Anacostia Community Museum 

The Anacostia Community museum explores social issues impacting diverse populations of the DC metropolitan area to promote mutual understanding and strengthen community bonds. View more information on their Member Feature Page


Winter AHFES Programs

A Right to the City
How Washingtonians have shaped and reshaped their neighborhoods in extraordinary ways. After a half-century of population decline and disinvestment, Washington, DC, today is home to a rapidly growing population, rising rents and home prices, major new development projects, but also deepening inequality. A Right to the City explores more than five decades of neighborhood change in the nation’s capital as well as the rich history of organizing and civic engagement that accompanied it. Highlighting six neighborhoods across the city—Adams Morgan, Anacostia, Brookland, Chinatown, Shaw, and Southwest—the exhibition tells the story of how ordinary Washingtonians have helped shape and reshape their neighborhoods in extraordinary ways.
Content Areas: Social Studies, History, Geography
Discipline: Social Studies, History
Resource type: Interactive Distance Learning Activity/Online or Printable Resource
Learning Standards: Common Core Education Standards –English Language Art Standards –History/Social Studies/Civics
Grades: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th

Exploring Art with Quilts at the Anacostia Community Museum (Self-Guided)
A Teachers Instructional Resource - this collection of quilts offers material to challenge conventional definitions of art and artists, explore the many ways to tell a visual story and spark discussion about the traditions that are passed down in families.
Content Areas: English/Literature, Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Arts, Cultures, Folklife and Heritage
Discipline: Writing/Reading/Journalism, Artifact or Object Exploration, Visual Arts, Social Studies
Resource Type: Online or Printable Lesson Plan/Study Guide
Learning Standards: Common Core Education Standards Social Studies/History/Geography, English/Literature, Visual Arts
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th

The Ontario Lakers: Teamwork in an Urban Environment
Did you know that Washington, DC had their very own Lakers? No, not those Lakers.
The Ontario Lakers were a community sports team based in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. This collection aims to get kids thinking about teamwork and how outdoor environments can be designed to make a place for community. Discover more about the Ontario Lakers in the sources and suggested activities below.
Included in the resource is a photograph of the Ontario Lakers playing ground, a baseball signed by the team and interviews with Mary and Ronald Pierce (sister and brother to Walter Pierce, the leader of the Ontario Lakers). The sources are from the Anacostia Community Museum and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Content Areas: English/Literature, Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Arts, Physical Education and Social and Emotional Learning
Discipline: Writing/Reading/Journalism, Artifact or Object Exploration, Visual Arts, Social Studies/History, Social and Emotional Learning
Resource Type: Online or Printable Lesson Plan/Study Guide
Learning Standards: Common Core Education Standards Social Studies/History/Geography, English/Literature, Arts, Physical Education
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th

District Creativity
"Washington, DC artist Ira Blount donated over 100 artworks to the Anacostia Community Museum (ACM).  This Collection highlights some of his art and offers resources to inspire your creative projects. This resource includes an interview with the artist, a list of questions about the creativity, a list of resources for making your own art, and a bibliography to learn more about Ira Blount.
Content Areas: Arts, Artifact or Object Exploration
Discipline: Artifact or Object Exploration, Visual Arts
Resource Type: Online or Printable Lesson Plan/Study Guide
Learning Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.1, NATIONAL CORE ARTS STANDARDS, ANCHOR STANDARD #10, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.G.A.1
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th


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Museum Exhibition (A Right to the City and Men of Change)- Discussion Webinars
Presented by: The Anacostia Community Museum

These webinars will explore the topics of gentrification and Black male identity or other relevant exhibition themes connected to the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museums exhibitions. The webinars will be hosted by ACM and facilitated by community thought leaders.
Date: To be scheduled, please contact Linda Maxwell at maxwellL@si.edu
Time: TBD
Length of Event: 40 minutes 
Location: Virtual
Content Area: Social Studies/History
Medium: Online via StreamYard; Artifact or Object Exploration; Visual Arts;
Learning Standards: Common Core Education Standards –English Language Art Standards –History/Social Studies/Civics Grades 5-12 Connections to the Exhibition, National Core Arts Standards: Anchor Standard 6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work; Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work; Anchor 11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.
Grades: 6th - 12th
Ticket capacity: 30 per date.
Supplementary Materials: TBD

 

 

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