Smithsonian American Art Museum Education
We have digitized and indexed dozens of SAAM's free educational materials for your use. Teacher guides are listed with corresponding standards and grade levels for your convenience. Be sure to check back periodically, as more resources will be added. SAAM's online features contain interactive or media-rich assets that can easily be used by educators in the classroom. Students can learn by viewing media or taking part in various online activities. Online activities such as Catlin Classroom have
Creating the Past: Understanding Artifacts
After studying the historic events of Catlin's life, this project allows students to imagine the material culture of the time. They will become archaeologists and anthropologists, looking back on previous cultures for clues as to the motives and inspirations for the choices that shaped their lives. Each student will bring in a fabricated artifact from Catlin's life, resulting in a museum exhibit in the class.
NASA KSNN What changes a shadow's size?
Light is a form of energy. It interacts with matter, or the material that makes up an object, in different ways based upon the qualities of that material. Light passes through objects that are transparent. These items appear to be clear. Materials that are translucent let some light pass through, but this light is scattered. These items look milky or fuzzy. Some materials are reflective, or bounce light back. Reflective items are shiny. And objects that are opaque block the light.
A map of servitude.
The back of a Louisiana slave named Gordon, photographed in 1863 after he escaped to the Union forces. Whipping was the most common form of punishment on plantations, and slaveowners and overseers whipped slaves with frightening regularity. Slaves could be whipped for almost any pretext: for "not picking ...
Courseware : Soft Computing
Soft Computing : Course lectures, hours 42. There are 9 pdf files, total 398 pages. Topics : Introduction to Soft Computing; Fundamentals of Neural Network; Back Propagation Network; Associative Memory; Adaptive Resonance Theory; Fuzzy Set Theory; Fuzzy Systems; Fundamentals of Genetic Algorithms; ...
In some years back the craft upholstery was used to describe the making of carpets, curtains, wall hangings, mattresses and the covering of furniture with fabrics etc. However, with the upsurge of specialization during the industrial revolution, which now dominates the industrial world, the word upholstery is limited to the manufacture and repair of stuffed furniture. The making of curtains and wall hangings has now become a specialized area for interior decorators whilst the production of mattr
White leafy seadragon
This seadragon is white with a light pattern. It has a snout (right end) and the back end is to the left. Seadragons can't hold onto sea plants like seahorses can. It has some fins along its back that it uses to propel itself and move around in the water. The leafy parts are only used to blend in and ...
031 The Philippe de Montebello Years: Onésipe Aguado's Woman Seen from the Back
October 24, 2008–February 1, 2009
Philippe de Montebello speaks with curator Malcolm Daniel about Onésipe Aguado's mysterious photograph Woman Seen from the Back, which was acquired by the Museum as part of the remarkable Gilman Collection. Recorded on the occasion of "The Philippe de Montebello Years: Curators Celebrate Three Decades of Acquisitions", on view from October 24, 2008–February 1, 2009.
In this video from Wide Angle, learn about Chechen rebels who have turned to guerrilla warfare in order to combat Russian military forces.
Invent a Backscratcher from Everyday Materials
Being able to recognize a problem and design a potential solution is the first step to the development of new and useful products. In this activity students will be creating a device to get that pesky itch in the center of your back. Once the idea is thought up the students will produce a design schematic ...
The Moving Man
Learn about position, velocity, and acceleration graphs. Move the little man back and forth with the mouse and plot his motion. Set the position, velocity, or acceleration and let the simulation move the man for you.
40. Do Not Double Park! (Intermediate)
Our two friends and listeners Debbie and Antonio are back from Italy. They say: "We loved our trip and everything was great - except for when we had to... park our car! Is it really that difficult to find a parking space in Italy?" -- Truth to be told, it can be quite an adventure, [...]
15. How To Borrow Money (HTI)
Chances are, it has happened to all of us at one time or another... We're enjoying a good night out with friends, when at some point we realize we have no money with us, and we're suddenly at a crossroad: go back home, or ask one of our friend to lend us a little money, [...]
Vaclav Smil on the future of the planet.
Can one planet survive the impact of a human population of close to 9 billion people? Environment writer, Andrew Revkin, interviews author and distinguished professor, Vaclav Smil, about the promise and perils of the next fifty years. This talk was part of the Q2C festival at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo in October 2009.
Radio Lingua Network News: 26 September 2008
Happy European Day of Languages to all our listeners! By way of joining in this international celebration of languages and language-learning we're delighted to introduce eight new podcasts today. We're adding Catalan, Danish, French, Japanese, Mandarin and Romanian to our One Minute Languages series; we're introducing our first podcast for English learners - Write Back Soon will help learners master Phrasal Verbs; and we're finally announcing the long-awaited sequel to Coffee Break Spanish: it's
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Conflict resolution: "Back Home Action Planning"
This "Back Home Action Planning" unit offers an opportunity for individuals to plan how they will apply their new Cooperative Problem Solving skills in their back-home environment.
Webquests in the Latin Classroom
One of the biggest challenges for any Latin teacher is finding a way to make a "dead" language come back to life. One of these ways, I believe, is by creating activities that allow students to compare and contrast their lives to those of the ancient Romans. I am interested in looking into various webquests ...
Harvard Peabody Museum Zooarchaeology Laboratory Reference Collection
The Zooarchaeology Laboratory of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, was established in 1981 in order to facilitate the analysis of faunal remains from archaeological sites (also called Archaeozoology). Presently covering more than 850 square feet (79 square meters) on the third floor of the museum, the laboratory provides working and storage space for students and researchers who carry out studies on animal bones and teeth from around the world. It is also a tea