This downloadable guide introduces the Islamic world through art. Includes an overview of Islamic beliefs and holidays; and a look at the art of calligraphy, architectural objects, and everyday objects of trade and culture. Includes lesson plans by grade level and suggestions for additional resource more
Online exhibition providing a brief history and description of the pochoir process along with select examples of pochoir images from the library's collection that illustrate costume, interior, and pattern designs produced in France from 1900 through the 1930s. The pochoir process, characterized by i more
Webpage on how public transportation shaped the development of the city of Chicago. Artifacts and period photographs illustrate the story of Chicago public transportation from the late 1800s to 1960. This page is included in the online exhibit America on the Move.
Free streams of the sounds that make up the diverse music of Africa including complete tracks from the collections of Smithsonian Folkways. From the rhythms of Benin to the wedding music of Ethiopia to the traditional Zulu music of South Africa to the parade music of Senegal, you'll never know what more
Teacher's resource guide provides lesson plans; including suggested objectives, procedures, related standards in historical thinking, and worksheets, using Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George Washington to introduce students to the events that shaped Washington's life.
Two-video set shows how powwows incorporate historical traditions and modern innovations. Focuses on the Ojibwe people. Includes historical background, transcription of soundtrack, classroom questions, and suggestions for further reading and listening. Available for purchase.