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"Seeing" Music

Grade Range: K-4
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities
Duration: 5 Minutes
Date Posted: 3/8/2012

Dance is just one way to turn music into something you can see. Your computer can take music and turn it into a different kind of visible art. Part of an OurStory module entitled An American Story in Dance and Music, this activity include...


101 Questions

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities
Duration: 60 Minutes
Date Posted: 9/24/2012

The 101 Questions activity includes reading and responding to the current USCIS Naturalization test, determining a hypothetical 101st question on the exam, and displaying their final product in a classroom or online gallery walk. The activity incl...


1880s Agricultural Nation Classroom Activity Guide

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Worksheets, Primary Source
Date Posted: 1/22/2011

In this set of classroom activities developed for the exhibition America on the Move , students will use visual, analytical, and interpretive skills to examine primary sources including historical maps to answer ques...


1920s Industrial America Classroom Activity Guide

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Worksheets, Primary Source
Date Posted: 1/22/2011

In these classroom activities developed for the exhibition America on the Move , students will use visual, analytical, and interpretive skills to examine primary sources including historical maps and answer questions...


1930s and 1940s Highways Classroom Activity Guide

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Worksheets, Primary Source
Date Posted: 1/22/2011

In these classroom activities, developed for the exhibition America on the Move , students will use visual, analytical, and interpretive skills to examine primary sources including a historical map and photography by...


1950s and 1960s Suburban America Classroom Activity Guide

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Worksheets, Primary Source
Date Posted: 1/22/2011

In these classroom activities, developed for the exhibition America on the Move , students will use visual, analytical, and interpretive skills to examine primary sources including a historical map and answer questio...


1970s-2000 Global Economy Classroom Activity Guide

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Primary Source, Worksheets
Date Posted: 1/22/2011

In these classroom activities, developed for the exhibition America on the Move , students will use visual, analytical, and interpretive skills to examine primary sources including a historical map and answer questio...


A Hero's Gear

Grade Range: K-4
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Primary Source, Worksheets
Duration: 15 Minutes
Date Posted: 3/5/2012

Learn how firefighters' gear help them do their jobs, then imagine your own special gear that would help you help others in your community. Part of an OurStory module entitled September 11, 2001, this activity includes photographs of a fi...


A History of the War of 1812 and The Star-Spangled Banner

Grade Range: 3-8
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Reference Materials
Date Posted: 11/19/2008

Using this classroom activity, students will be able to cite the origins and outcome of the War of 1812 and be able to place the creation of the Star-Spangled Banner in a chronological framework. The activity includes a narrative about the war of ...


A Letter to Abraham Lincoln Homepage

Grade Range: K-4
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Reference Materials
Date Posted: 1/14/2009

In this OurStory module, children will read Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers , a children's book that tells the story of Grace Bedell and the famous letter that she sent to Abraham Lincoln in 1860. The module includes links to hands-on...

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