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Stories of Important Women

May 15, 2019

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Stories of Women Who Have Had an Impact on the World

Women Who Changed the World, an iOS app by education developer Learny Land, takes students on a journey through history alongside 15 brilliant and brave women—from aviators to scientists, artists to civil rights activists.

Documentary on Eric Carle

May 15, 2019

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Documentary Illustrating Storytelling and Meaning Making with Children

Eric Carle, Picture Writer: The Art of the Picture Book is a 32-minute portrait of Eric Carle, creator of more than 70 books for children, including the bestselling classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar. In this documentary, Carle methodically layers a tissue paper collage of the caterpillar, pours over thumbnail sketches, and ruminates on drafts of his books.

Evaluate Photographs for Historic Understanding

May 15, 2019

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Assessments for Evaluating Historical Thinking

The Olympics Protest is a new assessment from the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) that gauges whether students can identify the historical event depicted in an iconic photograph and evaluate its historical significance. Successful students will draw on their knowledge of the past to identify American track athletes John Carlos and Tommie Smith raising their fists to protest racial injustice while on the medal stand at the 1968 Olympics and then explain how the event was historically significant.

Global Oneness Earthwise

Apr 15, 2019

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Film Fostering Inquiry and Reflection About Earth

In 1968 three astronauts embarked on the Apollo 8 mission and witnessed Earth as it had never been seen before. The first color photograph taken beyond Earth’s orbit was later titled Earthrise. An award-winning film from Global Oneness Project documents the story of this photograph. How does the Earthrise photograph provide a context for what it means to be a global citizen

Summer Teacher Programs Smithsonian

Mar 15, 2019

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Summer Institutes on Teaching the Humanities Through Art

Teachers in grades 6–12 are invited to attend one of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s weeklong institutes in the nation’s capital. Participants will join other educators from across the country in exploring the connections among American art and social studies, history, and English/language arts.

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