Grade Range: 5-12Resource Type(s): Reference MaterialsDate Posted: 8/23/2009
In this section of the online exhibition entitled Treasures of American History, students will explore the diverse roots of American culture as well as common experiences shared across lines of race, ethnicity, and region. They will learn how culturally, Americans have defined themselves in many ways—through artistic expression, ethnic traditions, work and play, and home and community life. A Spanish version of the exhibition is available on the exhibition's homepage.
Multimedia instruction, Museum education, Thematic approach
Kermit, a hand and rod puppet created in 1955 by Jim Henson, belongs to America's beloved puppet ...
pop culture, Ellington, Duke, Music, home life, history, Gillespie, Dizzy, toy, religion, popular culture, entertainment, first amendment, television, Rainey, Ma, freedom of religion, social history, Sousa, John Philip, Berlin, Irving, children, religious freedom, symbol
A brief picture book on the career of this jazz musician and composer who, along with his orchest...
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