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    Teacher's Guide:

    Objects Overview + NCSS Standards

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    Posted: 3.3.2008

    This section provides background information on the eight objects featured in this online guide, including curricular connections and National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Standards. For additional objects to explore, see the Roadshow Archive.

    Historical Period/Year Object Image Appraisal Value AR Category Curriculum Connections NCSS Standards
    Ancient Egypt's Late Period (664 to 304 B.C.)

    Late-Period Egyptian Bronze Falcon

    Hollow-cast falcon statue that held a falcon mummy.
    $12,000-$18,000 Antiquities • Ancient Egyptian history, religious beliefs, and burial practices
    • Mythology
    • Time, Continuity, and Change
    • Science, Technology, and Society
    • People, Places, and Environments
    Japanese Edo Period (1603-1868)

    Three Japanese Swords

    Two of the swords form a daishu set, worn by a mid-level samurai; the third is a court sword, probably worn by a samurai close to the ruling family.
    $12,000-$18,000 Asian Arts • Japanese history
    • Samurai culture and Bushido, the samurai code of ethics
    • Power, Authority, and Governance
    • People, Places, and Environments
    • Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
    Circa 1795

    Eliza Law Custis Lap Desk, ca. 1795

    Lap desk, a portable desk, similar to a briefcase, given to Martha Washington's granddaughter Eliza Custis by the Marquis de Lafayette.
    $30,000-$50,000 Decorative Arts • French alliance and the American Revolutionary War
    • Revolutionary War
    • George Washington
    • Presidents and their families
    • Class and literacy
    • Craftsmen and their crafts
    • Communication in the 18th century
    • Inheritance
    • Power, Authority, and Governance
    • Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
    • People, Places, and Environments
    • Production, Distribution, and Consumption
    1880s to1890s

    Late 19th-Century American Indian Clothing (and other items)

    Collection of items, including adolescent dress, moccasins, knife scabbard, and pipe bag from several American Indian tribes in Oklahoma.
    $33,000- $43,000 Tribal Art • American Indian life, culture, and history
    • Government policy on American Indians, including removal from their lands
    • Life on a reservation
    • American Indians and the pioneers
    • People, Places, and Environments
    • Power, Authority, and Governance
    • Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
    1853

    Pocket Map of California, ca. 1853

    Paper pocket map; created for and used by California "49ers" searching for gold.
    $10,000-$15,000 Books and Manuscripts • 19th-century American exploration and settlement
    • California Gold Rush; Lithography
    • Time, Continuity, and Change
    • People, Places, and Environments
    • Science, Technology, and Society
    1863

    Civil War Archive, ca. 1863

    Diary, sewing kit, stencil, bone carvings, Bible flag, owned by a soldier from New York, who spent several years as a Confederate prisoner of war.
    $9,500 Arms & Militaria • Civil War
    • Deserters
    • Prisoners of war
    • Power, Authority, and Governance
    • Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
    • People, Places, and Environments
    1893-1895

    Country Store Journals, ca. 1895

    Journals, logbooks, and ledgers from general store in Walle Township, North Dakota.
    $1,500 Books & Manuscripts • Daily frontier life and westward expansion
    • Immigration
    • People, Places, and Environments
    • Production, Distribution, and Consumption
    1880-1920

    Burmese Carved Ivory Tusk, ca. 1900

    Burmese Buddhist religious carving of an Asian elephant tusk
    $5,000 Asian Arts • Burmese and Southeast Asian History
    • British Colonialism
    • Buddhism and its religious symbols and objects
    • Asian Art
    • The Ivory Trade
    • Culture and Cultural Diversity
    • People, Places, and Environments
    • Power, Authority, and Governance
    • Production, Distribution, and Consumption
    1890-1920

    Evelyn Rumsey Cary "Woman Suffrage" Poster, ca. 1905

    Art Nouveau poster advocating the right to vote for U.S. women
    $10,000-$15,000 Prints & Posters • American Woman Suffrage
    • U.S. Women's History
    • Art Nouveau
    • Social Movements
    • People, Places, and Environments
    • Power, Authority, and Governance
    • Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
    • Civic Ideas and Practices
    1920

    Pioneer Packard Toy Pedal Car

    Children's riding toy, modeled on Packard automobile.
    $5,000-$6,000 Toys & Games • Toys through time • Individual Development and Identity
    1950

    Mid-20th-Century Denim Levi's Advertising Banner

    Banner, silkscreened on denim, celebrating 100th anniversary of Levi Strauss blue jeans.
    $1,800-$2,000 Collectibles • Advertising or fashion throughout history
    • The Gold Rush
    • Production, Distribution, and Consumption
    1960

    1960 Signed Mercury 7 Photograph & Paperwork

    Signed photograph of astronauts of the Mercury 7 Mission; recorded itinerary of astronauts’ physical examinations.
    $3,000-$7,500 Collectibles • American spaceflight history
    • Space Race
    • NASA program
    • Project Mercury
    • People, Places, and Environments
    • Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
    • Science, Technology, and Society
    1983

    Andy Warhol Napkin Drawing, ca. 1983

    Butterfly sketch on napkin by famous American pop artist.
    $20,000-$30,000 Paintings & Drawings • Art or Pop Culture • Culture and Cultural Diversity





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