave behind, students will develop a sense of empathy by simulating s
Grade Range:
9-12
Resource Type(s):
Lessons & Activities, Primary Sources
Date Posted:
6/10/2008
In this lesson, students will answer the question, "What makes a good magazine cover design?" Students will examine cover designs used by House and Garden, Children's Playmate, Life, Steel Horizons, and Ladies' Home Journal and compare the artistic and design philosophies behind them. This activi
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