Interactives & Media

A complete listing of all the standards-based educational resources that includes audio, video, and interactive resources. Many of these resources are designed to be used by the learner without help from a teacher or parent.


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Blog Post: Civil War Portraits

Grade Range: K-0
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials, Interactives & Media
Duration: 5 Minutes
Date Posted: 7/9/2012

In this post, students will learn  how photographs shaped the public’s knowledge and experience of the Civil War, and  how people shaped photographs to leave a legacy of how they personally experienced and understood the ...


Blog Post: Collecting the Presidential Campaigns

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Reference Materials
Duration: 4 Minutes
Date Posted: 7/13/2012

In this post, students will learn how political history curators collect campaign memorabilia Democratic and Republican National Conventions. S ince the late 1980s, they have collected more than 150,000 objects. In this video...


Blog Post: Forgotten Early Sound Recordings Given a Voice

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Reference Materials
Date Posted: 7/10/2012

In this post, students will learn about early recording history and hear recordings recovered from 1880s records.  The recovered recordings are the Volta Laboratory Associates’ early experiments at recording and even reproducing li...


Blog Post: Mary Lou Williams: Musical and Social Change Agent

Grade Range: K-0
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Reference Materials
Date Posted: 7/12/2012

In this post, students will learn about jazz master Mary Lou Williams and her impact on jazz music, from boogie woogie and big band.  Mary Lou Williams was a jazz artist who articulated the history, culture, and heritage of a people and ...


Blog Post: Trilled R's and the Dawn of Recorded Sound in America

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Reference Materials
Date Posted: 7/10/2012

In this post, students will learn about the  oldest sound recordings preserved toda, found at the Museum. These experimental phonograms were made starting in 1881 by the Volta Laboratory Association, which consisted of telephone pioneer ...


Bracero History Archive

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities, Primary Source, Reference Materials
Date Posted: 9/12/2009

This website provides online access to a collection of oral histories, photos, documents, and objects related to bracero history. Students can browse the archive, use social bookmarking tools to share resources, add th...


Bracero History Archive-Spanish Version

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Primary Source, Interactives & Media, Reference Materials
Date Posted: 9/12/2009

This website provides online access to this collection of oral histories, photos, documents, and objects related to bracero history. Students can browse the archive, use social bookmarking tools to share resources, add their...


Brown v. Board of Education Electronic Field Trips

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media
Duration: 50 Minutes
Date Posted: 7/7/2008

In these electronic field trips produced by the National Museum of American History, viewers are given a 20 minute tour by the curators of the exhibition Separate Is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education, followed by a 30 minute videotaped questi...


Building a Sod House

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Interactives & Media
Date Posted: 6/10/2008

In this interactive activity, students will attempt to build a sod house by making choices regarding the construction of their house. Too many wrong answers and the house will collapse! This engaging and lighthearted activity will help students un...


Changing America: To Be Free

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media
Date Posted: 8/13/2013

Americans reacted to the Emancipation Proclamation in different ways. Use the Changing America: To Be Free iPad app to go beyond the well-known stories of Emancipation and gain insight into this profound moment in the lives of many different ...

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