Art And Humanities
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Art & Design: Lesson Plans

A variety of lesson plans on Art & Design, accompanied by different audio-visual and interactive resources from the Smithsonian Institute, covering a wide range of topics and often referencing works and projects at one of the Smithsonian's various institutions.

Beyond the Frame

Includes an overview of topics covered and a lesson plan for Beyond the Frame, from Smithsonian Education's section on Art & Design.

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Beyond the Frame: Lesson Plan

Botany & Art and Their Ro...

Includes an overview of topics covered, a lesson plan and supplemental resources for Botany & Art and Their Roles in Conservation, from Smithsonian Education's section on Art & Design.

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Botany & Art: Lesson Plan

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Botany & Art: Activity Materials

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Exhibition: Losing Paradise - American Society of ...

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A Natural History Approach to Plant Study and Cons...

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Botany & Art: Getting Started - Smithsonian Center

The Art and Life of Willi...

Includes an overview of topics covered, lesson plans and supplemental resources for The Art and Life of William H. Johnson, from Smithsonian Education's section on Art & Design. Materials are broken down according to their target age group: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12.

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Images of Paintings

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Art and Life of WHJ: Lesson Plan (K-2)

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William H. Johnson Biography (K-5)

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William H. Johnson Take Home (K-2)

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'Early Morning Work' & 'Cotton Pickers' (K-2)

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WHJ Graphic Organizer (K-2)

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Art and Life of WHJ: Lesson Plan (3-5)

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William H. Johnson Take Home (3-5)

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'Li'l Sis', 'Cafe', 'Street Life, Harlem'.. (3-5)

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WHJ Graphic Organizer (3-5)

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William H. Johnson: Getting Started - Smithsonian ...

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Art and Life of WHJ: Lesson Plan (6-8)

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WHJ and Allan Rohan Crite Biography (6-12)

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WHJ & ARC Background Information (6-12)

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Questions About Paintings (6-8)

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Art and Life of WHJ: Lesson Plan (9-12)

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Questions About Paintings (9-12)

Abraham Lincoln: The Face...

Includes an overview of topics covered, a lesson plan and supplemental resources for Abraham Lincoln: The Face of a War, from Smithsonian Education's section on Art & Design.

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Abraham Lincoln- The Face of a War: Lesson Plan

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Abraham Lincoln- Full Sized Images

Teaching with Collections

Includes an overview of topics covered and a lesson plan for Teaching with Collections, from Smithsonian Education's section on Art & Design.

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Teaching With Collections: Lesson Plan

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Introduction to the Natur...

Includes an overview of topics covered, and lesson plan for Introduction to the Nature Journal, from Smithsonian Education's section on Science & Technology.

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Intro to the Nature Journal: Getting Started

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Intro to the Nature Journal: Lesson Plan

Portraits: Written and Vi...

Includes an overview of topics covered and a lesson plan for Portraits: Written and Visual, from Smithsonian Education's section on Art & Design.

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Portraits: Written and Visual: Lesson Plan

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Mark Twain in His Times - University of Virginia

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National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian

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National Postal Museum - Smithsonian Institute

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Orchard House - Home of the Alcotts

A Shape-Note Singing Less...

Includes an overview of topics covered and a lesson plan for A Shape-Note Singing Lesson, from Smithsonian Education's section on Art & Design.

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A Shape-Note Singing Lesson: Lesson Plan

Every Picture Has a Story

Includes an overview of topics covered and a lesson plan for Every Picture Has a Story, from Smithsonian Education's section on Art & Design.

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Every Picture Has a Story: Lesson Plan

Making Friends with Frank...

Includes an overview of topics covered and a lesson plan for Making Friends with Franklin, from Smithsonian Education's section on Art & Design.

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Making Friends with Franklin: Start - Smithsonian ...

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Making Friends with Franklin: Introduction - Smith...

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Making Friends with Franklin: Making Connections -...

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Making Friends with Franklin: Republic of Science ...

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Making Friends with Franklin: Scientist and State ...

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Making Friends with Franklin: A Bifocal View - Smi...

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Making Friends with Franklin: Franklin the Friend ...

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Making Friends with Franklin: Enduring Legacy - Sm...

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Making Friends with Franklin: Lesson 1 Overview - ...

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Making Friends with Franklin: Lesson1: Kite Essay

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Making Friends with Franklin: Lesson 2

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Making Friends with Franklin: Lesson 3 - Smithsoni...

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Early American Scientists: Portraits

Discovery Theater Teachin...

Includes a link to theater teaching resources, from Smithsonian Education's section on Art & Design.

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Discovery Theater Teaching Resources

Japan: Images of a People

Includes an overview of topics covered and a lesson plan for Japan: Images of a People, from Smithsonian Education's section on Art & Design.

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Japan: Images of a People: Getting Started - Smith...

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Japan: Images of a People: Lesson 1: Geography

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Japan: Images of a People: Lesson 2: Paintings

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Japan: Images of a People: Lesson 3: Screens

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Japan: Background Essay 1: Page 1 - Smithsonian Ce...

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Japan: Background Essay 1: Page 2 - Smithsonian Ce...

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Japan: Background Essay 1: Page 3 - Smithsonian Ce...

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Japan: Background Essay 1: Page 4 - Smithsonian Ce...

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Japan: Background Essay 2: Japanese Screens - Smit...

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Japan: Images of a People: Resources - Smithsonian...

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Japan: Images of a People: Edo Period Art

Landscape Painting: Artis...

Includes an overview of topics covered and a lesson plan for Landscape Painting: Artist Who Love the Land, from Smithsonian Education's section on Art & Design.

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Landscape Painting: Introduction - Smithsonian Cen...

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Landscape Painting: Creating Illusions - Smithsoni...

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Landscape Painting: Catlin - Smithsonian Center

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Landscape Painting: Moran

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Landscape Painting: Bierstadt - Smithsonian Center

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Landscape Painting: Homer - Smithsonian Center

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Landscape Painting: Lesson 1: The American West - ...

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Landscape Painting: Lesson 1: Activity Pages

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Landscape Painting: Lesson 2: The Rocky Shore - Sm...

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Landscape Painting: Lesson 2: Activity Pages

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Landscape Painting: Resources - Smithsonian Center

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Landscape Painting: American Landscape Paintings

What is Currency?: Lesson...

This unit includes a lesson plan and an overview of topics for What is Currency?: Lessons from Historic Africa, from Smithsonian Education's section on Art & Design.

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What is Currency: Introduction - Lessons from Hist...

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What is Currency: Trading Gold for Salt - Smithson...

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What is Currency: Mining the Gold - Smithsonian Ce...

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What is Currency: Using Gold-Dust as Money - Smith...

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What is Currency: Trading with Europeans - Smithso...

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What is Currency: Lesson 1: Why Use Money?

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What is Currency: Lesson 2: What Shape Is Money? -...

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What is Currency: Lesson 3: What's It Worth? - Thi...

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What is Currency: Resources - Smithsonian Center

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What is Currency: Akan Proverbs - Smithsonian Cent...

Spinning Yarns: Telling T...

Includes an overview of topics covered and a lesson plan for Spinning Yarns: Telling Tales about Textiles, from Smithsonian Education's section on Art & Design.

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Spinning Yarns: Art to Zoo

The Museum Idea, 1976

Includes an overview of topics covered and a lesson plan for The Museum Idea, 1976, from Smithsonian Education's section on Art & Design.

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The Museum Idea, 1976: Art to Zoo

The Museum Idea, 1978

Includes an overview of topics covered and a lesson plan for The Museum Idea, 1978, from Smithsonian Education's section on Art & Design.

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The Museum Idea, 1978: Art to Zoo

Spring at the Smithsonian...

Includes an overview of topics covered and a lesson plan for Spring at the Smithsonian: An Incipient Case of Puppetmania, from Smithsonian Education's section on Art & Design.

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Spring at the Smithsonian: Getting Started

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Spring at the Smithsonian: Art to Zoo

Playing Historical Detect...

Includes an overview of topics covered and a lesson plan for Playing Historical Detective, from Smithsonian Education's section on Art & Design.

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Playing Historical Detective: Art to Zoo

What Can You Do with a Po...

Includes an overview of topics covered and a lesson plan for What Can You Do with a Portrait?, from Smithsonian Education's section on Art & Design.

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What Can You Do with a Portrait?: Art to Zoo

House Keys

Includes an overview of topics covered and a lesson plan for House Keys, from Smithsonian Education's section on Art & Design.

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House Keys: Getting Started - Smithsonian Center

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House Keys: Art to Zoo

Memorials: Art for Rememb...

Includes an overview of topics covered and a lesson plan for Memorials: Art for Remembering, from Smithsonian Education's section on Art & Design.

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Memorials: Art for Remembering: Art to Zoo

Kiting Up the Sky: The Ve...

Includes an overview of topics covered and a lesson plan for Kiting Up the Sky: The Vehicles of Understanding, from Smithsonian Education's section on Art & Design

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Kiting Up the Sky: The Vehicles of Understanding