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Connections to the Past and Present: The Arctic Studies Center
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This article describes online artifact collections available through the Arctic Studies Center, ...

This article describes online artifact collections available through the Arctic Studies Center, a part of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. The collection includes artifacts and background information about the peoples of Alaska and Northeast Siberia.

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Engineering
Physics
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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
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Robert Payo
Art and Literature
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How are poetry and American art interrelated? This guide pairs American artworks ...

How are poetry and American art interrelated? This guide pairs American artworks with the lives and poems of the nation's most revered poets including William Cullen Bryant, Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Carlos Williams, and Charles Olson.

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Literature
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U.S. History
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Public Sculpture: Robert Gould Shaw Memorial
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What contributions were made by African-American troops participating in the Civil War? ...

What contributions were made by African-American troops participating in the Civil War? This portion of the Public Sculpture module explains how art expresses heroic ideals.

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U.S. History
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Pueblo Indian Watercolors
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What do Pueblo Indian watercolors reveal about the culture and history of ...

What do Pueblo Indian watercolors reveal about the culture and history of Native Americans of the Southwest? This teacher guide begins with the history of the Pueblo Indians and uses watercolor paintings to highlight aspects of Pueblo culture.

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U.S. History
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Conversations with History: Values, Persuasion, and Leadership in the Public Sector, with Ira Michael Heyman
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In this edition, UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler talks with Ira Michael Heyman, ...

In this edition, UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler talks with Ira Michael Heyman, former Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley and former Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Chancellor Heyman discusses leadership, the challenges facing higher education and the problems of managing public museums. (58 min)

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Arts and Humanities
Higher Education
Sociology
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U.C. Berkeley
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Latino Art & Culture: Artistic Tradition in the Southwest
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What are the historical influences on the development of artistic traditions in ...

What are the historical influences on the development of artistic traditions in the Southwest US? This portion of the Latino Art & Culture module explains how the santo tradition reflects past and present cultural values.

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The Great Depression
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How can artwork better help us understand the American Experience during the ...

How can artwork better help us understand the American Experience during the 1930s? This portion of the Scenes of American Life module looks at artwork and the American experience during the Great Depression.

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U.S. History
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How Can I Get An Idea Like That?
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What can we learn about community and culture from folk art? This ...

What can we learn about community and culture from folk art? This guide uses SAAM's collection of folk art as a springboard to activities and questions about art and community history.

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U.S. History
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Public Sculpture: Cincinnati Gateway
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How did the development of water transportation routes affect commerce and immigration ...

How did the development of water transportation routes affect commerce and immigration in the United States? This portion of the Public Sculpture module identifies symbols of river and canal communities and describes Cincinnati history as it relates to the Ohio River.

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U.S. History
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Public Sculpture: Civil Rights Memorial
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How did the civil rights movement gain momentum in the United States ...

How did the civil rights movement gain momentum in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s? This portion of the Public Sculpture module explains the fundamental democratic principles behind the civil rights movement.

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U.S. History
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African American Artists: Masking Matters
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How did the Harlem Renaissance influence African American artists? This portion of ...

How did the Harlem Renaissance influence African American artists? This portion of the Affirmation Today module explains the conscious attempt to express ancestral heritage and racial pride through art.

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U.S. History
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African American Artists: Education and Equity
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How did African American artists respond to cultural and educational opportunities? This ...

How did African American artists respond to cultural and educational opportunities? This portion of the Affirmation Today module explains the cultural impact of Supreme Court decisions on the African American community.

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U.S. History
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Federalism to Jacksonian Democracy
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What can American landscapes and other paintings tell us about the evolution ...

What can American landscapes and other paintings tell us about the evolution of democracy in the United States? This portion of the Land and Landscape module focuses on the influence of land ownership and the evolution of American civic ideas through landscape.

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U.S. History
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Public Sculpture: Face Plate
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How can public sculpture reflect our interdependence with nature? This portion of ...

How can public sculpture reflect our interdependence with nature? This portion of the Public Sculpture module explains how artists heighten public awareness of ecological issues.

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Visual Arts
Ecology
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Latino Art & Culture: Making a New Life in the United States
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How can artwork teach us about Latino culture in the United States? ...

How can artwork teach us about Latino culture in the United States? This portion of the Latino Art and Culture module takes a close look at the art and culture of Puerto Rican-Americans, Mexican-Americans, and Cuban Americans.

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Visual Arts
U.S. History
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Public Sculpture: Iwo Jima Memorial
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How do memorials convey American attitudes toward wars? This portion of the ...

How do memorials convey American attitudes toward wars? This portion of the Public Sculpture module describes the assault on Iwo Jima, the flag raising on Mount Suribachi, and the resulting photographs and memorial.

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U.S. History
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