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1990 Festival of American Folklife
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The sections of articles about the U.S. Virgin Islands and Senegal have statements from two sets of authors. One article in each section is a general, inclusive statement written by a member of our curatorial staff.
Employing a point of view generally defined by Smithsonian imperatives for "the increase and diffusion of knowledge," the author engages in the characteristic practices of the Festival. These include: identifying and valorizing traditional cultural practices; explaining them primarily in historical, economic, and social terms; replying to popular stereotypes and supplanting them with empirically derived characterizations; representing geographically and historically bounded cultural wholes.
The other statements are written by authors from the geographic areas featured- the U.S. Virgin Islands and Senegal. These articles are more richly detailed. They address a variety of audiences, reply to a variety of implicit and explicit assertions, and are couched in a variety of styles. They have, of course, been solicited, selected, and edited - processes which are ineluctably based in our Institutional practice. We hope that in spite of this practice, and also in some degree because of it, these short critical pieces do incorporate a variety of voices speaking on noteworthy aspects of folklife.
In this sense, the organization of this year's Program Book represents the practice of the Festival as a whole.
The dialogue of viewpoints, understandings and of cultural styles strengthens the discourse of our national cultural Institution.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Environmental Studies
Social Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
National Park
Smithsonian Institute
Date Added:
09/28/2021
7.3 Metabolic Reactions
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This unit on metabolic reactions in the human body starts out with students exploring a real case study of a middle-school girl named M’Kenna, who reported some alarming symptoms to her doctor. Her symptoms included an inability to concentrate, headaches, stomach issues when she eats, and a lack of energy for everyday activities and sports that she used to play regularly. She also reported noticeable weight loss over the past few months, in spite of consuming what appeared to be a healthy diet. Her case sparks questions and ideas for investigations around trying to figure out which pathways and processes in M’Kenna’s body might be functioning differently than a healthy system and why.

Students investigate data specific to M’Kenna’s case in the form of doctor’s notes, endoscopy images and reports, growth charts, and micrographs. They also draw from their results from laboratory experiments on the chemical changes involving the processing of food and from digital interactives to explore how food is transported, transformed, stored, and used across different body systems in all people. Through this work of figuring out what is causing M’Kenna’s symptoms, the class discovers what happens to the food we eat after it enters our bodies and how M’Kenna’s different symptoms are connected.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Data Set
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Reading
Student Guide
Unit of Study
Author:
Abingdon-Avon High School Betty Stennett
Assessment Specialist Kelsey Edwards
BSCS Science Learning Jamie Noll
BSCS Science Learning Katie Van Horne
BSCS Science Learning Lindsey Mohan
Charles A. Dana Center at University of Texas Austin Heather Galbreath
John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science Nicole Vick
Lombard Middle School Michael Clinchot
Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance Kathryn Fattalah
Northwestern University Barbara Hug
Northwestern University Barbara Taylor
Northwestern University Kate Cook-Whitt
Northwestern University Michael Novak
Tara McGill
The Nora Project Emily Harris
Date Added:
03/15/2022
Are We Like Robots?
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This lesson explores the similarities between how a human being moves/walks and how a robot moves. This allows students to see the human body as a system, i.e., from the perspective of an engineer. It shows how movement results from (i) decision making, i.e., deciding to walk and move, and (ii) implementing the decision by conveying the decision to the muscle (human) or motor (robot).

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Ajay Nair
Satish Nair
Date Added:
09/18/2014
The Colonial Archives of the United States Virgin Islands on JSTOR
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This article examines the relationship between custody, access, and provenance through a case study of the records of a former Danish colony, the United States Virgin Islands. In 1917, when the United States purchased the Virgin Islands from Denmark, Danish archivists removed the majority of records created there during colonial rule and deposited them in the Danish National Archives. Following its establishment in the 1930s, the National Archives of the United States sent an archivist to the Virgin Islands to claim most of the remaining records and ship them to Washington. The native population of the Virgin Islands, primarily former colonials whose ancestors were brought from Africa as slaves, were left without access to the written sources that comprised their history. While all three parties have claims to custody of the records, the claim of the people of the Virgin Islands relies on an expanded definition of provenance that includes territoriality or locale, as well as on a custodial responsiblity for access. The competing custodial claims suggest a dissonance between legal custody, physical custody, and archival principles that may be resolvable through post- custodial management practices.

Subject:
Applied Science
Arts and Humanities
Education
History
Social Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Author:
Jeannette Allis Bastian
Date Added:
08/13/2021
Denmark and the US Virgin Islands
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The website ‘The West Indian Heritage’ tells its story using the buildings as a framework for understanding the structure, function, and people of the colony who were either forced to risk their lives producing the coveted goods or benefited from the profits on the goods throughout the first 150 years of the colony’s history.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
World Cultures
Career and Technical Education
Virgin Islands History
Anthropology
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
West Indian Heritage
Date Added:
08/16/2021
Glaciers
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Featuring images of glacier formations, this interactive resource adapted from the National Park Service explains what glaciers are, where they are found, how they form, and how they move.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Education
Ecology
Astronomy
Chemistry
Geology
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lecture Notes
Simulation
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
12/17/2005
How Mosquitoes Can Fly in the Rain
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In this lesson, we learn how insects can fly in the rain. The objective is to calculate the impact forces of raindrops on flying mosquitoes. Students will gain experience with using Newton's laws, gathering data from videos and graphs, and most importantly, the utility of making approximations. No calculus will be used in this lesson, but familiarity with torque and force balances is suggested. No calculators will be needed, but students should have pencil and paper to make estimations and, if possible, copies of the graphs provided with the lesson. Between lessons, students are recommended to discuss the assignments with their neighbors.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT Blossoms
Author:
David Hu
Date Added:
10/29/2012
Introduction to Civic Online Reasoning for Distance Learning
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This collection of lessons represent adapted and remixed instructional content for teaching media literacy and specifically civic online reasoning through distance learning. These lessons take students through the steps necessary to source online content, verify evidence presented, and corroborate claims with other sources.

The original lesson plans are the work of Stanford History Education Group, licensed under CC 4.0. Please refer to the full text lesson plans at Stanford History Education Group’s, Civic Online Reasoning Curriculum for specifics regarding background, research findings, and additional curriculum for teaching media literacy in the twenty-first century.

Subject:
Information Science
Business and Communication
Communication
Educational Technology
Reading Informational Text
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Author:
Adrienne Williams
Heather Galloway
Morgen Larsen
Rachel Obenchain
Stanford History Education Group-Civic Online Reasoning Project
Date Added:
03/15/2022
Introduction to Civic Online Reasoning for Distance Learning
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This collection of lessons represent adapted and remixed instructional content for teaching media literacy and specifically civic online reasoning through distance learning. These lessons take students through the steps necessary to source online content, verify evidence presented, and corroborate claims with other sources.

The original lesson plans are the work of Stanford History Education Group, licensed under CC 4.0. Please refer to the full text lesson plans at Stanford History Education Group’s, Civic Online Reasoning Curriculum for specifics regarding background, research findings, and additional curriculum for teaching media literacy in the twenty-first century.

Subject:
Information Science
Business and Communication
Communication
Educational Technology
Reading Informational Text
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Author:
Adrienne Williams
Heather Galloway
Morgen Larsen
Rachel Obenchain
Stanford History Education Group-Civic Online Reasoning Project
Date Added:
03/15/2022
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. FAMOUS QUOTES
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One of America's greatest heroes is Martin Luther King Jr. He battled to repeal discriminatory laws against African Americans in the 1950s and 1960s. He strove to ensure that all citizens in the United States have the same rights.The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were greatly influenced by Martin Luther King Jr. The Civil Rights Act made it illegal to discriminate on the basis of "race, color, religion, or national origin" in the workplace and public places. The Voting Rights Act ensures that African Americans can exercise their right to vote.Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is honored every year on the third Monday in January in the United States. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and work are commemorated on this day.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
CRISTINA SENOSA
Date Added:
01/20/2022
My Future My Choice Distance Learning Adaptations
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This document provides distance learning adaptations for the My Future-My Choice program lessons.

Subject:
Health and Physical Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
My Future-My Choice
Oregon Department of Human Services
Date Added:
09/15/2021
Nanotechnology: Mystery Mixtures
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In this unit of study, students will research topics in nanotechnology and attempt to identify a mystery mixture of different powders using a scanning-electron microscope. This unit integrates nine STEM attributes and was developed as part of the South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership's Teacher Leadership Team. Any instructional materials are included within this unit of study.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Reading
Unit of Study
Provider:
South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership
Author:
Larry Zurcher
Date Added:
04/29/2015
National Geographic Society
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This 10-minute documentary tells the story of Marie Wilcox, the last fluent speaker of the Wukchumni language and the dictionary she created in an effort to keep her language alive.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
English Language Arts
Foreign Language
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Lesson
Author:
National Geographic Society
Date Added:
03/15/2022
The Pythagorean Formula Mini-Flexbook
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This Flexbook is community contributed through ck12.org. It covers three lessons on the Pythagorean Theorem. 1) Introduction and Determining if the Triangle is a Right Triangle, 2) Finding the Hypotenuse, and 3) Finding a leg. It includes step by step instructions, application problems, and answers (at the end of each lesson). Ck12.org material is downloadable, editable, and accessible offline and online.

Subject:
Mathematics
Algebra
Geometry
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Lesson
Reading
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Shana Friend
Date Added:
05/25/2018