Grade Range: K-12Resource Type(s): Web LinkDate Posted: 10/17/2009
This resource allows students to browse the two hundred and fifty artifacts included in the Legacies: Collecting Americas History at the Smithsonian collection. It also includes descriptions of each artifact, interpretations of how the artifacts fit into broader themes in American history, and brief case studies explaining the method historians use to discover meaning from seemingly ordinary historic treasures.
To control the form of war messages, the government created the U.S. Office of War Information in...
currency, flag, westward expansion, military, inventor, protest, Star-Spangled Banner, object, technology, presidential, star spangled banner, artifact, museum, jefferson, thomas, president, art, social history, popular culture, SSB, everyday life
Support for Smithsonian's History Explorer is provided by the Verizon Foundation